Rules

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  • You must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident to enter and win.
  • Entrants must be active students age 13 or older by October 8, 2009
  • Children, including those by marriage or adoption, of US Department of Education employees, contractors, or grantees are considered immediate family and are ineligible to participate.
  • Contestants chosen as finalists will be reached through their YouTube accounts and must respond to the notification as directed within 7 business days to confirm eligibility.
  • Finalists under 18 years of age are required to have the permission of a parent or legal guardian in order to be eligible as a finalist and potential winner.
  • Inclusion of individuals in your video requires the written consent of that person. If the individual you are including in your video is under the age of 18, you must also obtain the written consent of that person's parent or legal guardian.
  • There is only one video submission allowed per entrant.
  • Submitted videos may not be longer than 2 minutes in duration.
  • All music used in videos must not violate any music or lyric copyrights.
  • US Department of Education employees, contractors, or grantees are not allowed to assist in the development of your video.
  • The video cannot have been submitted previously in a promotion or contest of any kind or exhibited or displayed publicly through any means previously.
  • By submitting a video to the contest, you grant to the US Department of Education a royalty-free, irrevocable right to reproduce, publish distribute, perform, display, create derivative works of the submission, or otherwise use the work for Federal purposes, and authorize others to do so.
  • The video must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, defamatory, slanderous or libelous.
  • The video must not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
  • The video must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any state where video is created.
  • Submissions will also be governed by YouTube's Community Guidelines which govern: sex and nudity, hate speech, shocking and disgusting material, dangerous illegal acts, children, copyright, privacy, harassment, impersonation and threats.
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