Application Deadline: August 31, 2016, at 11:59 PM ET
Are you a vlogger, filmmaker or VR pioneer? Share your whole story in 360—and show the world what’s possible with virtual reality.
The Creators Awards (“Contest”) is sponsored and presented by Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (“Sponsor”). Thirty (30) entrants, three (3) from ten (10) individual genres (each, a “Shortlisted Entrant”), will be selected for a shortlist ( “Shortlist”) and will receive a Shortlist Prize (as defined below), which includes an invitation to attend the Contest awards ceremony in New York, NY as well as the opportunity to take part in a 1 day educational masterclass on the techniques and concepts within the VR medium, hosted by a leading authority within VR.
From the Shortlist, ten (10) grand prize winners (each, a “Grand Prize Winner”) will be selected, one from each of the competition genres. The Grand Prize Winner in each genre will receive a grand prize of Ten Thousand United States Dollars ($10,000) (each a “Grand Prize” and together with the Shortlist Prizes, the “Prizes”).
The competition genres (each, a “Genre”) are: Sport, Travel, Gaming, Music, Culinary, Fashion, Auto, Science & Tech, 4D Experience and Causes.
Eligibility to participate in the Contest or to win Prizes is limited to individual persons who are (i) eighteen (18) years of age or the age of majority or older in the jurisdiction in which they reside, whichever is greater, at the beginning of Contest Period 1 or Contest Period 2, as applicable, and (ii) who are legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C.
The submission period for the Contest for the following genres begins on June 22, 2016, at 9:00 AM ET and ends on September 30, 2016, at 11:59 PM ET (“Contest Period 1”): Sport, Travel, Gaming, Music, Culinary, Fashion, Auto, Science & Tech, and 4D Experience.
The submission period for the Contest for the following genre begins on June 22, 2016, at 9:00 AM ET and ends on August 31, 2016, at 11:59 PM ET (“ Contest Period 2”): Causes.
One winner from each of the 10 categories will receive:
- – A ticket to the exclusive Creators Awards ceremony
- – Round-trip airfare to NYC during ceremony weekend for winner & guest
- – A cash prize of $10,000
- – An invitation-only masterclass with VR filmmaking pros
How to Enter
To enter, participant must complete the following steps (an “Entry”): during either Contest Period 1 or Contest Period 2 depending on the genre in which they are entering:
(a) Contact Samsung at firstname.lastname@example.org from the link on www.samsungcreators.com expressing your interest in participating and providing a link to any social or video content you may have created already (e.g. your YouTube or Vimeo channel, Instagram and Twitter).
(b) Capture and create a wholly original 360 degree video in one of the following ten (10) genres (the “Video”): Sport, Travel, Gaming, Music, Culinary, Fashion, Auto, Science & Tech, 4D Experience and Causes. Create your Video using a Samsung Gear 360 Camera or another device capable of capturing and creating 360 degree video, with video capture set to high-quality.
(c) Transfer and convert the Video to your smartphone or computer using the Samsung Gear 360 Manager smartphone app or the Samsung Gear 360 Action Director desktop app if you created the Video using Samsung’s Gear 360. If you create the Video using another device, follow the instructions accompany that device regarding transfer and conversion.
(d) Upload the video to Samsung VR by creating an account and agreeing to all accompanying terms and conditions and privacy policies or logging in to your account at https://samsungvr.com/portal or through the Samsung Gear VR App.
i. The Video must comply with the content specifications available athttps://samsungvr.com/portal/content/content_specs
ii. When uploading the Video, you must include:
1. A title of the Video
2. A description of the Video
a. Giving as much detail on your entry as possible
b. Including the tag #CreatorsAwards01 within the description
c. Also including one single genre tag within the description as follows:
For Sport, use the tag #Sport
For Travel, use the tag #Travel
For Sport, use the tag #Gaming
For Music, use the tag #Music
For Culinary, use the tag #Culinary
For Fashion, use the tag #Fashion
For Auto, use the tag #Auto
For Science & Tech, use the tag #Science
For 4D Experience, use the tag #4D
For Causes, use the tag #Causes
3. Set Stereoscopic type to None
4. Set Audio options as appropriate
5. Set Video to public.
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