Attention, all present and future college students!
Are you witty? Savvy with technology? Broke? Then have we got an opportunity for you.
This year, for the first time ever, Mhelpdesk will be offering a scholarship for the Spring 2015 semester. Many will enter, and one of those eager entrants will be walking away from the experience with a check for a cool $1500.00. Want that person to be you? Stick around for a second, and we’ll tell you how.
See, we like money too. That’s why we work so hard to reach as many customers as possible. Of course, reaching those customers is much easier said than done. Today’s agile online audience is sick of hearing about weird tips from moms and why doctors hate so many people. We need new funky-fresh ideas, and that’s where you and the rest of the nation’s youth come in. We want YOU to help us build the next game-changing advertisement.
Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to create a commercial we can use to break out of the pack. You’ll have 60 seconds of video to sell our business to the people who need us. Make us laugh! Make us cry! Obligate us to leave anonymous tips with mental health professionals in your area! Whatever you do, just don’t bore us.
Think you have what it takes? See our official rules below for complete details and a bunch of other words that only lawyers understand and care about. And don’t forget to fill out the entry form!
Easiest $1500.00 you ever made.
Skip the legal mumbo-jumbo, go to the entry form
The Mhelpdesk Video Scholarship
OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES
By entering this contest, you agree to all official rules and regulations governing the winning of any prizes.
Winner will be selected at the sole discretion of Mhelpdesk, in accordance with the Judging Criteria set forth below.
No purchase or payment of any kind is required to enter or to win.
Create a 60-second video commercial for Mhelpdesk. Your commercial should be directed at businesses who could use our software, and should be entertaining, funny or otherwise interesting.
Video Length: 60 Seconds Maximum
Format: .mpeg or
Medium of transmission: upload to designated sites
Content: all original, no third party content
THE SCHOLARSHIP PRIZE
The winning entrant will receive a check in the amount of $1,500.00 (one thousand five hundred) U.S. dollars (which may be used without restriction in the winning entrant’s sole discretion, but that we hope will contribute to furthering his or her education). The Scholarship Prize will be sent to the winner by U.S. First Class Mail or by other means of transmission selected by Mhelpdesk in its discretion, within five (5) business days of Mhelpdesk’s selection of the winning entry. The winner will be required to submit a signed W-9 form, and will be sent a 1099 form for tax purposes in January, 2015.
HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY
Submit your entry through Mhelpdesk social media channels. Upload to Youtube, and include a link through our facebook or twitter channels found here: https://www.facebook.com/mhelpdesk or here: https://twitter.com/mhelpdesk. You must include contact information for us to reach you (in case you are the winning entrant)as follows (the “Entrant Contact Information”):
• Your name;
• Your email address;
• City and state of residence in the U.S.
• Your phone (optional)
YOUR ENTRANT CONTACT INFORMATION WILL NOT BE SHARED WITH ANY THIRD PARTY, AND WILL NOT BE USED BY MHELPDESK FOR ANY PURPOSE THAT IS NOT DIRECTLY ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR ENTRY IN THE CONTEST.
This contest is open only to citizens and legal residents of the United States over the age of 13. Entrants must be enrolled as a high school senior, or a student enrolled in any undergraduate or graduate college program. We will affirmatively verify the eligibility of the winning entrant, and he or she will have to sign an affidavit confirming eligibility.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: December 15, 2014.
All eligible entries must be received by Mhelpdesk on or before the deadline for submissions. We reserve the right, however, to extend the deadline, or to cut off entries on an earlier date, in our sole discretion. If we change the deadline, we will post a notice of the change but will not contact you individually to advise you of the change.
Mhelpdesk staff will judge your entry, and will select the winning video submission, based on application of the following judging criteria:
• Compliance with requirements of original content, time limitation (60 seconds) and format;
• Marketing appeal (favorable and “catchy” depiction of Mhelpdesk)
• Targeting Effectiveness (likely appeal to potential Mhelpdesk customers)
• Creativity and originality of content
• Entertainment value (use of humor and/or other appealing elements)
• Effective use of the time allotment (entrants are encouraged to fill the entire allotted time)
Mhelpdesk staff may weight any of these criteria in their sole discretion in determining the winning entry.
OWNERSHIP AND USE OF VIDEO SUBMISSIONS
BY ENTERING THIS CONTEST, AND SUBMITTING A VIDEO TO MHELPDESK, ENTRANT REPRESENTS THAT THE VIDEO CONTAINS ONLY ORIGINAL CONTENT BELONGING TO THE ENTRANT, AND THAT IT DOES NOT CONTAIN ANY CONTENT BELONGING TO ANY THIRD PARTY, AND EXPRESSLY AGREES THAT ON RECEIPT OF THE VIDEO, MHELPDESK WILL OWN ALL RIGHT, TITLE AND INTEREST TO ALL SUBMISSIONS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE RIGHT TO PUBLISH THE VIDEO ON THE INTERNET, AND MAKE SUCH USE OF THE VIDEO, OR ANY PART OF IT, AS MHELPDESK IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION MAY DETERMINE.
ANNOUNCEMENT AND NOTIFICATION OF WINNER
Winner will be selected and announced via the Entrant Contact Information submitted with each entry. If Winner is unable to be reached or does not respond to notification of winning within 72 hours, Mhelpdesk reserves the right to select an alternate Winner. MHelpdesk reserves the right to announce publicly the name of the Contest Winner, as well is his or her city and state of residence in the U.S..The Contest Winner will be required to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release before any public announcement is made.
Mhelpdesk and its employees, officers, directors, affiliates, agents, and representatives are not responsible for any typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of the contest, including, but not limited to, errors in any printing or posting or these Official Rules, the selection and announcement of any winner, or the distribution of any prize. Any attempt to damage the content or operation of this contest is unlawful and subject to possible legal action by Mhelpdesk. Mhelpdesk reserves the right to terminate, suspend or amend the contest, without notice, and for any reason, including, without limitation, if Mhelpdesk determines that the contest cannot be conducted as planned or should a virus, bug, tampering or unauthorized intervention, technical failure or other cause beyond Mhelpdesk’s control corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the contest. In the event any tampering or unauthorized intervention may have occurred, Mhelpdesk reserves the right to void suspect entries at issue. Mhelpdesk and its employees, officers, directors, affiliates,
agents, and representatives, and any telephone network or service providers, are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human error, technical malfunction, lost or delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, line failure or malfunction of any telephone network, computer equipment or software, the inability to access any website or online service or any other error, human or otherwise.
INDEMNIFICATION AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, associated with or administered by Facebook or Twitter. Any questions, complaints or comments regarding this promotion will be directed to (Mhelpdesk), and not Facebook or Twitter. BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS MHELPDESK AND ITS EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AFFILIATES, THE FACEBOOK PLATFORM, ADMINISTRATOR, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS FROM ANY LIABILITY, DAMAGES, LOSSES OR INJURY RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM THAT ENTRANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST AND THE ACCEPTANCE, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE THAT MAY BE WON. MHELPDESK, AND ITS EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AFFILIATES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ANY LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE TO ANY COMPUTER SYSTEM RESULTING FROM ACCESS TO OR THE DOWNLOAD OF INFORMATION OR MATERIALS CONNECTED WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES.