Video Contest Rules and Regulations
- Only medical students and family medicine residents who are members of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) are eligible to submit videos to the contest. [Not a member? Here’s how to join.]
- Videos may be submitted by individuals or groups.
- An applicant may submit more than one entry.
- Videos must deliver a clear and positive message promoting family medicine. Videos containing negative messages about other specialties, misinformation, and/or inaccurate data will be disqualified.
- Videos must incorporate creative and original ideas. Depictions of cartoon, video game, and movie/television characters; celebrities; and movie themes do not constitute creative and original work.
- Videos should not contain profane language, violence, sex, or personal attacks on people or organizations.
- Videos must be free of copyrighted materials. Copyright applies to “original works of authorship,” which include music, paintings, photographs, tables and charts, clip art, movies, newspapers, and books. Many people mistakenly believe that anything on the Internet is automatically in the public domain and thus available for reproduction without first seeking permission. Only works with an expired copyright, works created by the federal government, or works specifically dedicated by the copyright holder as “public domain” are considered public domain. Additional information about copyright and permissions is available from YouTube(www.youtube.com).
- A consent and release form must be submitted with all videos and must be signed by the entrant and participants who appear in the video, including those appearing in crowd shots.
Video entries will be reviewed carefully for compliance with contest requirements and to ensure there are no copyright infringements.
Video entries will be judged by a panel composed of members of the AAFP Commission on Education and/or other AAFP leaders. Entries will be rated on such factors as originality, creativity, effectiveness of message, visual interest, and quality of production.
Prizes are valued up to $1,000. Each contest winner will also receive a special certificate. Three prizes will be awarded: 1) Best-in-Show (grand prize), 2) Top-Rated Ad/Commercial, and 3) Top-Rated Short Video.
The winners will be contacted in mid-March, 2014 and the winning entries will be shown during the 2014 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students in Kansas City, Missouri, August 7 through 9.
$1,000 – The Best-in-Show Winner will be awarded up to $1,000 to be used for one of the following purposes:
- To reimburse expenses to attend an AAFP educational conference (e.g., Family Medicine Congressional Conference, Global Health Workshop, National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students, National Conference of Special Constituencies, Scientific Assembly);
- To cover the purchase of AAFP educational materials (e.g., CME Learning Packages, FP Audio/Essentials Subscriptions, Board Review, METRIC); or
- To donate to a family medicine interest group or family medicine residency.
$500 – The two Categorical Winners will be awarded up to $500 to be used in the manner outlined above.