Congratulations to Nelson de Castro who was announced as the Grand Prize winner at the Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors’ Showcase at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity. His video, along with those of his fellow finalists, was revealed by OK Go’s Damian Kulash in front of 3,000 delegates at the event. Congratulations also to BJ Golnick who won the People’s Choice vote and will receive a special fan pack from OK Go.
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Known as innovators and admired for their collaborations with visual artists, OK Go are challenging fresh filmmaking talent to take part in this year's Saatchi & Saatchi Music Video Challenge and demonstrate how they can use innovative techniques to conceive and execute a music video for OK Go's brand new track.
This is an incredible opportunity to create a groundbreaking piece of work for a global band and to take the medium of music video to a whole new level.
What you need to do.
What's the deadline?
Who chooses the winner?
The Grand Prize Winner.
The People's Choice Winner.
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Submit by: May 21st, 2013
People's Choice Voting: May 23rd - May 30th, 2013
All phases have a deadline of 10am PST
In association with
BUG Music Videos
Click ‘Participate’ to review the Official Rules, download the track and submit your entry
The official judging panel will select from all qualified submissions. A qualified submission is one which meets all the Terms & Conditions, Guidelines and Official Rules.
From all of the qualifying entries, a shortlist will be compiled by representatives of Saatchi & Saatchi and BUG Music Videos. From this shortlist, the selection of 10 Finalists, one of which will be the Grand Prize Winner, will be made by representatives of the Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide Creative Board, OK Go and BUG Music Videos.
The selection of the winner will be based on the following characteristics:
Saatchi & Saatchi presents the OK Go Music Video Challenge, in association with Talenthouse and BUG
These are the Official Rules of the Saatchi & Saatchi Music Video Challenge 2013, in association with Talenthouse and BUG (the “Competition”). The Competition is sponsored by Saatchi & Saatchi Group Ltd (“Saatchi & Saatchi”) who are the Hosts of the Competition, and is presented by Talenthouse (“Talenthouse”) in association with BUG Music Videos (“BUG”). Saatchi & Saatchi, Talenthouse and BUG are collectively referred to as the “Competition Organizers”.
Prizes (see clause 3 for more information)
Winner of the Grand Prize, the director of the best video as selected by the hosts, will receive:
Travel to and accommodation at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity in Cannes, France for the Festival week between 16th and 23rd June, 2013, with the opportunity to meet Damian Kulash of OK Go, and senior creatives from Saatchi & Saatchi.
Winner of the People’s Choice, the director of the highest-voted video, as voted by the Talenthouse community, will receive:
A fan pack from OK Go, including music, merchandise and gig tickets, subject to availability.
Entry Period: Opens: March 27th, 2013 at 10:00 Pacific Standard Time (“PST”). Closes: May 21st, 2013 at 10:00 PST
Grand Prize Winner Announcement Date: June 20th, 2013
Voting Period for The People’s Choice: Opens: May 23rd, 2013, 10:00 PST Closes: May 30th, 2013, 10:00 PST
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ENTRANTS: ENTRANTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR DETERMINING THE CORRESPONDING TIME ZONE IN THEIR RESPECTIVE JURISDICTIONS.
Finalists will be announced on or about June 6th, 2013 on Talenthouse. The Grand Prize Winner will be announced on June 20th, 2013 at the Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors’ Showcase at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, and on Talenthouse later that day.
OFFICIAL RULES (Print Version)
SEE SPECIFIC COMPETITION SITE FOR ADDITIONAL COMPETITION INFORMATION.
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A purchase or payment will not improve your chances of winning. The entry period for the Competition described on each competition site (the “Competition Site”) shall begin and end on the dates and times set forth above and/or on each Competition Site (the "Entry Period"). The Competition is governed by these Official Rules and is subject to all applicable U.S. federal, state and local laws. Void where prohibited.
