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"Live. Laugh. Farm." Video Contest

Video Eligibility
To enter, you must represent a 4-H club, FFA chapter, or other youth agriculture group which is located in one of MidAtlantic Farm Credit’s counties: Maryland (Baltimore, Baltimore City, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Dorchester, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Kent, Montgomery, Queen Anne's, Somerset , Talbot, Washington, Wicomico, Worcester), Delaware (Kent, New Castle, Sussex), Virginia (Accomack, Clarke, Frederick, Northampton, Page, Shenandoah, Warren), Pennsylvania (Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Dauphin, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Monroe, Montgomery, Philadelphia, Pike, Schuylkill) or West Virginia (Berkeley, Jefferson, Morgan). Immediate family members of employees and board members are eligible. All videos must be creative, the original work of the youth, and correlate with the "Live. Laugh. Farm" theme.

Video Formats
Entries must be high resolution and in color. The following formats are accepted: asf, asx, avi, divx, dv, dvx, m4v, mov, mp4, mpeg, mpg, qt, wmv, 3g2, 3gp, 3ivx and 3vx. Visual and audio content should be clear. Videos are to be at least 1, but no longer than 3 minutes in length.

Entries must be submitted by the original videographer. Do not submit a video taken by someone other than your group. Your group must be the sole owner of the copyright of any content submitted. Your submission of the video and entry form is your guarantee that you are the author and copyright holder of the video.

Number of Entries
Youth groups may submit multiple videos from their organization in order to engage all interested participants and accomodate all creative ideas.

Video Subject Restrictions
Videos must be appropriate for posting on a public website. Obscene, provocative or otherwise questionable content will not be considered. MidAtlantic Farm Credit retains sole discretion as to what constitutes inappropriate content.

Ownership/Use Rights
By entering the contest, videographers agree that their entries (including non-winning entries) may be selected for display or use in other MidAtlantic Farm Credit materials. In the event that ownership of any video submitted to MidAtlantic Farm Credit is contested in any manner, MidAtlantic Farm Credit retains the discretion to disqualify that video and discontinue use of the video.

How to enter
Videos must be uploaded to the contest site. Mailed or e-mailed submissions are not allowed.

Entries will be judged on the basis of creativity, videography quality, and to the extent that they reflect the theme of "Live. Laugh. Farm." Entries that fail to comply with the Official Contest Rules will be disqualified.

Videos will be open for public vote. First, second and third place will be determined by the number of votes. Entrants using vote-generating companies and softwarre will be disqualified. In addition, one or more honorable mention winners may be selected at the discretion of MidAtlantic Farm Credit. Winners will be notified approximately 2 weeks after the contest deadline by phone and email using the information on the entry form. Winners will also be announced on our Facebook page. Along with a winner notification, winners will be sent an affidavit of eligibility and release. Winner must execute, without making changes, and return this release for receipt by MidAtlantic Farm Credit within 7 days of the date on the winner notification letter. Failure to execute and return this affidavit within 7 days will result in disqualification. Winning vidoes, along with the organizataion name, email address (optional) and information about the video may be displayed on the website.

Additional Terms and Conditions
MidAtlantic Farm Credit is not responsible for computer system, hardware, software, or program malfunctions or other errors, failures, or delayed computer transactions or network connections that are human or technical in nature. Furthermore, MidAtlantic Farm Credit is not responsible for: (i) lost, misdirected, misplaced, illegible, unintelligible, incomplete, or late entries or (ii) any act, failure to act, or delay regarding the transmitting or processing of entries. MidAtlantic Farm Credit reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend all or any portion of this contest without notice if factors beyond MidAtlantic Farm Credit's control, including technical difficulties, disrupt or corrupt the fair or secure administration or operation of the contest. Void where prohibited. MidAtlantic Farm Credit is entitled to interpret these rules as needed and its decisions are final. MidAtlantic Farm Credit reserves the right to disqualify any entrant that MidAtlantic Farm Credit has reason to believe is not the original work of entrant, or does not otherwise meet the contest rules. If a winner is disqualified or determined to be ineligible, an alternate winner will be selected using the same judging process/criteria described above. Alternate winners are subject to all requirements set forth in these Official Rules.

By participating in the contest, you agree to release and hold harmless MidAtlantic Farm Credit and its employees, officers, affiliates, agents, and advertising and promotional agencies from any and all damages, injuries, claims, causes of actions, or losses of any kind resulting from your participation in this contest, including infringement of intellectual property rights. MidAtlantic Farm Credit and its employees, officers, affiliates, agents, and advertising and promotional agencies assume no responsibility or liability for any damages, injuries, claims, causes of actions, or losses of any kind arising in whole or in part from this contest.

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