Eligibility and General Guidelines

1. Challenge entries must be created by teams that include at least one person age 60 or older and one person younger than 60.
2. Team members younger than 18 years of age must have permission to participate from a parent or legal guardian.
3. All persons who collaborate on videos must be able to provide explicit written permission to submit video to this contest.
4. Contest participants must be U.S. Citizens or legal residents of a U.S. state or territory.

Content Requirements

1. The entry must creatively cover issues that demonstrate the theme Older Americans: Connecting the Community. Examples of acceptable subject matter include, but are not limited to:

  • Volunteering in your community
  • Healthy aging activities
  • Engaging in the arts
  • Intergenerational activities
  • Use of technology and social media 

2. The entry must be an original work conceived and developed by entrants.
 
3. The entry must not contain any material that constitutes copyright or license infringement or violates or infringes upon another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity, and intellectual property rights. Use of music and/or imagery that is considered public domain is acceptable.
 
4. The entrant must have the explicit written permission of all persons shown in any video or photograph. Entries must not use real names or other personally identifiable information for the characters in the entry—other than themselves—unless they have obtained explicit written permission to do so. Reference to celebrities and historical characters is permitted without written permission. 
 
5. The entry must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, defamatory, slanderous, or libelous.
 
6. The entry must not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred, or harm against any group or individual, or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age.
 
7. The entry must not have been submitted previously in a promotion or contest of any kind or been previously exhibited or publically displayed through any means.
 
8. The entry must not contain material that is in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in the state or territory where it was created.
 
9. By submitting an entry to the contest, you grant the U.S. Administration on Aging a royalty-free, irrevocable right to reproduce, publish, distribute, perform, display, or create derivative works of the submission, or otherwise use the work for Federal purposes, and also to authorize others to do so.

 

Technical Requirements

1. Videos must not exceed 90 seconds in length.

2. Videos must include both video and audio tracks. (See Content Requirements to ensure compliance with copyright law and use of soundtracks.)

3. Videos must be submitted via a link to a YouTube account.

4. Videos must be 1.5 GB or less and submitted in a video format accepted by YouTube.