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FNHC Inspiration Nation Video Contest!

Overview

The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) is excited to announce our 2013 video contest “Beefy Chiefs – Inspiration Nation”.

Building on the success of last year’s “Safer Nations – Injury Prevention” video contest, the FNHA is asking BC First Nations to get creative and document how First Nations wellness champions are motivating and inspiring their families, communities and nations.

We want to know what Beefy Chiefs and Champions contestants are doing to stay on track with their goals, and how they are motivating those around them to live a healthier lifestyle.

Application forms:
Download the video contest overview here: Video Contest Overview PDF (943 kb)
Download the video contest FAQs here: Video Contest FAQs PDF (905 kb)
Download the video contest rules here: Video Contest Rules PDF (975 kb)
Download the poster (for print) here: Video Contest Poster PDF (1.13 mb)
Download the application form (Word format): Application form DOC (1.87 mb)

Why is this important?

At the FNHA our mantra is “Health through Wellness.” We recognize that unhealthy weight is a major issue affecting our quality of life as First Nations people. The First Nations Health Council has taken this issue on and aim to turn this trend around. This April, the FNHC launched the Beefy Chiefs and Champions challenge aimed at promoting healthy weight among BC First Nations Leadership (chief and council), First Nations Health leadership (health directors and staff), and the larger First Nations community.

As we build our health system together, we know that many chronic health issues, such as diabetes, and heart disease are preventable. We ask Chiefs, councilors, health directors, administration staff, and the First Nations community at large to lead by example and help us to turn this trend around. Showing our children, young adults and citizens that we can prevent diseases related to an unhealthy lifestyle is the first step. The videos created through this contest will be instruments that illustrate to BC First Nations that each and every one of us can make time to become healthier.

What we’re looking for

A motivational video, whether it’s’ touching, humorous, or sentimental; shot with a smartphone, or higher end camera equipment. We want to know how your leadership is inspiring and motivating change within their family, community, or nation.

What kind of video messages can you create that will draw attention to a First Nations individual or family working towards the betterment of their own health meanwhile inspiring other members of the community to do the same? Is this already happening in your First Nations community? Think about who you would like to direct your message to: Elders, youth, parents, children, uncles, aunties, or maybe your entire community! It’s up to you to be innovative and work at engaging your friends, family and Nation with a video that can inspire positive change.

Think about the following topics and how they might relate to your community:

Is there a Community Leader trying to motivate others to get involved?
Are they making time in their busy schedules to stay on task?
How is the challenger completing their Journey, though fitness? Healthy Eating? Both?

The “Inspiration Nation” video contest is a way to promote positive engagement with BC First Nations to raise awareness on the topic of maintaining healthy weights.

Some approaches to creating your video might include:

Interviewing local community leadership members on what indicator they are more focused on: weight loss or inches lost, and why it’s important to them. Choose an idea and create a video based on these ideas!
Is there a theme in your community which might be a reason behind unhealthy lifestyles? What kind of health messaging would help to turn this local trend around?
Sometimes people get caught in habits that could be potentially harmful to your health what kind of video can you create that will help bring attention to healthier habits?
Create an original video utilizing a message: “____________” For example: “I want my generation, and those that follow, to take control of their own wellbeing and pay it forward by inspiring the next generation!!”

PRIZES:

$10,000 worth of prizes will be awarded through this competition!
The first place winner will receive $5,000.
• The community which the first place video was focused on will win $5000.00 towards a wellness related initiative.
• The second place winner will receive $2,500.
• The third place winner will receive $1,000.
• An Honourable Mention winner will receive $500.
• The Audience Choice Prize winner will receive $1,000.

Thank you for taking part in documenting our Leadership Wellness Movement – we look forward to seeing your video submissions!

Deadline for entries: September 15, 2013

Films will be judged by a special panel at the Gathering Wisdom VI for a Shared Journey forum held in October 2013.
Voting for the Audience Choice Prize begins when your video is uploaded and ends on October 15 2013 at 4 p.m.
For more details on how to enter this contest, please be sure to read our full contest rules!

