A3M Public Service Announcement Contest
SUBMISSION DEADLINE UPDATE!
The deadline for submissions has been extended to May 8th, 2013. All other contest rules apply, for more information/questions please contact Kene Kubo. Thank you and good luck with submissions!
$1000 Grand Prize!
A3M would like to let the public know about the need for more donors in the 18-44 age range. The Be The Match Registry, the national bone marrow registry in the US, operated by the National Marrow Donor Program, has focused on recruiting people aged 18-44 because they are much more likely to be called as donors. Transplant doctors select registry members 18-44, more than 90% of the time. As it has been for many years now, we are still in need of donors of ethnic minorities. Patients have a higher likelihood of finding their marrow donor within their own ethnic groups, thus people of small ethnic minorities in the US have a much harder time finding donors. If you are unfamiliar with A3M or Be The Match please click the links provided on the their names for more information. Please help us spread our message to the public by creating a PSA (Public Service Announcement). Besides feeling good about helping a worthy cause we're also giving prizes to the top 2 submissions:
Grand prize: $1000!
Second prize: $200!
All contest submissions must meet the following requirements in order to be judged for any prizes:
- The PSA must stress the need for donors who are between the ages of 18-44 to join the Be The Match Registry.
- The PSA must inform the viewer that A3M is a part of Be The Match and is looking to add diversity to the registry. More registry members who are ethnic minorities will improve the chances of minority patients in finding a marrow donor.
- Submissions must include that donors be 18-44 in age and in general good health to register
- Submissions must include 10, 15, and 30 second versions (for flexible media usage)
Judging of the top submissions for the grand and second prize will be based on creativity, ease of understanding the message, and fulfilling all the requirements stated above.
How to Enter
On site delivery: submissions may be delivered in person to A3M's office during normal business hours (Mon-Fri 9:30am to 6pm). Via Mail: Mailed submissions must be in hand to A3M's office by deadline to be considered. Via Email: All emailed entries must be submitted to KKubo@a3mhope.org by deadline. All submissions must meet Video Format specifications below.
Please be sure to have all digital video submissions in avi or mpeg format. For hard copy submissions please be sure to have a copy of all submissions on a DVD. For all submissions please have 5 seconds of blank space before and after each version. If you have any questions about formatting please call or email Kene Kubo.
Eligible applicants must be legal residents of the US and over the age of 18 at the time of entry. Staff and family members of A3M are not eligible to win.
This contest is sponsored by Asians for Miracle Marrow Matches, which is located at 244 S. San Pedro St #503, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Agreement to official rules
Participation in this contest constitutes full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these official rules and the decisions of the sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon being compliant with these official rules.
Applications will be received from February 8th 9am to April 8th at 6pm. Submissions will be accepted for the duration of the contest using any of the following delivery methods: Mail, Email, and on-site delivery.
Because much of our audience is going to be viewing this digitally we ask that all content be Youtube friendly including compliance with Youtube’s copyright rules as well as copyright laws in general for public usage. A good guide to this is on Youtube’s website http://www.youtube.com/t/howto_copyright there are links to US copyright law on the website as well. If you have any questions regarding legality of copyrighted material, or other legal questions (including logo usage of A3M or Be The Match), please contact A3M before submitting any material. The best way to avoid copyright infringement is completely original content, but free to use content is also available on the Internet.
If you have questions about any part of the process of registering, donating or anything else about the bone marrow registry or this contest please feel free to email, call or come and talk to one of our staff members. Kene Kubo will be available to answer questions in this regard so please direct emails or phone calls to him at KKubo@a3mhope.org or call (213) 625-2802 ext 103.