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UV&Me Teen Video Contest 2018




UV & Me is a division of the contest sponsor, Sun Safety for Kids, which is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) public benefit charity. In the UV & Me program, medical students visit local high schools to give a presentation on sun safety with the goal of preventing skin cancer. This contest seeks short PSA-style videos on sun protection topics that UV & Me can insert into their PowerPoint presentation that is shown to teens in their high school classroom.




Create an original video in the style of a public service announcement (PSA).

The video should aim to inform and motivate teens to protect their skin from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet radiation.

The video should address one or more elements of sun safety which include: Wear a sun-protective hat; wear long clothing; use a rashguard style swim shirt; seek shade; be aware of the UV Index; reduce outdoor exposure or be more cautious between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.; use sunscreen; avoid common sunscreen mistakes (insufficient amount, failure to re-apply, etc.)

A video that focuses on just one or two sun safety elements can compete favorably against a video that covers more elements.

Video run time must be one of two allowable lengths: 60 seconds (actual run time :55 - :60) or 30 seconds (actual run time :25 - :30). Because student producers may enter up to two videos, it is allowable to submit the same PSA in a 30-second version and a 60-second version which will count as two submissions.

Enter the contest on behalf of your school. Each video submitted must be sponsored by a teacher or school administrator who must co-sign the contest registration form. 

The video must not contain any copyrighted material, nor infringe the intellectual property of any third party, such as music, text, footage, trademarks, characters, etc. unless you have written permission to use the material.




Qualifying videos will be judged on three criteria:

  1.  Content:

    • a. The message clearly informs viewers about one or more elements of sun safety

    • b. The message motivates viewers to protect their skin from the sun

    • c. The video will resonate effectively with teens

    • d. The video is produced in the style of a PSA

  2.  Originality

    • a. Creativity

    • b. Cleverness

  3.  Quality

    • a. Lighting

    • b. Sound

    • c. Editing


AWARDS (One each):


1st Prize ($1,000), 2nd Prize ($500) and 3rd Prize ($250) will be awarded to the school from which a winning video was entered.




The email address listed on the registration form will be used to make requests, such as a request to submit Appearance Release forms. Winners will be notified of their win by email at this same address within 90 days after the entry deadline.



  1. WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: Contest is open to students who are currently enrolled in high school in 9th grade to 12th grade, and who are legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia at the time of entry. Void where prohibited.

  2. CONSENT: If under age 18, entrant must provide signed consent of parent or legal guardian on the official contest entry registration form.

  3. HOW MANY PRODUCERS: One student, or a group of up to six student producers who are all currently enrolled at the same school, may be listed for any single video entered in the contest. No individual student producer may be listed on more than 2 video entries.

  4. HOW MANY SUBMISSIONS: A student producer or co-producer may enter a maximum of two videos. If entering a 30-second and a 60-second version of the same PSA, the videos must be entered as two separate submissions with non-identical titles. There is no limit as to how many videos may be sponsored by one teacher or school administrator

  5. DEADLINE: Video entries must be submitted (via email) prior to 12 midnight Friday, January 18, 2019.

  6. QUOTA: A maximum of 220 entries will be accepted. If that number is reached prior to the contest entry deadline, the contest will be closed, notice will be posted on the Sun Safety for Kids website, and no further entries will be accepted.

  7. RELEASE FORMS: If your video is chosen as a finalist, Appearance Release forms signed by all participants (or their parent/guardian) must be submitted within three days of request by the contest sponsor. Failure to do so may result in disqualification. (See “Releases” in Video Production Guidelines section for details.)



  1. LENGTH: Videos must conform to one of two length categories:

    • a. 60-second video: Must not exceed 60 seconds but may range from 55 to 60 seconds.

    • b. 30-second video: Must not exceed 30 seconds but may range from 25 to 30 seconds.

  2. FORMAT: Videos must be submitted in .MOV or .MP4 format.

  3. SUBMISSION: Videos must be submitted from a valid Google Account, using Gmail linked to Google Drive, and must conform to Google Terms and Services.

  4. NO INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD-PARTY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IS ALLOWED, including but not limited to trademarks, branded products, logos, music, film or video footage, or animation. No commercial content is permitted unless the rightful owner has granted permission in writing to incorporate this in the video, to post to YouTube, Facebook or other social media, and to grant Sun Safety for Kids permission to the license rights. Evidence of rights will be verified before a video is declared a winner. Entrant may be asked to sign an affidavit stating that the entrants were not paid a fee, either monetary or in-kind, to promote an included trademark, logo or branded product such as, but not limited to a sunscreen product.

  5. RELEASES: Any person whose image, voice, or likeness appears or is used in the video must sign our APPEARANCE RELEASE form. If the person is a minor (less than 18 years of age) the Appearance Release must be signed by the person’s parent or legal guardian. Keep these signed release forms and be prepared to provide them. It will be required to submit them to Sun Safety for Kids on demand, within three days of notification, before any win is announced or prize awarded.