The Competition is open only to those who (1) are at least 18 years of age at the time of entry and (2) have not directed a film made for advertising purposes prior to June 2011. For clarity, a film is made for advertising purposes when it is either commissioned or funded by an advertiser.
To enter the Competition, during the Entry Period, visit the Competition Site and follow the entry instructions, which will require, among other things, that entrant create and submit via electronic transmission an original work of authorship (the “Work”) as specifically described above and/or at the Competition Site.
Each Work must also comply with the following requirements:
(a) The Work must be entrant’s own original work, created solely by entrant to go with the Track; must not have been previously published, released or distributed in any form; must not have won any award; and must not infringe the copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity, or other personal or proprietary rights of any person or entity.
(b) Except as set forth on the Competition Site, the Work must not contain or reference any names, products or services of any company or entity or any third party trademarks, logos, trade dress or promotion of any brand, product or service.
(c) If any persons appear or are referred to in the Work, entrant is solely responsible for obtaining, prior to submitting entrant’s Work, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the exhibition and use of the Work by Saatchi & Saatchi. If any person appearing in any Work is under the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence, the signature of a parent or legal guardian is required on each release.
(d) Any Work that is lewd, obscene, sexually explicit, pornographic, disparaging, defamatory, discriminatory, libelous, obscene, contains any threats to any person, place, business, group or world peace, depicts the use of illegal drugs and related drug paraphernalia, depicts excessive, irresponsible or underage alcohol consumption, depicts animal cruelty, depicts, encourages or advocates illegal activities or any Work that otherwise contains inappropriate content or objectionable material may not be submitted and may be removed at any time in Saatchi & Saatchi's sole and unfettered discretion.
(e) The Work must not contain any personally identifiable information of any person other than entrant. Should entrant include personally identifiable information about entrant in the Work, entrant acknowledges and agrees that such information will be disclosed publicly and entrant is solely responsible for any consequences thereof.
ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 10:00 PST ON THE LAST DAY OF THE ENTRY PERIOD. Limit up to 3 (three) entries per person throughout the Entry Period. Entries by the same person in excess of the limits stated herein will be disqualified. Entries submitted will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. Upon receipt, all submissions shall be licensed to Saatchi & Saatchi as set forth below and will not be acknowledged or returned.
The Prizes for the winners are described above.
There is no monetary value associated with the Prizes, or any publicity resulting from the showing of the Finalists’ submissions at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, or on Talenthouse, BUG Music Videos or any other websites related to the competition or Competition Organizers.
Travel within the Grand Prize, to the extent applicable, shall consist of round-trip, coach-class airfare from a major commercial airport near the Grand Prize Winner’s residence to Nice airport, France; hotel accommodations in a standard room at a hotel to be determined by Saatchi & Saatchi and per diems at the discretion of Saatchi & Saatchi, for the Festival week between 16th and 23rd June; and ground transportation to and from the airport in Nice. To the extent Travel and Hotel Accommodation is included in the Grand Prize, the maximum retail value is up to GB£10,000.00.
Certain blackout periods and travel restrictions may apply to the Travel portion of the Grand Prize. Travel and hotel arrangements will be determined by Competition Organizers in their sole discretion. Competition Organizers reserve the right to provide ground transportation in lieu of air transportation depending on the Grand Prize Winner’s location. Travel must occur on dates and times agreed with the Competition Organizers or Grand Prize will be forfeited. Once determined, no change, extension, or substitution of travel dates and/or times is permitted, except by Competition Organizers in their sole discretion. No other travel elements aside from those designated by the Competition Organizers (including, without limitation, ground transportation, insurance, gasoline, meals, gratuities, and souvenirs) are included in the Grand Prize. Tickets are non-refundable. Reservations are subject to availability. Tickets are valid only for travel on airline or ground transport chosen by Competition Organizers in their sole discretion. Tickets will be issued only to the Winner. Tickets are void if sold for cash or other consideration. Once issued, tickets are non-transferable and may not be reissued once travel has commenced. Open tickets may not be issued and stopovers are not permitted. Winner must have valid travel documents (e.g., valid, government-issued photo identification and/or passport) prior to departure and must have any required visas or permits to travel; failure to comply will result in forfeiture of Grand Prize. Competition Organizers shall have no responsibility or liability for cancellations, delays, or any other change by any company or person providing any element of Grand Prize due to reasons beyond Competition Organizers’ control, and are not responsible or liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence thereof. All travel will be at the risk of Winner. Competition Organizers will not replace any lost or stolen tickets, vouchers, or certificates. In the event of an act of God or an unforeseen, uncontrollable event, Competition Organizers reserve the right to reschedule all travel for a later date.
