Rules

Read these before you submit your entry.

THE “CREATE REAL IMPACT” CONTEST IS OFFERED ONLY IN THE 50 UNITED STATES AND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA BY IMPACT TEEN DRIVERS FUND (“SPONSOR”) TO PROMOTE OUR ONGOING COMMITMENT TO PROVIDING AWARENESS AND EDUCATION REGARDING THE DANGERS OF RECKLESS AND DISTRACTED DRIVING AND POOR DECISION MAKING BEHIND THE WHEEL—WHETHER AS A DRIVER OR PASSENGER. CONTEST BEGINS February 1, 2018 at 12:01am EST AND ENDS March 22, 2018 at 9:00pm EST (“CONTEST ENTRY PERIOD”).

Eligibility:

Create Real Impact Contest Awards are open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia between the ages of 14 and 22 years. Entrants must be enrolled as full-time students in an accredited educational institution (secondary [middle/high] school, trade school, college, or university). Residency, age, and current enrollment at an accredited educational institution will be verified and subject to final decision of eligibility by Impact Teen Drivers. All applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited.

Requirements:

Create an original work showcasing your idea for a SOLUTION or STRATEGY to fix the very real problem of reckless and distracted driving.

All entries must follow the following requirements:

  • Not feature imagery or dialogue that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, tortuous, defamatory, slanderous, dangerous, or libelous;
  • Not promote bigotry, racism, hatred, or harm against any group or individual or promote discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age;
  • Not involve being under the influence of alcohol or drugs while driving or drinking alcohol or using drugs;
  • Not be created for or entered into a previous Create Real Impact contest or any other contest;
  • Not feature the brand, catchphrase, or logo of any organization, campaign, contest, etc. that is not affiliated with Impact Teen Drivers;
  • Not disparage Impact Teen Drivers, Create Real Impact, or any other person or party affiliated with the Create Real Impact contest and administration and promotion of contest.

Ensure your entry is in the correct and accepted format and follows the specific requirements for each category:

Video:

  • Be 60 seconds in length or shorter;
  • Be original work;
  • Be in English;
  • Uploaded to YouTube;
  • Be publicly accessible on YouTube;
  • Tagged with Impact Teen Drivers on YouTube;
  • Be registered on the Create Real Impact website;
  • Include appropriate cast and crew credits and any back-story of the piece in the description;
  • Not include any footage of dangerous or reckless driving or driving that is in violation of California Vehicle Code or any California law.
    • Visit How to Enter for more information on what driving behaviors will result in disqualification.
  • Entries using borrowed imagery, music, lyrics, etc. must secure expressed and written permission for use within the piece and that permission should be sent to Impact Teen Drivers. By submitting your entry, you are agreeing that you have secured permission for any imagery, music, lyrics, etc. prior to submitting.

Music

  • Be 90 seconds in length or shorter;
  • Be original work;
  • Be in English;
  • Uploaded directly on the Create Real Impact website;
  • Be registered on the Create Real Impact website;
  • Include lyrics for the song, any credits, and any back-story of the piece in the description.
  • Entries using borrowed melody, lyrics, music, etc. must secure expressed and written permission for use within the piece and that permission should be sent to Impact Teen Drivers.

Creative Writing

  • Be original work;
  • Be in English;
  • Be within the word count range: 100 words min, 600 words max;
  • Text submitted directly on the Create Real Impact website;
  • Be registered on the Create Real Impact website;
  • Include any back-story of the piece in the description.

Artwork:

  • Be original work;
  • Be in English;
  • Be one of the following four categories: poster, meme, infographic, or brochure;
    • Poster: One (1) file accepted per entrant
    • Meme: Five (5) files accepted per entrant as one entry submission
      • Five (5) memes must be submitted. They may be in separate files or in combined files.
      • For example, your five (5) memes could be submitted in one (1) large file. Your 5 memes could be submitted in five (5) separate smaller files. Your five (5) memes could be submitted in a total of two 2 files such as three (3) memes in a file and two (2) in another file, or any other combination of files.
    • Infographic: One (1) file accepted per entrant
    • Brochure: One (1) to two (2) files accepted (if doing a front side and a back side) per entrant;
  • Uploaded directly on the Create Real Impact website;
  • Be registered on the Create Real Impact website;
  • Entries using borrowed imagery must secure expressed and written permission for use within the piece and that permission should be sent to Impact Teen Drivers.

There are two additional categories for award consideration.

  • Best Meme Entry Award: One meme entry from the art category will be chosen for this award. Five (5) memes must be submitted as one (1) meme entry. They may be in separate files or in combined files (see “Artwork” above).
  • Sports Team Award: Sports team entries may be submitted to the video category. Sports teams must be a school team (middle school or high school). Videos created by a sports team must include the name of the sports team in the description. What qualifies as a sports “team” will be determined solely by Impact Teen Drivers.

Directions to Enter:

  • Read all of the rules.
  • Click the “Enter Contest” button on the home page.
  • Log into your account or Create an Account
  • Upload your entry
  • Complete the registration form to finish your admission into the Create Real Impact contest.

