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Official Rules

Official Terms and Conditions

1. DESCRIPTION OF THE CONTEST: The “NACE Corrosion in Motion” Video Contest ("Contest"), sponsored by NACE International (“Sponsor”), is designed to give Entrants ("Entrants") the opportunity to submit videos of their own creation. The Prizes will be awarded to the Entrants who submit the best three (3) entries as determined by the judges in their sole discretion in accordance with these Official Rules. Public vote will be added to overall judge’s score.

2. ELIGIBILITY: This Contest is open only to active full-time students (must be able to present proof and failure to provide proof may result in disqualification) currently enrolled in high school or an accredited university or college.  Full-time university or college student status is defined as 12 hours undergraduate, 9 hours graduate or above.

3. HOW TO ENTER: No purchase necessary. This Contest begins at 12:00 pm CST on September 1, 2013, and ends at 5:00 pm CST on December 31, 2013 ("Contest Period"). To enter, upload your video to the Contest website at www.nace.org/CIM . A completed contest entry form must also be submitted when the video is uploaded prior to the entry deadline.  If it is a group submission, one member of the group must be designated as the Primary Entrant. The Primary Entrant is required to list his/her information on the submission form. Entrants will be asked to review and accept Contest.

NACE Corrosion in Motion

Submissions can be serious or humorous, but should be thoughtful, creative and original. Submissions must be submitted during the Contest Period. Sponsor's clock is the official clock and sole determinant for the purposes of a valid submission in this Contest. The Submission is time stamped when the Entrant clicks on the Submit button at the completion of the submission process. Sponsor or its designated representatives reserve the right to disqualify any Submission that does not conform to these Official Rules or the Site Usage Agreement as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.  Limit one (1) Submission per person during the Contest Period. Only one Submission per Entrant can win.  All Submissions from the same person or email address in excess of the stated limit will be disqualified. Entrant must retain a copy of Submission in its original format after uploading it to the Site. If Entrant/s are selected as a winner, Entrant/s will need to provide Sponsor with Submission in its original format. Failure to do so may result in disqualification, and the selection of an alternate winner. By entering the Contest, Entrant agrees, acknowledges and understands that all Submissions may be posted on the Site for viewing by the general public and grants the Sponsor in perpetuity a royalty-free, worldwide, non-exclusive license to publish, display, reproduce or otherwise use the Submission for the Sponsor and its designees in its sole discretion whatsoever and without further notice or compensation. Sponsor does not guarantee the posting of any Submission and reserves the right not to post a Submission for any or no reason. All Entrants’ Submissions become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned to the Entrant.

4. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Each Submission must also comply with the following:

a. Each Submission must be no more than 4 minutes (submissions that exceed 4 minutes will not be considered).

b. Contestants will be required to review, and agree to, Contest Rules as outlined in this document when submitting the video online.

c. Each Submission will be tied to one Entrant. In the event that a group of students (more than one) work together on a submission, the submission will be entered under the name of a Primary Entrant. In the event that a Submission created by a group (and submitted by a Primary Entrant) is declared the winner in accordance with these Official Rules, the Prize will be awarded to the Primary Entrant and it will be the responsibility of the Primary Entrant to distribute the prize.

d. Only one prize will be given for each of First, Second, and Third place in accordance with section 6 of these Official Rules.

e. The Submission must be original work, created solely by Entrant; 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.

f. Music used in the submission must be original and/or not require any additional clearances for the Sponsor to use or post on public websites or to use in public forums of any kind.

g. Submissions 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. This includes the name of the college or university.

h. If any person/s appear or are referred to in the Submission, Entrant is solely responsible for obtaining consent, prior to submitting video. Formal submission of video will represent any required clearances. In the event where clearances are not covered, video (submission) will be disqualified from the Contest.

i. Submissions that are lewd, obscene, sexually explicit, pornographic, disparaging, defamatory, libelous, or Submissions that otherwise contain inappropriate content or objectionable material will be rejected.