“The FNHA is a committed wellness partner to BC First Nations. We strongly support this leadership effort to get active, eat well, and reach a healthy body weight as a means to maintain quality of life. This contest is means to inspire more First Nations citizens across the province to take up the challenge.”

– Joe Gallagher, Chief Executive Officer, First Nations Health Authority

Inspiration Nation Video Contest FAQ’s

Do I have to be a Beefy Chief to enter the video contest?

No. But you and/or the subject of your video must be enrolled in the Beefy Chiefs and Champions challenge to be eligible. To sign up for the Beefy Chiefs and Champions Challenge please visit: http://www.fnhc.ca

What do you mean by Champions?

Champions are leaders who inspire others to be there best. We all know health and wellness champions, they are people in our lives who inspire you, and others, to look after themselves, spiritually, physically, emotionally and mentally. Champions are you and me. Champions are what we become through taking up this challenge.

What if I don’t need to lose weight?

The inspiration Nation video contest is not about weight loss, it’s about inspiration. We want to create a movement that enhances quality of life for all of our people. The videos created through this contest will be instruments that illustrate to BC First Nations that we can make time to become healthier, anyone can. We want to know how your leadership is inspiring and motivating change within their family, community, or nation.

Am I eligible to submit a video to this contest even if I am not a “Registered BC First Nations” member as defined by the Federal Indian Act?

It is our vision that the videos created through the contest would be specifically addressing the wellness journey of a BC First Nations individual or family in their challenge to become healthier, and inspire their community members to do the same. We want stories that are relatable to B.C. First Nations people, families and communities. In order to achieve this objective, it was necessary to communicate some parameters.

The First Nations Health Authority would like to emphasize that this contest does not seek proof of identification as a “Registered Status Indian” as determined by the Federal Indian Act.

Instead we seek some acknowledgement of an attachment to a BC First Nations community. We wish to be inclusive as possible while still achieving our objective of creating messaging that is targeted, motivating, and inspiring to BC First Nations.

I’m working with a group of people to create my video, how do we submit as a group?

Groups of people are more than welcome to work together to submit a video. It is requested that the video is submitted on behalf of the group by one person. Their name will appear on the entry form and they will be responsible for representing this video for their group. Should the video be considered a finalist, the person who listed their name on the entry form will be invited to attend the Gathering Wisdom VI for a Shared Journey conference (in Vancouver, B.C.) on the day that the winning video is decided upon by our panel of judges. For youth groups (under the age of 19), please ensure that the submitter includes a form signed by their legal guardian.

How do I submit my video?

Give yourself time to upload your video to YouTube, a 3-minute video can take hours to upload. We advise that contestants test upload a video several weeks beforehand to better understand the process before the deadline at 4pm on September 15, 2013.

After you upload a video, complete the following steps:
Copy and paste the link into the body of an email.
Fill out an entry form (Found online www. fnhc.ca) and attach it to your email.
Change your email subject line to: Beefy Chiefs – Inspiration Nation Video Contest
Send to: [email protected]
Burn a copy of your video onto a DVD. Mail it to us at:

Attention: Inspiration Nation Video Contest First Nations Health Authority
501 -100 Park Royal South
West Vancouver, BC
V7T 1A2

*** Remember to include your name and email address in your mail envelope (either written on the DVD or on a piece of paper).

I want to include music on my video but the contest rules say that I must be the sole owner of copyright. What do I do?

Yes, the contest rules say that the video must be comprised of original material and must not contain music, images or other content that violates any law or any third party’s rights (including privacy, personality and intellectual property rights such as copyright). That means unless you have permission, a video that uses copyrighted music will not be eligible for this contest.

Look online for copy-right free music to download and use in your video. Or look within your own community, province, or city. Perhaps you have a local aboriginal hip-hop group in your territory, or you might know of an independent singer-songwriter. Take this opportunity to connect with a contemporary First Nations musical artist and ask them for their permission to include the song of your choice on your video.