For safety reasons, do not include any personal contact or identifying information in your entry or entry description. For example, do not include your phone number or address in the description of your entry. All personal contact or identifying information will be securely saved in the registration form.

Proof of submission or sending your submission is not proof of receipt by Sponsor. Submission is held for review by the Create Real Impact Team prior to publishing on the website. Please allow up to 24 hours for approval.

SUBMISSION OF ANY ENTRY IN THIS CONTEST CONSTITUTES ENTRANT’S IRREVOCABLE ASSIGNMENT, CONVEYANCE, AND TRANSFERENCE TO SPONSOR OF ALL RIGHT, TITLE, AND INTEREST IN THE ENTRY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL COPYRIGHTS.

Rights to Use and Materials:

  • Sponsor will have the right to edit, publish or otherwise duplicate any submissions entered into the contest without payment or notification to the entrant.
  • By submitting responses to the contest, entrants agree to the following:
    • “I am submitting an original entry to the Create Real Impact Contest. I certify that my entry is my own work and that I have abided by all guidelines and requirements of the Create Real Impact Contest. I understand that my entry will not be returned to me and will become the property of Impact Teen Drivers to use at its discretion in activities related to publicizing the contest and/or other activities. I further understand that judges’ decisions are final.”
  • If the Create Real Impact Contest is cancelled, or if a winning entrant is unable to participate or found ineligible for any reason, the educational award(s) will be forfeited.
  • Entrants further agree that by submitting an entry to the Create Real Impact Contest that the entrant grants to Sponsor worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free right to distribute, publish and/or otherwise use the entrant’s submission in any manner required to promote or otherwise operate the Contest or any other usage reasonably needed by such entities.

Late, Lost, or Incorrect Entries:

Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, illegible, or misdirected submissions, which are void. In addition, by entering, contestants represent and warrant that the entries that they submit:

  • Are their own original creations.
  • Do not infringe any other person’s or entity’s rights including music, art, etc.
  • Were not created or filmed while violating California law.

LIMIT: One (1) entry per person during the Award Contest Period.

Voting for Entries:

Voting will be open from March 23, 2017 12:01 AM EST through March 28, 2018 11:59 PM EST. Registered voters may cast up to 10 votes per day (12:00am – 11:59pm daily). All voters must provide their name and a valid email address at the time of registration (one email address per person may vote). All votes may be distributed at the discretion of the voter. No corrections will be made once vote has been cast.

Invalid, fraudulent, and suspicious email addresses will be removed from eligible voting and blocked from further activity at the discretion of the Create Real Impact Contest Team. Entrants will be notified of the irregular and potentially fraudulent voting behavior; votes will be removed from any affected entry; and the entry will be flagged to prevent further abuse. Any suspicious behavior will be flagged and monitored by the Create Real Impact Contest Team with the potential removal of the entry from eligibility at any time.

Entrants will automatically be enrolled and are eligible to vote on entries once the voting period opens.

Judging for Winners:

Judging for this contest will happen in two ways:

  • Four (4) Grand Prize Individual Educational Grants of $1500 may be awarded, one (1) per category (video, music, art and creative writing) by a panel of qualified judges, whose decisions regarding the contest and related matters are final. Online voting in no way influences the panel of judges’ decision. Entries will be judged on:
    • 25% concept/creativity
    • 25% execution of the idea
    • 50% effectiveness of the message (remember, the focus is SOLUTIONS)
  • Four (4) Top Online Vote Getter Educational Grants of $500 may be awarded, one (1) per category (video, music, art and creative writing) to the entrant with the most online votes in each category.
  • Special Awards
    • One (1) Best Meme Entry Educational Grant of $500 (chosen from the art category)
    • One (1) Sports Team Grant of $500 (chosen from video category; open to middle school and high school sports teams only)
    • Special awards will be awarded by a panel of qualified judges, whose decisions regarding the contest and related matters are final. Online voting in no way influences the panel of judges’ decision. Entries will be judged on:
      • 25% concept/creativity
      • 25% execution of the idea
      • 50% effectiveness of the message (remember, the focus is SOLUTIONS)
  • Three (3) Top School Awards of $1000 to the top three high schools with the most entries (a minimum of 50 entries, regardless of category) at the discretion of the judges.

Winners will be notified first by phone or email on or before April 2, 2018 by 3:00pm EST. A published list of winners will also be presented on the website and social media on April 7, 2018. Winners must comply with all Contest rules as published. Sponsor reserves the right to revoke the announcement and award if winner(s) cannot produce the required proof of eligibility.

In the event of a tie the submission that is the most creative, as determined by judges in their sole discretion, will win the educational grant. THE DECISIONS OF THE CONTEST JUDGES ARE FINAL. No higher appeals will be recognized. SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO NOT AWARD AN EDUCATIONAL GRANT IN ANY CATEGORY THAT HAS LESS THAN 30 ENTRIES.