The Grand Prize consists only of the elements described above and cannot be transferred by Winner, redeemed for cash, or substituted for any other consideration.
In the event of a Submission created by more than one person being the Winner, Saatchi & Saatchi cannot guarantee that the Grand Prize will be available for both or all of the creators.
TAXES, IF ANY, ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER.
No transfer, refund, cash redemption, substitution, cash equivalent or replacement of any prize by any winner is permitted, except that Saatchi & Saatchi reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute a prize of equal or greater value (or cash equivalent). In the event the approximate retail value (“ARV”) of a prize is different from the actual retail value of that prize, the difference will not be awarded in cash. Applicable federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of winner. Any portion of the prize not accepted or unclaimed and/or unused by any winner will be forfeited and will not be substituted. In no event will more than the stated number of prizes be awarded.
4. Selection of Winners.
(a) “Grand Prize Winner”
On or about the “Winner Selection Date” set forth above and/or on the Competition Site, the Grand Prize Winner will be selected by the Saatchi & Saatchi designated judges from among all eligible entries received on the basis of: (i) the ability of the director to execute an idea on screen; (ii) the ability of the director to promote or showcase the music; (iii) demonstration of innovative technique or style; and (iv) outstanding directorial skill. Based on the above criteria, each of which will be given equal weight, the eligible entrant with the highest cumulative score will be selected as the Grand Prize Winner. Odds of winning depend on the nature, quality and number of eligible entries received. This is a game of skill, chance plays no part in determining the finalists and the Grand Prize winner. Decisions of judges are final and cannot be appealed. In the event of a tie, the judges shall consider additional criteria, to be determined by a majority of the members of the Jury, to break the tie.
(b) “People’s Choice Winner.”
From when voting opens on 23rd May, all eligible entries will be displayed on the Competition Site for the duration of the Voting Period for public voting by the Talenthouse community on the basis of: (i) substance; (ii) creativity; and (iii) originality. Based on the above criteria, each of which shall be given equal weight, the top highest voted submission (the “Highest Voted Submission”) will be selected as the People’s Choice Winner. Odds of winning depend on the nature, quality and number of eligible entries received. Decisions of voters are final and cannot be appealed. In the event of a tie, the Highest Voted Submission with the highest combined creativity/originality score will be selected.
5. Finalists and Winner Notification.
During the first week of June 2013, the selected Grand Prize winner will be notified by email, using the information provided by each entrant.
6. Publicity Release; Use of Personal Information.
7. Grant of Rights.
By entering the Competition, entrants irrevocably grant Saatchi & Saatchi, its subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, designees, clients, sponsors, licensees, and advertising and promotional agencies, an unlimited, worldwide, perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free, unconditional license and absolute right to edit, modify, adapt, distribute, stream, post, publish, broadcast, reproduce, store, copy, transmit, publicly display, exhibit, exploit and/or otherwise use the Work (in whole or in part) and copyrights therein, in any way and in any and all media, in Saatchi & Saatchi’s (or its subsidiaries’, divisions’, affiliates’ clients’, sponsors’, licensees’, and/or advertising and promotional agencies’) sole discretion, including but not limited to, the posting of any Work (in whole or in part) on social networking sites or any websites owned or operated by Saatchi & Saatchi or its subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, designees, clients, sponsors, licensees, and advertising and promotional agencies. Upon Saatchi & Saatchi’s request, entrants agree to sign any and all legal forms deemed necessary by Saatchi & Saatchi to irrevocably assign, convey and transfer to Saatchi & Saatchi (and/or Saatchi & Saatchi’s subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, designees, clients, sponsors, licensees, and advertising and promotional agencies) any and all right, title and interest in and to the Work, including without limitation, all copyrights associated therewith.