j. Submissions must not contain any personally identifiable information of any person other than yourself. Should Entrant include personally identifiable information about yourself in your Submission, Entrant acknowledges and agrees that such information will be disclosed publicly and Entrant is solely responsible for any consequences thereof.

k. Entrant may not be, nor may work with parties in conjunction with your Submission who are: 1) represented under contract (e.g., by a talent agent or manager) that would limit or impair Sponsor's ability to display your Submission in any media form; 2) subject to an acting or modeling contract that would make your/their appearance in the Submission a violation of any third-party rights; or 3) under any other contractual relationship, that may prevent Sponsor from being able to use the Submissions worldwide in all media in perpetuity on a royalty-free basis, without any payment or fee obligations.  Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and unfettered discretion to disqualify any Submission that it believes violates or potentially violates any of the foregoing requirements or otherwise fails to comply with any provision of these Official Rules. The decisions of Sponsor on this and all matters pertaining to the Contest shall be final and binding with no right of appeal.  Entrants agree to defend, indemnify and hold Sponsor harmless from and against any suits, claims, losses, damages and expenses, including reasonable attorney fees that may arise from or in connection with any Entrant’s Submission and the use and or display of the Entrant’s Submission.

5. FINALISTS SELECTION: Sponsor will allow for online voting of all Contest Entrant Videos through the Contest Website.  The online votes collected from the official contest will determine the amount of points which will be added to the overall judge’s scores.  Online voting will be available starting January 15, 2014 and will close January 31, 2014.  The video with the most public votes will be awarded ten (10) points, second most votes will receive nine (9) points, third most votes will receive eight (8) points and so on.  Videos not ranked by online voting within the top ten will not receive additional points to the Judges average score.

Once online voting has finished, a judging panel of at least 4 anonymous judges will complete their analysis of each video.  Judges will base their official scores from the judging criteria form located on Page 9 of the Official Guidelines.

Each Judge may award up to 90 points per Entrant.  Each final Judges score will be averaged and the online vote will be added to the average to determine the winner. 


Judge 1

89 Points

Judge 2

85 Points

Judge 3

88 Points

Judge 4

83 Points


86.25 Average Total Judges Points

Online Voting

8 Points

Total Video Score

94.25 Total Video Score

The three videos with the highest combined judges score and online voting points will be awarded a contest prize.

6. PRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE: The Contest is designed to give Entrants the opportunity to submit videos which demonstrates the impact of corrosion on familiar structures.  The Prizes will be awarded to the Entrants who submit the best entries as determined by the judges in their sole discretion in accordance with these Official Rules.

a. One first prize of $3000 (US) paid by check.

b. One second prize of $2000 (US) paid by check.

c. One third prize of $1500 (US) paid by check.

Prizes must be accepted as awarded. The prizes are neither refundable nor transferable. Prizes will only be awarded to the Entrant whose full name and valid email appears on the Entry Form.  Please allow two weeks to receive the Prize from the date of submitting the required forms in accordance with these Official Rules. 

ENTRANT IS LIABLE FOR ALL TAXES IN CONNECTION WITH ANY PRIZE AWARDED HEREUNDER. Entrant hereby agrees and acknowledges that Sponsor will provide an IRS FORM 1099/1098 for a winning Entrant and supply such information (which may include copy of photo identification, birthdate and social security number) to the local, state and federal taxing agency in accordance with all applicable laws. Award prizes will not be awarded until winning Entrants provide all tax forms, submitted in completion to Sponsor.

7. GRANT OF RIGHTS: All Entrants grant Sponsor the right to display their Submissions. Entrants further grant Sponsor the right to display their Submissions on third party sites such as youtube.com, facebook.com, twitter.com and nace.org for promotional purposes. Entrants hereby grant Sponsor a royalty free license, without geographic or time limitation, to display his or her Submission for promotional or advertising related purposes in any and all media. The use of the Submissions after the Contest is complete for advertising and promotional purposes may or may not include the Entrant's name and city and state of residency. Winners agree to sign any documents that may be necessary to affect the assignment of the licensing rights.


