2017 ASMF "Sleep Recharges You" High School Video Contest

The American Sleep Medicine Foundation invites U.S. high school students to enter the 2017 ASMF “Sleep Recharges You” High School Video Contest, which is focused on motivating teens to prioritize the importance of sleep in their lives. The first-place prize winner will receive $1,000 – split evenly between the contest entrant and his or her school.

To enter the contest, create an original video that is between 30 seconds and 2 minutes in length. Upload your video to YouTube and submit the link, along with your completed entry form, to the ASMF by 11:59 p.m. CST on Feb. 20, 2017. All submissions will be evaluated by a panel of sleep medicine physicians and researchers. Each entry will be judged on originality and video quality, as well as the appropriateness, relevance and accuracy of its message. Please contact Laura Bentley at lbentley@discoversleep.org or (630) 737-9700 with questions.

Download 2017 ASMF Video Contest Entry Form

View winning entries from the 2013 - 2016 contests

Background
Like many teens, you may go through each day feeling like your batteries are running low. You need a long-lasting power boost to look, feel and perform your best. What you need is sleep – the original, all-natural, free performance enhancer.

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends that teens should sleep 8 to 10 hours per night on a regular basis to promote optimal health. Research makes it clear that sleep is one of the pillars of a healthy lifestyle for teens:

  • Sleep recharges your health, helping you to look your best and maintain a healthy weight.
  • Sleep recharges your energy, enabling you to achieve peak performance in sports.
  • Sleep recharges your mood, allowing you to feel your best and have a more optimistic attitude toward life.
  • Sleep recharges your brain, helping you excel in the classroom by maximizing your attention, memory and learning ability.
  • Sleep recharges your fun, enabling you to enjoy life while making better decisions and staying safe.

However, CDC data show that 69% of U.S. high school students report sleeping 7 hours or less on an average school night. These students are suffering from chronic sleep restriction, which can have a negative impact on their physical and mental health, academic and athletic performance, and mood. Chronic sleep loss also can influence teens’ decision-making, putting personal and public safety at risk.

Rules and Eligibility

  1. ENTRY PERIOD: The “Sleep Recharges You” Video Contest (the “Contest”) entry period opens November 10, 2016 and closes on February 20, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. CST.
  2. ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open to any individual who is enrolled in high school in the United States at the time of entry. No purchase of any sort is necessary, and there is no entry fee. Each submission must be the work of one individual (the “Entrant”).
  3. AGREEMENT TO RULES: Each Entrant must comply with all the terms and conditions of the official rules (the “Rules”) contained herein. By participating in the Contest, each Entrant fully and unconditionally agrees to be bound by and accepts the terms and conditions of these Rules and the decisions of the American Sleep Medicine Foundation and its judges (including, without limitation, the selection of finalists and winners, and the awarding of prizes), which are final and binding in all respects.
  4. HOW TO ENTER: To enter, create a video (must be between 30 seconds and two minutes in length) motivating teens to prioritize the importance of sleep in their lives. All material submitted must be original work created solely for submission in this contest
To Submit:
  1. Upload your video entry to YouTube
  2. Email the link AND the completed Entry Form to Laura Bentley at lbentley@discoversleep.org.
The Official Entry Form must include all requested information, including, without limitation, all contact information along with a Video Submission that complies with these Rules.
  1. SELECTION OF WINNER(s): The panel of Judges will watch and analyze every entry received for:
    1. Originality
    2. Overall video quality
    3. Appropriateness, relevance and accuracy of message content
All applicants will be notified of the award decision by the ASMF via email by May 1, 2017.
  1. PRIZES:
    1. 1st Place: $1,000 split evenly between you and your school
    2. 2nd Place: $500 split evenly between you and your school
    3. People's Choice: $250 Split evenly between you and your school
Note: The People’s Choice winner will be chosen by the general public through online voting.
  1. GUIDELINES FOR VIDEO SUBMISSIONS:
    1. Running Time: 30 seconds – 2 minutes, including any credits.
    2. Originality: Submissions must be original work of the Entrant and must not have been previously published or have won an award or prize of any kind. Previously published submissions from publicized contests will be disqualified. Submissions or works created by others will not be considered and will be disqualified.
    3. Style: Submissions can by in any style or genre of film or video, including animation, drama, comedy, still art, imagery or documentary.
    4. Copyright: Entrants must comply with the Use of Copyright Materials in Student Television Network Activities guidelines regarding to copyright for their entry. Submissions must not incorporate or include anything that violates any law or the copyright, trademark, publicity right, privacy right or other right of any third party. Proof of permission may be requested.
    5. Music: Any music used in the video must be created by the Entrant. Submissions containing copyrighted music, samples, files, or any other protected works that the Entrant does not have the rights to will be disqualified.
    6. Permission: Contestants are responsible for securing all necessary rights, licenses, clearances, releases, consents and/or permissions from any third parties that appear in the video entry in order to avoid disqualification, and the American Sleep Medicine Foundation reserves the right to request proof of ownership or permission to use any material contained in each submission.
  1. APPROPRIATENESS REQUIREMENTS: Video Submissions must NOT:
    1. Include trademarks, logos, or copyrighted material not owned by the entrant. All images or references to third party brands, logos or works must be edited or blurred in the video submission.
    2. Use individuals’ names, in whole or in part (including the Entrant’s last name), without written permission.
    3. In the sole and absolute judgment of the American Sleep Medicine Foundation, contain: profanity; content depicting or promoting sexual activity; content depicting or promoting illegal activity; content that depicts or promotes violence or harm; or any other offensive, obscene, or inappropriate content.
  1. USE OF SUBMISSION: Entries and other submitted material become the property of the American Sleep Medicine Foundation and will not be acknowledged or returned. By submitting an entry:
    1. You represent and warrant that, if you are the designated person that has entered this Contest, you are authorized to make representations and warranties, and will be severally liable for any breach of these representations and warranties or other failure to comply with the Official Rules of this Contest.
    2. You represent and warrant that your entry and all elements contained therein (“Content”) is original and, to the extent the Content incorporates or includes anything that is owned or controlled by any third party, you have obtained in writing all rights necessary to comply with the Official Rules of this Contest; and, that Content does not violate any copyright, trademark, publicity right, or any other right of any third party.
    3. You agree that Content shall be, to the maximum extent eligible, a "work made for hire," under the U.S. Copyright Act, as amended, with all rights therein, including without limitation the exclusive copyright, being the property of the American Sleep Medicine Foundation. Otherwise, if your entry or any element thereof is considered not to be a "work made for hire," you hereby unconditionally and irrevocably transfer to the American Sleep Medicine Foundation all right, title, and interest in the Content (including, without limitation, the copyright) in any and all media whether now known or hereafter devised, in perpetuity, wherever produced or located, including the right to use, copy, distribute, perform, display and to create derivative works of the Content for advertising, trade, other commercial purposes or any other purpose; provided, however, to the extent Content contains third party materials, you have obtained written permission granting American Sleep Medicine Foundation a perpetual, royalty-free, fully paid, freely transferable (with full rights to sublicense) universal, unconditional and irrevocable right and license to copy, distribute, perform, display and to create derivative works from such third party materials for any and all purposes relating to the promotion, marketing, advertising, distribution and/or sales of the American Sleep Medicine Foundation.
    4. You represent and warrant that you meet the requirements and qualifications for this Contest, and that you have read these Official Rules and are fully familiar with them.
    5. You agree to indemnify, and hold American Sleep Medicine Foundation, its officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents and representatives (“Indemnitees”) harmless from and against any third party claim (including reasonably attorneys’ fees and costs) arising from any use of the Content. You waive (i) any right to publicity, privacy or moral rights relating to the Content or your participation in this Contest, and (ii) any right to inspect or approve uses of the Content or to be compensated for any such uses. To the extent these rights may not be waived legally, you agree not to assert them.
    6. By submitting an entry, you grant to the American Sleep Medicine Foundation and its affiliated companies the right, except where prohibited by law, to use your name, likeness, picture, voice, biographical information, submission/entry and written or oral statements, for advertising and promotional purposes in promoting or publicizing the Contest, American Sleep Medicine Foundation and its mission and services, without compensation unless required by law. You shall have no right of approval, no claim to compensation, and no claim (including, without limitation, claims based on invasion of privacy, defamation, rights of integrity or attribution, or right of publicity) arising out of any use, blurring, alteration, or use in composite form of your name, picture, likeness, address (city and state), e-mail address, biographical information, or entry. The rights granted under this paragraph shall extend to American Sleep Medicine Foundation and its affiliated companies and agents with respect to all entrants in the Contest, including the entrant who is selected as the grand prize winner and those entrants who are not selected. American Sleep Medicine Foundation is under no obligation to use the winning entries or any other entry for any purpose.