8. Representations and Warranties/Indemnification.
By entering this Competition, entrants represent and warrant as follows: (i) the Work is entrant's own original work and was created solely by entrant for the purpose of entering the Competition, (ii) the Work, as of the date of submission, is not the subject of any actual or threatened litigation or claim, (iii) the Work has not been previously published, distributed or otherwise exploited, (iv) the Work does not and will not infringe the copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity, or other personal or proprietary rights of any person or entity, and (v) the Work does not and will not violate any applicable laws. Each entrant hereby agrees to indemnify and hold the Saatchi & Saatchi and OK Go (and each member and affiliate thereof) and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions, partners, representatives, agents, successors, subsidiaries, designees, clients, sponsors, licensees, assigns, employees, members, record label, music publishers, officers and directors harmless from and against any and all third party claims, actions or proceedings of any kind and from any and all damages, liabilities, costs and expenses relating to or arising out of any breach or alleged breach of any of the warranties, representations or agreements of entrant hereunder.
9. No Tampering, Right To Cancel, Modify.
Saatchi & Saatchi and its subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, designees, clients, sponsors, licensees, employees, officers and directors shall not have any obligation or responsibility, including any responsibility to award any prize to entrants, with regard to: (a) entries that contain inaccurate information or do not comply with or violate the Official Rules; (b) entries, prize claims or notifications that are lost, late, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, damaged or otherwise not received by the intended recipient, in whole or in part, due to computer, human or technical error of any kind; (c) entrants who have committed fraud or deception in entering or participating in the Competition or claiming the prize; (d) telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet or computer malfunctions, failures or difficulties; (e) any inability of the winner to accept the prize for any reason; (f) if a prize cannot be awarded due to delays or interruptions due to Acts of God, natural disasters, terrorism, weather or any other similar event beyond Sponsor's reasonable control; or (g) any damages, injuries or losses of any kind caused by any prize or resulting from awarding, acceptance, possession, use, misuse, loss or misdirection of any prize or resulting from participating in the Competition or any promotion or prize related activities. Saatchi & Saatchi reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be: (a) tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Competition, or with any website promoting the Competition; (b) acting in violation of the Official Rules; or (c) entering or attempting to enter the Competition multiple times through the use of multiple e-mail addresses or the use of any robotic or automated devices to submit entries. If Saatchi & Saatchi determines, in its sole discretion, that technical difficulties or unforeseen events compromise the integrity or viability of the Competition, Saatchi & Saatchi reserves the right to void the entries at issue, and/or terminate the relevant portion of the Competition promotion, including the entire Competition promotion, and/or modify the Competition and/or award the prize based upon the criteria set forth in these Official Rules from all eligible entries received as of the termination date.