When does the video contest end?

The submission deadline for videos is September 15, 2013 at 4pm.

If you have a question that has not been answered in our FAQ section, please send an email to:
[email protected]

Inspiration Nation Video Contest Rules

This contest is governed by the rules set out below. By entering the contest, you agree to abide by these rules and the decisions of the First Nations Health Authority (“FNHA”) and the contest judges. You also agree to comply with all applicable laws. The contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law.

1. Eligibility 
You are not required to make any purchase or pay any fee to enter or win the contest.

To enter, you must
• be a legal resident of Canada;
• be 19 years of age or older, for those under the age of 19, it is requested that you submit a consent form from your parent or legal guardian to enter the contest;
• a registered member of a BC First Nations Band; and
• submit a completed and signed entry form.

FNHA employees and their immediate families (i.e., their spouses, siblings, children, parents, spouses’ parents, and the spouses of any of those individuals) and their household members (related or not), and anyone otherwise connected with the contest, are not eligible to enter the contest.
FNHA may at any time in its sole discretion disqualify any entrant who: does not meet the contest’s eligibility criteria, fails to comply with these rules, attempts to enter the contest in any manner our through any means other than as described in these rules, attempts to disrupt the contest or attempts to circumvent any of these rules.

2. Video Criteria – Grand Jury Prizes 
In order for a video to be chosen as a winner of a grand jury prize, it must meet the following criteria:

• On topic
• Motivating (influences action)
• Positive
• Thought-provoking
• Visually Interesting
• Comprised of original material
• Video length between 3 to 5 minutes

The above criteria will be used by the judging panel to determine grand jury prize winners.

3. Video Eligibility – Content Guidelines and Restrictions

A video must meet all of the following requirements to be eligible for the contest:
• It must be between 3 and 5 minutes in length.
• It must be comprised of original material, and must not contain any music, images or other content that violates any law or any third party’s rights (including privacy, personality and intellectual property rights such as copyright).
• It must meet all guidelines and criteria imposed by YouTube with respect to videos submitted to YouTube.
• It must not contain, depict or refer to any crude, vulgar, obscene, sexually explicit, disparaging, discriminatory, offensive, illegal or otherwise unsuitable language, activity or other content (all as determined by FNHA in its sole discretion).
• It must not contain, depict or refer to any content which disparages or refers negatively to the FNHA, the contest, or any other person or entity (all as determined by FNHA in its sole discretion).

FNHA may disqualify any video entry if FNHA determines (in its sole discretion) that the video does not comply with these eligibility requirements or otherwise with these rules.
Further, by submitting a video to FNHA you represent and warrant that:

• you are the original creator of the video;
• you are the sole owner of the copyright and all other rights in the video and all content in and on the video (including all music and video content);
• FNHA will not infringe or violate any third party’s intellectual property, privacy, personality or other rights when FNHA copies, displays, edits, modifies, transmits or otherwise uses that video in connection with the contest or any advertising; and
• the video meets all of the eligibility requirements set out in these rules.

If FNHA suspects or believes that any of the above is untrue, FNHA may disqualify any entry in its sole discretion.

If a video shows any individual in such a way that the individual can be recognized, you must obtain written consent from that individual to permit FNHA to copy, display, transmit and otherwise use the video, and you must give FNHA the original copy of that consent upon FNHA’s request. Videos that are submitted with inadequate documentation, as determined solely by FNHA, will not be eligible for the contest.

4. Deadline

The Beefy Chiefs Inspiration Nation video contest deadline is September 15, 2013 at 4:00 pm (PST). Videos must be uploaded to YouTube, and entry forms must be received by the deadline, to be eligible. Late submissions will not be accepted.

