the 2013 Solmar V YouTube Video Contest
The Solmar V has been taking
divers to the Socorro Islands for 20 years! Your
video should depict how amazing a trip aboard the
Solmar V is, whether it be Socorro, Guadalupe or
the Sea of Cortez.
HOW TO ENTER
First you'll need to register with YouTube.com to
open your account. Upload your video clips taken
at any of our dive destinations (SOCORRO, GUADALUPE,
or SEA OF CORTEZ. Be sure to include the
name SOLMAR V and the name of the destination in
the video title and somewhere in the description. Send
us the Public URL of the movie (for example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4FmcicbA5U)
along with your name and email address using this
email address. We will add links to all
the entries on this page as we receive them. The
public will vote on their favorites.
author of the winning video will
win a FREE TRIP aboard to Solmar V to the Socorro Islands
OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES - PLEASE READ
- This contest runs through Dec.
31, 2013. Judges will consider
the number of referral links your video has, the
number times a video clip is favored, honored,
YouTube members and the quality and message of
your video. The more websites that link to your
video clip and
is online, the more potential click-through links
you will receive. SO ENTER EARLY!
- It is not necessary to have
been aboard the Solmar V when your video was shot
or pictures were taken. If you were on another
boat, you can still enter. It would be a very good
idea not to include pictures of the other boat
in your video.
- Your video must be uploaded
after Jan 1, 2013. Videos uploaded before this
date are not eligible.
- You must include the name SOLMAR
V and the name of the destination in the video
title so it can be found in a search on YouTube.
A good description and the addition of keywords
will also help.
- You must respect copyright.
If you add music you must have permission to use
it or use royalty free or stock audio. The video
in your entry must be your own creation but you
may use other people's video clips or photos provided
you have permission, and you give them photo credit.
- You may enter up to three video
clips. Each clip must be between two and seven
minutes to qualify for this contest. Videos should
NOT be longer than seven minutes!
- Still image and/or graphic slide
shows are also eligible.
- Each YouTube.com registered
account is allowed to vote only once per movie.
- You must enable the video statistice for public
viewing so we can see where your views came from.
- You are responsible for all
technical aspects of the production and uploading
of the video clips. Don't ask us for help.
- Previous winners are allowed
to enter again.
- Prize is not transferrable and
must be used by the end of 2014.
- The final winning video will
be determined by a staff of judges.
TIPS TO HELP YOU WIN!
1. One of the biggest mistakes
people make in entering this contest is that they
don't read the rules. A video clip that follows the
rules will be more likely to win than one that does
sure you use music that is royalty
free. In past years some entries
by YouTube because
production was an infringement of copyright. Music
purchased on iTunes is not royalty free.
3. Use the Solmar V logo in the
video production. That will earn you points! You
can find it in the agents
area of this website.
4. Show off your video! Post a
link to your video on Facebook, email it to your
friends, post it on your favorite forum and message
board. Views, likes, comments, and awards all contribute
to the winner.
5. Add lot of keywords to your
6. Don't use tricks to falsely
inflate the number of views, likes, or comments.
This can get your video disqualified.
7. Enter your video in other video
contests to help promote it.
NOT A VIDEOGRAPHER?
No problem! You can create a YouTube.com
movie using stills in a slide show and still quality
for this prize. Here
is an example (this is a demo and is not included
in this competition). You may also use animation
or illustration! So you can win, even if you've never
been there. This contest is about being creative
enough to win the hearts of the voting public!
YouTube.com VIDEO SETTINGS:
Public: Public (anyone can search
for and view - recommended)
Allow Comments: Your choice
Allow Video Responses: Your choice
Allow Ratings: Yes: Allow people to rate your video.
Allow External Sites to Embed This Video: Enabled: External sites may embed
and play this video.
Syndication: Yes, make this video available on mobile phones and TV.
Make sure your statistics are publicly displayed.
We reserve the right to refuse
an entry if it is obscene, defamatory, or in poor
taste. A video will be disqualified if rankings are
found to be electronically manipulated or if comments,
favorites, or votes are from YouTube users who have
not viewed at least two videos. You are not officially
entered until you have received confirmation from
us that we have received your link. Winners will
be contacted by email. Winning entries
will be posted on the Solmar V website. Winner agrees
to grant Solmar V the right to use the winning video
for the promotion of Solmar V and agrees to keep
the video clips online. Winners that have been removed
from YouTube will forfeight their prize.
All content on this
page including contest rules ©2013 Solmar V & Under