10. Release of Liability; Disclaimer of Warranty; Forum Selection Clause.
By participating in the Competition, entrants and winners agree to release and hold harmless Saatchi & Saatchi and OK Go (and each member and affiliate thereof) and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, designees, clients, sponsors, licensees, employees, members, record labels, music publishers, officers and directors (the "Released Parties"), from any and all liability, for loss, harm, damage, injury, cost or expense whatsoever, including without limitation, property damage, personal injury (including emotional distress), and/or death, which may occur in connection with preparation for, or participation in, the Competition, or possession, acceptance and/or use or misuse of the prize or participation in any Competition-related or prize-related activity and for any claims or causes of action based on publicity rights, copyright, trademark, defamation or invasion of privacy and merchandise delivery. The Released Parties assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to entrants or to any other person's computer, regardless of how caused, relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with this Competition. Entrants and winners acknowledge that neither Saatchi & Saatchi nor OK Go (or any member or affiliate thereof) has made nor is in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representations or guarantees, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize or any component thereof, including, but not limited to, express warranties provided by the supplier of the prize (or any component thereof) or their affiliates (including, without limitation, Damian Kulash’s availability due to force majeure event or otherwise) . Except where prohibited, all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant or Saatchi & Saatchi in connection with the Competition, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of California, or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of California. In addition, any dispute relating to the Competition (including these Official Rules) shall be brought in the appropriate state or federal court having jurisdiction over the subject matter located in Los Angeles County, State of California. Entrants hereby irrevocably consent to the personal jurisdiction of said courts and waive any claim of forum non conveniens or lack of personal jurisdiction they may have.
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12. Winner List.
To obtain a copy of a winner list for a specific Competition, available after the Winner Notification Date, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Saatchi & Saatchi, with the specific Competition Name, to Marie De Freitas at Saatchi & Saatchi within thirty (30) days after the Winner Notification Date.
About OK Go
Of all the superlatives ever thrown at OK Go, “world’s most creative band” might fit best. Theirs is a project of the modern age, defined by vision as opposed to boundaries. It starts with a growing canon of infectious songs (the band’s fourth album is forthcoming), and explodes out from there into a million creative endeavors: their videos are art projects that the whole world sees; their live shows are immersive and surprising; their free time is invested in apps and op-eds and a host of other experiments that all fall under fun, ambitious, or just really cool to try. Explore it all at http://okgo.net, @okgo and facebook/okgo.
A special note to new directors: the last two OK Go videos played at Cannes won 7 Lions combined and one of them debuted on the Super Bowl. So, no pressure.
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About Saatchi & Saatchi
With 140 offices in 76 countries, and over 6000 employees, Saatchi & Saatchi is part of the Publicis Groupe, the 3rd largest communications holding company in the world.
Saatchi & Saatchi is known for its outstanding creative ideas that generate powerful emotional connections between consumers and products. This is a key element in Lovemarks, the company’s unique methodology for elevating the status of brands by creating ‘loyalty beyond reason’ and ‘inspirational consumers’. Saatchi & Saatchi is The Lovemarks Company.
Saatchi & Saatchi is famous for the legendary New Directors’ Showcase, screened each year at The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity since 1991. It’s a demonstration of Saatchi & Saatchi’s commitment to identifying, nurturing and spotlighting new creative talent.
Many past featured directors have gone on to seriously successful careers. Tarsem, Michel Gondry, Mark Romanek, Spike Jonze, Ivan Zacharias, Kinka Usher, Danny Kleinman and Jonathan Glazer included.
The New Directors’ Showcase is the best attended event at the Festival after the Award Shows.
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BUG: The Evolution of Music Video
BUG began in April 2007 as a series of bi-monthly shows at BFI Southbank in London – the home of British cinema. These celebrations of global creativity in music video have since become a phenomenon, as popular and brilliant as the visual ideas which the BUG team unearths. Hosted by the inimitable Adam Buxton – comedian, writer, broadcaster, video director, general music video enthusiast and YouTube comment wrangler – the BUG live shows promise a set of awe-inspiring music videos rarely seen on a big screen (or even a TV screen), astounding online nuggets and a unique brand of sit-down comedy.
As well as the bi-monthly residency at the BFI Southbank – now their most popular regular strand – BUG has hosted shows at Edinburgh Festival, Sydney Festival, VimeoFestival in New York, Eurobest in Amsterdam and all over the UK in arts cinemas and music, comedy and film festivals. BUG also provides consultancy to its partners including Saatchi & Saatchi and Sony Music.
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