5. How to enter

To enter your video the FNHA contest, you must complete the following steps:

1. Create a YouTube account if you don’t already have one.
2. Upload your video!
3. After you upload your video, copy and paste the link to your video into an email. Complete your entry form digitally (don’t forget to attach your form!) and send to [email protected] Subject line of your email should read: Beefy Chiefs – Inspiration Nation Video Contest
4. Mail a hardcopy version of your video on DVD to (please include your name and email written on a piece of paper or on your DVD):

Attention: Inspiration Nation Video Contest
First Nations Health Authority
501 – 100 Park Royal South
West Vancouver, BC V7T 1A2

You are solely responsible for ensuring that your video is properly submitted as described above. FNHA will not be responsible for any lost, delayed, misdirected, illegible, incomplete, damaged or undeliverable entries, or any delay or failure to transmit process, receive or consider entries.

(Reminder: Uploading videos to YouTube can sometimes take hours; please ensure that you give yourself enough time to upload your video to YouTube prior to 4:00 pm on September 15, 2013)

Note that FNHA is not associated with YouTube. You must comply with YouTube’s terms of use, and

FNHA will not be liable to you regarding your use of (or inability to use) YouTube.

6. Prizes

$10,000 worth of prizes will be awarded through this competition.
• The first place winner will receive $5000.
• The second place winner will receive $2500.
• The third place winner will receive $1000.
• An Honourable Mention winner will receive $500.

• The Audience Choice Prize winner will receive $1000.

7. Selection of Winners

There are two ways to win a prize for your video. One (1) winner will be chosen as “Audience Choice”. Four (4) winners will be chosen as “Grand Jury Prizes” as first, second, third place and an honourable mention.

Grand Jury Prizes

You can win by creating the video that best meets the Video Criteria. Videos will be judged by a panel of First Nations entertainers and health leaders. Judges will select first, second and third -place winners and one honourable mention entry. The decisions of the judges are final and binding. The video contest begins on May 16, 2013 and the submission deadline is:

September 15, 2013 at 4pm.

Audience Choice

You can win by receiving the most votes (thumbs up) for your video on our FNHA YouTube Channel. The video with the most thumbs up for their video before the contest end date will win. FNHA will count the number of “thumbs up” for each video. The votes (thumbs up) can be from friends, family, and anyone else on the internet that is willing to cast their vote. Please note, that in order to have your “thumbs up” vote count, users must have a registered YouTube account.

Voting will be open to everyone, but there is a limit of one vote per video per person. If FNHA discovers that an individual has voted more than once for the same video, FNHA may disqualify some or all of the individual’s votes at the FNHA’s sole discretion.

The most-liked (thumbs up) video will be selected as the finalist for our Audience Choice Award. If the finalist video is disqualified or deemed ineligible by FNHA, that video will be disqualified and the next most-liked video will be selected as the finalist for our Audience Choice Award.

Use social media, such as Facebook or Twitter, to get your friends to vote for your video.

Take note that it is not possible to win in multiple categories.

8. Notification

The finalists for the Audience Choice Award and the Grand Jury Prizes will be notified by telephone or email within 7 days of the contest closing.

In order for these finalists to be declared contest winners and be eligible for a prize, each finalist must have complied with, and remain in compliance with, these rules, and must sign and deliver to FNHA

(within 5 days of FNHA’s request) a standard declaration and release form (which will include
a declaration of the finalists’ compliance with these rules, an acceptance of the prize as awarded, a publicity release, a liability release, and the correct answer to a skill-testing question) and any other documentation that FNHA may require.

FNHA may request valid proof of identity, residency, age and other relevant documentation, and FNHA may disqualify a finalist if FNHA determines (in its sole discretion) that the provided proof is not sufficient.

If the prize notification is returned as undeliverable, or if a selected finalist does not comply with all of the above requirements within the specified time frames, or does not otherwise comply with these rules, the finalist will be disqualified and the contest judges will select a replacement finalist.

The chances of winning will depend upon the number of entrants.

Each of the Finalists will be invited to the Gathering of Wisdom conference in Vancouver, B.C. which is scheduled for October 2013. The videos of each of the Finalists will be shown at the forum and prize recipients will be announced at this event.