  6. CONTENT APPROPRIATENESS: While this contest seeks videos aimed at a teen audience, ensure that your video in good taste and appropriate for all audiences. Appropriateness of content will be judged subjectively by the video contest judges and is not appealable. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify an Entry Video if it is deemed to be immoral, obscene, profane, discriminatory, defamatory, contains dangerous conduct which could lead to physical injury or property damage, or is in violation of the Official Rules, including but not limited to, violation of intellectual property.




Whereas “SSK” refers to Sun Safety for Kids, and 
Whereas “UV&Me” is a division of Sun Safety for Kids and 
Whereas “You” refers to the individual or individuals entering the contest and listed on the registration entry form:

By entering this contest, you represent and warrant that your video entry complies with the Official Rules and Video Guidelines posted online at and that:

  1. You own or have licenses, rights, consents and permissions to reproduce, distribute and publicly perform works of authorship or other content, including music, images or likeness or any person, alive or dead, contained in your video entry, and you have the right under all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights to grant to SSK/UV & Me the licenses described. At the time of entry, or any time thereafter, your video entry must not infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party. Use of the video by SSK/UV & Me will not infringe upon any copyrights, rights of publicity or rights of any person, living or dead. The video and materials used are not subject to any prior agreements that would limit the scope of the permission granted to SSK/UV & Me under the Rules.

  2. You, and your sponsoring teacher or school administrator, and your parent or legal guardian if you are a minor, and each participant named in your entry form and their parent or legal guardian if they are a minor, hereby grant to SSK/UVandMe a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual (for the duration of the applicable copyright), sub-licensable and transferable license to exercise the rights in your video entry as stated below:

    • a. To reproduce the video

    • b. To create and reproduce derivative works of the video, and/or modify the video and

    • c. To distribute copies of, display publicly, perform publicly, transmit the video and any other derivative works.

    • d. To exercise the rights above and below in all media and formats where now known or hereafter devised. All rights not expressly granted by you are hereby reserved.

  3. For the avoidance of doubt, where the video incorporates music and/or a sound recording, you and each participant listed in the entry form, waive any exclusive right to collect royalties, whether individually or via a performance-rights society, for the public performance or public digital performance of the video or any derivative works of the video, subject to the compulsory license created by 17 USC Section 114 of the US Copyright Act (or the equivalent in other jurisdictions).

  4. SSK/UV &Me respects the copyrights and other intellectual property rights of third-parties and does not endorse, promote, or contribute to the infringement of such third-party rights.

  5. You acknowledge no compensation will be paid for any uses made of the video entry and that prize money will be made payable only to the school named in your entry form and at which you are enrolled at the time of entering the contest.

  6. You agree to defend and indemnify SSK/UV & Me (including its officials, employees, representatives, agents, licensees, successors and assigns) from, and shall neither sue nor bring any proceeding against any such parties for, any claim or cause of action, whether now known or unknown, for including but not limited to, defamation, invasion of right to privacy, publicity or personality or any similar matter, or based upon or relating to the use and exploitation of the video entry, or use or distribution of the prize money.



  1. No responsibility is assumed for late, lost, damaged or misdirected entries, or for any technical malfunctions, including but not limited to hardware, software or network connections, or by any human error that may occur in the processing of the contest entries.

  2. Sun Safety for Kids/UV & Me reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. The decisions of Sun Safety for Kids/UV & Me with respect to the selection of the winner, and in regard to all matters relating to this Contest, shall be final and binding. The winners will be notified by email.

  3. All taxes and other expenses upon the receipt and use of the prize are the sole responsibility of the winning school.



  1. Deadline for submission: January 18, 2019

  2. Give your video a title and then download a REGISTRATION FORM, fill it out, scan it, and send via email to

  3. To submit your video, list the video title, followed by “UVandMe2018,” followed by your name, followed by your school name. (For example, Hats On UVandMe2018 Jennifer Smith Acme High).

  4. Videos must be submitted from a Gmail account which will send your video via Google Drive. Email your video to: Please note that you must abide by all Google Terms and Conditions.

  5. Get a signed APPEARANCE RELEASE form for every participant (appearing or providing voice over) in the video. Keep these in a safe place. We will be requesting them from all video contest finalists and you will be disqualified if unable to provide them.

  6. Two signatures are required. Your registration form must be signed by your parent or legal guardian; however, you may sign for yourself if you are 18 years of age or older. Also, your registration must be signed by a school sponsor at your school (teacher or administrator).

  7. You must agree with the Terms and Conditions of the Official Rules of the Contest. If you do not agree, do not provide a video or participate in the contest.



Email questions or comments regarding this contest to:

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