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ELIGIBILITY: CTN Commercial Opportunity Challenge is open to artist exhibitors at the CTN animation eXpo 2013.

HOW TO ENTER: Create a video clip commercial that is between 30 sec - 1 minute in length. Size should not exceed exceed 1280 x 720 in .mov and must be located on Vimeo or YouTube. All artwork must be received by 11:59 p.m. PST, October 27th, 2013.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: All entries must meet the following guidelines: The entry and all elements of the entry must be the entrant’s original work and previously unpublished. The entry for a single piece of artwork must not exceed 1024 x 1024 and be in .jpg format.

The entry must showcase the elements of you, your talent and your products.

The entry must not violate the intellectual property rights of any third party. That means that the artwork should not contain a trademark or logo of another company, nor any copyrighted materials such as photographs, or posters.

The entry must be suitable for publication and publicity purposes as determined by CTN in its sole discretion. Entries must be in good taste and must not contain obscene or defamatory statements nor portray CTN or any third party in any way that might tend to subject them to public contempt, scandal, disrepute or ridicule.

The entry may not contain the following: Nudity, profanity, any situations which expose any persons or likeness appearing in the entries to physical injury. CTN reserves the right to make determinations of suitability in its sole and absolute discretion, and to disqualify any entries it determines to be inappropriate for any of the reasons listed above, or for any other reason.

JUDGING CRITERIA: Entries will be judged by a panel of CTN professional members. The judges will select the winners on the basis of technique and skill, originality, creativity, entertainment, appeal, story telling and design in regards to the depiction of the criteria. The judges will select 10 entries to show in the ballroom and streamed live. The decisions of the judges are final, including the right to not choose a winner in any category if their criteria are not met, and the judges decisions may not be appealed .

RIGHTS IN SUBMISSIONS: In connection with your entry, you affirm, represent, and/or warrant that you own or have the necessary licenses rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorize CTN to use the entry in the manner contemplated by this opportunity and these Official Rules. You further agree that you will not submit material that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret, or is otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to submit the material in your commercial.

GENERAL RULES: Void where prohibited. All international, federal, state, country and local laws apply. CTN may alter entries submitted prior to publication, if any. All income taxes resulting from acceptance of prize are the responsibility of winner. By entering contest, entrant accepts and agrees to these Official Rules and the decisions of Judges, which shall be final in all matters. By participating in this Career Opportunity Challenge and/or accepting prizes, entrants agree to hold CTN and its affiliates, directors, officers, employees and assigns harmless against any and all claims and liability in connection with the contest, the videos, or the use or redemption of prizes, including, without limitation, bodily injury or death or the violation of the rights of any third parties. Submission of Career Opportunity Challengeentry (1) constitutes permission to use winners’ names and likenesses, address (city/state), and video entry, for advertising and publicity purposes without further compensation, unless prohibited by law, (2) grants CTN and its agents the right to modify, adapt, and/or edit entry, and (3) constitutes a representation and warranty that entrant has received permission for CTN to use the audio and likeness of all persons appearing in the video without additional compensation to such persons. CTN and its affiliated companies will not be responsible for lost, late, or misdirected entries or prize notices or for any typographical, or other error in the administration of the contest, or announcement of the prize. In the event of any such error, CTN reserves the right to request that the Judges modify this Career Opportunity Challenge in a manner deemed reasonable by the Judges, at the Judges’ sole discretion. CTN is not responsible for late, lost, illegible, incomplete, stolen, garbled or misdirected entries, all of which are void. Electronic entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. The authorized account holder is deemed as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Entries that are incomplete, illegible or corrupted are void and will not be accepted. By entering the Commercial opportunity , entrant recognizes and agrees that the registration information provided by entrant will be made available to CTN; use of such information will be governed by CTN’s privacy policy found at http://creativetalentnetwork.com/privacy.php.

CTN reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and terminate, suspend, cancel or modify the Career Opportunity Challenge and award the prize from among all eligible entries received as of the date of termination if for any reason this opportunity is not capable of running as planned due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, fraud, unauthorized intervention, technical failures or other causes beyond the control of CTN.