Winners will be required to complete, sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability and publicity release within five (5) days of date printed on notification, or an alternative winner will be declared. If winners are minors, parent or legal guardian must execute and sign affidavits and all releases on minor’s behalf including a release approving the minor’s participation in any press events.

Winners agree to conduct any and all media interviews related to the contest if requested and approved by the Impact Teen Drivers organization, and not disparage Impact Teen Drivers, Create Real Impact, or their partners during interviews. Failure to comply with this requirement for any reason or return of educational grant notification or educational grant as undeliverable will result in forfeiture of educational grant and an alternative winner may be selected by the judges from the remaining eligible entries and awarded the educational grant. Acceptance of any educational grant shall constitute and signify the winner’s agreement and consent that Sponsor may use the winner’s name, address (city and state), likeness, and/or educational grant information for contextual purposes worldwide, including the internet, without limitation and without further payment or consideration, except where prohibited by law, including incorporation of winner into Create Real Impact award publications.

Educational Grants:

All educational grant awards will be issued upon verification of the identity of each winner, verification of school affiliation, and/or active registration. Transfer of individual awards is not allowed. SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO NOT AWARD AN EDUCATIONAL GRANT IN ANY CATEGORY THAT HAS LESS THAN 30 ENTRIES.

  • Four (4) Grand Prize Individual Educational Grants of $1500 may be awarded, one (1) per category (video, music, art and creative writing) by a panel of qualified judges, whose decisions regarding the contest and related matters are final. Award must be used to purchase educational supplies and/or towards tuition assistance at an accredited educational institution (secondary [middle/high] school, trade school, college, or university).
  • Four (4) Top Online Vote Getter Educational Grants of $500 may be awarded, one (1) per category (video, music, art and creative writing) to the entrant with the most online votes in each category. Award must be used to purchase educational supplies and/or towards tuition assistance at an accredited educational institution (secondary [middle/high] school, trade school, college, or university).
  • Three (3) Top School Awards of $1000 may be awarded to the top three high schools with the most entries (a minimum of 50 entries, regardless of category) at the discretion of the judges. School grants will be awarded to the school through the principal or identified school representative upon verification.
  • One (1) Best Meme Entry Educational Grant of $500 may be awarded by a panel of qualified judges, whose decisions regarding the contest and related matters are final. Award must be used to purchase educational supplies and/or towards tuition assistance at an accredited educational institution (secondary [middle/high] school, trade school, college, or university).
  • One (1) Sports Team Educational Grant of $500 may be awarded by a panel of qualified judges, whose decisions regarding the contest and related matters are final. The grant will be awarded to the sports team’s head coach or identified team representative upon verification.

All taxes on the educational grant are the winners’ responsibility. No cash equivalent. All awards are non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion.

General Rules:

By entering or participating in the Contest, participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for electronic hardware, programming, or software malfunctions, or failures, or line connections, accessibility or availability, or technical failures of any kind, or unauthorized human intervention, or the incorrect or inaccurate capture of any entry or other information, or for the failure to capture any such information. Sponsor is not responsible for: any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by contestants, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest; technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to, malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Contest; technical or human error that may occur in the administration of the Contest or the processing of entries. Further, if, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned by reason of infection by virus, bugs, worms, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes that, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, may corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest, Sponsor reserves the right, at their sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Contest, and select the winner for the Contest from the entries received prior to the action taken or in other such manner as deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor. Participants, by receipt of an educational grant in this Award Contest, hereby waive and release, and agree to hold harmless the Sponsor, all promotions and advertising agencies, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, advertising and promotions agencies and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives, and agents, from and against, any and all rights, claims, and causes of action whatsoever that they may have, or which may arise, against any of them for any liability for any matter, cause or thing whatsoever, including but not limited to any injury, loss, or damage, whether direct, compensatory, incidental, or consequential, to person, including death and property, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from their acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of the educational grant in the Contest, or their participation in the Contest, or their participation in any Contest or educational grant related activity, or any travel related to the Contest or any travel for any educational grant related activity. Winner also further acknowledges that Sponsor, their affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, officers, directors, and promotions and advertising agencies have neither made, nor are in any manner responsible or liable for, any warranty, representation, or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law relative to any educational grant or the Contest including, but not limited to, quality, condition, or fitness for a particular purpose. Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest or any educational grant awarded shall be resolved under the laws of the State of California, without respect to any conflict of law issues, and entrant agrees that such shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the Federal and State Courts of California.

RULES/WINNERS LIST REQUESTS: To obtain these rules or a list of contest winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Impact Teen Drivers, 2210 21stStreet, Sacramento, CA 95818. Requests for winners’ lists must be postmarked on or before April 20, 2018.

SPONSOR: Impact Teen Drivers, Attn: Create Real Impact Contest, 2210 21st Street, Sacramento, CA 95818.

All state laws apply to this contest, and parental permission for further contact and actual educational grant award may be required. (The approximate odds of winning will depend on number of entries received.)