a. Conduct

Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion, to modify the terms and conditions of the Contest, cancel, terminate, and/or suspend the Contest and to disqualify any Entrant that tampers with the entry process, violates these official rules, or acts in a disruptive or unsportsmanlike manner. Without limiting the foregoing, Sponsor may reject any Submission, if in Sponsor's sole judgment, the Entrant has been disqualified, has questionable eligibility or is otherwise ineligible to enter or participate. CAUTION: ANY PERSON WHO ATTEMPTS DELIBERATELY TO UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST MAY BE SUBJECT TO CIVIL AND/OR CRIMINAL PENALTIES AND FINES; AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

b. Incidents

Without limiting the foregoing, Sponsor may modify, cancel, terminate, and/or suspend the Contest if, in Sponsor's sole opinion, an incident of any kind occurs to corrupt or impair the administration, security, integrity, fairness or play (as intended) of the Contest, including without limitation: (a) earthquake, flood, fire, storm or other natural disaster, act of God or (b) labor controversy or threat thereof, civil disturbance or commotion, disruption of the public markets, war or armed conflict (whether or not officially declared).

c. Release

By participating in this Contest all Entrants agree to release, indemnify and hold harmless NACE International, its subsidiaries, directors, officers and agents (Sponsor) from and against any liability, injury, death, loss or damages to Entrant or any person or entity, including without limitation damage to personal or real property, caused in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of their participation in this Contest (or related activities) or their acceptance, possession or use/misuse of a prize.

d. Publicity

Except where prohibited, Entrants hereby grant Sponsor the right to use their names, likenesses, voices, opinions and biographical information for publicity or promotional purposes.

e. Entry Errors/Internet

Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, stolen, invalid, unintelligible or misdirected Submissions. Sponsor is not responsible for lost or late Submissions nor for electronic transmission errors resulting in omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of Entrant’s Submissions, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions or limitations of any kind, or inaccurate transmissions of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site or any combination thereof. If for any reason the program is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to terminate the contest. Further the Sponsor reserves sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to select winners from eligible Submissions received during the Contest Period. Caution: Any attempt by an Entrant to deliberately damage any Web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such Entrant to the fullest extent of the law. If there is a dispute as to the identity of the Entrant, the prize will be

awarded to the authorized account holder of the email address. The "authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person to whom the email address is assigned by an internet provider, online service provider or other organization such as a business or educational institution that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. An Entrant may be required to provide proof that he/she is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the selected Submission.

9. PRIVACY: By participating in this Contest, an Entrant grants to the Sponsor the right to use his/her likeness and name, mailing address, including city of residence, telephone number and email address (“Personal Information”) without further permission or compensation for the purpose of administering the Contest including but not limited to, contacting and announcing the winner and acknowledges that the Sponsor may disclose the Personal Information to third parties or

service providers of the Sponsor in connections with the foregoing. By accepting a prize in this Contest, winner grants to the Sponsor the right to use their Personal Information including any photographs or comments for publicity and promotional purposes relating to the Contest without compensation or further permission and acknowledges that the Sponsor may disclose the Personal Information to third parties or service providers of the Sponsor in connections with the foregoing.

10. GOVERNING LAW: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules or the rights and obligations of participants or Sponsor in connection with the Contest shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of Texas, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other state laws. Claims may not be resolved through any form of class action. Venue for all suits will be in federal or state courts located in Harris County, State of Texas. This contest is void where prohibited.

11. SEVERABILITY: If any provision(s) of these Official Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.

12. WINNERS' LIST: A copy of the winners' list may be obtained by sending a written request to: NACE International, 1440 South Creek Drive, Houston, TX, 77084, postmarked by May 30, 2014.

13. LANGUAGE DISCREPANCY: In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of these Official Rules and any Contest related materials, including but not limited to the Contest entry form, any television, point of sale, print or on-line advertising, the terms and conditions of these English Rules shall prevail, govern and control.

14. SPONSOR: The Sponsor of this Contest is NACE International, 1440 South Creek Drive, Houston, TX, 77084.

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