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Allegany College of Maryland Student Video Contest Official Rules and Regulations


The ACM Student Video Contest is open to students who are currently enrolled or alumni who have taken a course at Allegany College of Maryland. Only persons residing in the United States, or international students who are attending ACM, who are at least 18 years of age or have parental consent can enter. Entrants must agree to all terms and conditions required by ACM. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, provincial/territorial, and local laws and is void where prohibited.

The following individuals are not eligible: ACM employees and their immediate family members, contractors, ACM Board members or anyone affiliated with the design, development, production or judging of the Contest.  Entrants who do not meet the above eligibility requirements will be immediately disqualified.


Create an original video (30 - 90 seconds in length) sharing your story of why "ACM Rocks!".

We are looking for inspirational stories from real students. We want to hear about your goals, challenges, struggles and motivations. Go to the Contest website ( during the contest entry period, complete the Official Entry Form and upload your video. Once the entry form is completed and the entry is submitted, the entry is final and may not be modified or edited.

The Contest entry period begins September 17, 2012 and ends October 19, 2012. Submissions uploaded after October 19, 2012 will be disqualified.

All finalists will be posted to the ACM Facebook page for public viewing and voting on October 20, 2012. In addition, select videos may be featured on other ACM sites.

By submitting an entry, the entrant agrees that the entry complies with all conditions stated in these official rules and regulations. Allegany College of Maryland will bear no legal liability, either express or implied, regarding the use of the entry by Allegany College of Maryland and shall be held harmless by the entrant in the event it is subsequently discovered that the entrant has departed from or not fully complied with any of the official rules.


All videos must be in English. Videos must be approximately 30 to 90 seconds.  All videos must be submitted through the ACM Rocks! Video Contest YouTube video as a video response.

Submissions are limited to one video entry per person during the Contest submission period. Each video can only be credited to one person; joint entries will not be accepted.

Video submission must be an original creation of the entrant. Submissions cannot infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity, moral rights, or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity. Video content must be suitable for public viewing and appropriate for use by ACM. Determinations about the suitability of content based on this section shall be made by ACM, in its sole discretion.

Any video that does not meet each of these submission requirements may be disqualified.


Finalists will be chosen by an ACM judging panel. Public voting (Facebook "likes") will take place on the ACM Facebook Fan Page beginning on October 20, 2012 and ending on October 28, 2012.

Public voting is open to anyone, including ACM employees, professors, staff, classmates, friends and family. Entrants may vote for their own submission and invite others to vote for them. Limit one (1) vote per person.

One (1) Grand Prize Winner will be chosen from the finalists by total number of Facebook "likes" on October 28, 2012.

On October 29, 2012, the grand prize winner will be notified by email or phone. Any potential grand prize winner who cannot be contacted within ten (10) days of first attempted notification will forfeit his/her prize and an alternate may be selected.

Winner will also be announced on the Allegany College of Maryland Facebook page on October 29, 2012. 


The grand prize winner will receive a $100 credit for the ACM Bookstore and a $100 Gift Card for Martins Food Market or Giant Eagle.


Each entrant, by submission of an entry, irrevocably grants ACM and its affiliates, legal representatives, assignees, agents and licensees, the unconditional and perpetual right and permission to reproduce, encode, store, copy, transmit, publish, post, display, adapt, exhibit and/or otherwise use or reuse (without limitation as to when or to the number of times used), the entrant's video and each element of the entrant's video, in each case, as submitted or as edited/modified in any way by ACM, in its sole discretion), as well as to use entrant's name, likeness, photograph (collectively, "Likeness"), and/or statements regarding his/her participation in this Contest (with or without using the entrant's name) for any purpose, without limitation as to time or territory, and without compensation or approval from the entrant or any other party. Entrant waives intellectual property rights, privacy/publicity rights or other legal or moral rights that might preclude ACM's use of the entrant's video or any element of the entrant's video, and agrees not to sue or assert any claim against ACM for the use of the video or any element of the video, title, description or entrant's Likeness or statements.

By submitting an entry, entrants agree that each submission is gratuitous and made without restriction, and will not place ACM under any obligation. ACM is free to disclose or otherwise disclose the ideas contained in the entry on a non-confidential basis to anyone or otherwise use the ideas without any additional compensation to you. ACM also reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to edit or modify any entry, or to request that the entrant edit or modify an entry for any reason. Entrant acknowledges that, by acceptance of an entry, ACM does not waive any rights to use similar or related ideas previously known to ACM, or developed by its employees, or obtained from sources other than the entrant.


Each entrant certifies that their entry is original and that they are the sole and exclusive owner and right holder of the submitted entry, and that they have the right to submit the entry in the Contest. Each entrant agrees not to submit any entry that (1) infringes any 3rd party proprietary, intellectual property, industrial property, personal rights or other rights, including without limitation, copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret or confidentiality obligation; or (2) otherwise violates applicable law in any countries in the world. To the maximum extent permitted by law, each entrant indemnifies and agrees to keep indemnified ACM, its trustees, agents, directors, officers, employees, representatives and assigns harmless at all times from and against any liability, claims, demands, losses, damages, costs and expenses resulting from any act, default or omission of the participant and/or a breach of any warranty set forth herein. To the maximum extent permitted by law, each participant indemnifies and agrees to keep indemnified ACM, its trustees, agents, directors, officers, employees, representatives and assigns harmless at all times from and against any liability, actions, claims, demands, losses, damages, costs and expenses for or in respect of which ACM will or may become liable by reason of or related or incidental to any act, default or omission by a participant under these rules including without limitation resulting from or in relation to any breach, non-observance, act or omission whether negligent or otherwise, pursuant to these official rules by a participant.

To the extent permitted by law, the rights to litigate, to seek injunctive relief or to make any other recourse to judicial or any other procedure in case of disputes or claims resulting from or in connection with this Contest are hereby excluded, and any entrant expressly waives any and all such rights. Entrants agree that these rules are governed by the laws of the state of Maryland.

ACM is not responsible for electronic transmission errors resulting in omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission. ACM is not responsible for theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions or limitations of any kind. ACM is not responsible for inaccurate transmissions of or failure to receive entry information by ACM on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site or any combination thereof. If for any reason the Internet portion of the program is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, disruption or termination of the Facebook website for any reason or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, ACM reserves the right at its sole discretion to immediately cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. ACM reserves the right to select winners from eligible entries received as of the termination date. ACM further reserves the right to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, and ACM reserves the right to seek damages from any such entrant to the fullest extent of the law.

This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by Facebook. Entries, including the entrant's contact information, are provided to ACM and not to Facebook.  Please do not contact Facebook about this Contest.

If any provision(s) of these rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.


Questions regarding this Contest should be directed to the Director of Public Relations and Marketing at