Create an original video promoting audiobooks — expressing your vision in 3 minutes or less — and you could win up to $5,000 in cold, hard cash! They’re looking for a video to go viral showing audiobooks to be fun and engaging, that may use the “Get Caught Listening” Approach, and we’ll use it to promote the audiobooks industry. APA will select 10 finalists from all entries received by May 15, 2012, then the top 3 winners (as determined by fan voting and a panel of celebrity judges) will win cash!
Due by May 15, 2012
3 min or less.
The Submission must meet the following guidelines:
Submission must be no greater than 3 minutes and may not exceed 100 MB in file size;
Submission must be submitted in one of the following formats: WebM files;.MPEG4,
3GPP and MOV files; .AVI; .MPEGPS; .WMV; .FLV
The Submission must meet the following content restrictions:
Submission must NOT contain material which is (or promoting activities which are) sexually
explicit, obscene, pornographic, violent, self-mutilating (e.g., relating to murder, the sales of
weapons, cruelty, abuse, etc.), discriminatory (based on race, sex, religion, natural origin,
physical disability, sexual orientation or age), illegal (e.g. underage drinking, substance abuse,
computer hacking, etc.), offensive, threatening, profane, or harassing; or material that contains
any derogatory references to any Contest Entity;
Submission must be entirely original to the Entrant;
Submission must NOT have been previously submitted to another Contest, broadcast on a
media network or submitted to any entertainment entity that would conflict with this Contest,
as determined in the Contest Entity’s sole discretion;
Submissions must NOT include copyrighted material, third party trademarks, logos, insignia,
location signage, photographs, artwork, or sculpture;
Submissions must NOT include third parties/people, who have not expressly authorized Entrant
to display their image, likeness or voice in the Submission or otherwise use such image, likeness
or voice in accordance with these Contest Rules. Third Parties include but are not limited to
celebrities, friends, and minors who have not obtained parental consent prior to such
participation. Entrants should be able to provide on request all appropriate clearances,
permissions and releases for the Submission, including releases from all persons appearing in
the Submission and location releases for all recognizable locations (in the event an entrant
cannot provide all required releases, Contest Entity reserves the right, in Contest Entity’s sole
discretion, to disqualify the applicable Submission, or seek to secure the releases and clearances
for Contest Entity’s benefit).
Contest is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and Washington
D.C., who are at least eighteen (18) years of age or the age of legal majority in their state of primary
residence at time of entry.
Contest Judging: On or about May 16, 2012 through May 31, 2012, eligible Contest submissions
will be judged by representatives of the Contest Entity to select 10 Finalists who promote
audiobooks. Finalists will be announced June 1, 2012, and the Fan Favorite Voting Period
Fan Favorite Voting/Celebrity Judging Period: Beginning on or about June 1, 2012 at 12:00 p.m.
PT through June 25, 2012, at 11:59 p.m. PT, members of the general public will have the
opportunity to vote on their favorite Finalists. During that same period, a panel of celebrity
judges will vote on their favorite Finalists. A combination of Fan Favorite Vote and Celebrity
Judging will determine the top three (3) prize winners.