FNHA will fund the finalists to attend, 1 individual per winning video.

We will post the winners and their videos on our website after all prizes have been awarded.

6. Cancellation

If for any reason FNHA cannot run the contest as planned (including as a result of bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, infection by computer virus or any other cause that corrupts, impairs or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this contest) FNHA may cancel, modify, extend or suspend the contest. If that occurs, FNHA may award prizes at random from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment, or award no prizes.

FNHA may also disqualify any individual who tampers with or in any way corrupts the entry or voting process, or who attempts to undermine the legitimate operation of the contest by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair practices, or by attempting to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or FNHA representatives.

7. Licence to FHNA

By entering a video in the contest, you waive all rights you may have with respect to the video, including

all moral rights and rights of personality, publicity or privacy, and grants to FNHA the unrestricted, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide licence (but not the obligation) to use, reproduce, communicate, modify and display the video (in whole or in part) for any purpose without any fee or other form of compensation, and without further notification or permission, including without limitation the following purposes:

• reproducing, publishing, communicating and displaying some or all of the video as part of the contest or otherwise;

• identifying you by name as the owner of the video;

• judging the contest;

• displaying the winning entries in the contest; and

• for FNHA’s advertising purposes, including to advertise the contest, future contests, and FNHA’s products and services.

By entering a video in the contest, you grant FNHA the unlimited right: (i) to edit or modify the video in any manner, including by adding visual or aural effects or other elements; and (ii) to use, adopt and modify any portion of the video in combination with other materials.

8. Publicity

Except where otherwise prohibited by law, participation in the contest constitutes a
winner’s consent to

FNHA’s use of the winner’s name, home town and province for promotional purposes without further notification, permission, payment or consideration.

6. Disclaimers, Liability and Indemnification

FNHA does not accept liability for any loss or damage of any videos entered in the contest or for any other loss or damage resulting directly or indirectly from your participation in the contest.

FNHA is not responsible for: (1) incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information or late, lost, incomplete, misdirected entries, or entries received through impermissible or illegitimate channels; (2) technical failures of any kind, including the malfunctioning of any telephone, computer, network, hardware or software; (3) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any service; (4) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the contest; (5) electronic or human error that may occur in the administration of the contest or the processing of entries; or (6) any injury or damage to persons or property, including your computer, that may be caused, directly or
indirectly, in whole or in part, from participation in the contest or from downloading any material from FNHA’s web site.

FNHA will not be liable to you for any indirect, special, consequential, or punitive damages in connection with the contest or these rules.

By participating in this contest, you release and agree to indemnify and hold harmless FNHA and its employees, directors, officers, affiliates, agents, judges and advertising and promotional agencies from any damages, injuries, claims, causes of actions, or losses of any kind resulting from participation in this contest or receipt or use of any prize.

By participating in this contest, you further agree to indemnify and hold harmless FNHA and its employees, directors, officers, members, affiliates, agents, judges and advertising and promotional agencies from any damages, injuries, claims, causes of actions or losses of any kind (including actual legal fees and expenses) arising from or related to: (a) the
participant’s failure to comply with any of these rules; (b) any misrepresentation made by the participant under these rules or otherwise to FNHA; or (c) the participant’s participation in the contest.

7. Personal Information

You consent to FNHA using and disclosing your personal information for the purposes of administering the contest; advertising the contest and any future contests and any of
FNHA’s products and services; and for the other
purposes described in these rules. If FNHA uses some or all of your video for advertising purposes, FNHA will only disclose your first name in that advertising unless you consent to FNHA also disclosing your last name.

8. Law

These contest rules will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of British Columbia, Canada and the federal laws of Canada applicable in British Columbia.

9. Disputes

All disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with the contest, prizes
or these rules will be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court of British Columbia, Canada.

10. Further Information and questions

If you have any questions, and for a copy of these contest rules, send an email to:
[email protected]

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