ProductionCrate LLC Short Video Contest Official Rules


1. Eligibility
The 10 Second VFX Contest (“the Contest”) is sponsored by ProductionCrate, LLC (“the Sponsor”). The Contest is open only to registered users of, who are 18 years of age or older, or 13 years of age with parental or legal guardian consent, as of the date of entry. Individuals who are 13 years of age must have a parent or legal guardian consent to the Contest rules on behalf of such individual and agree to be bound thereto.

The Contest is only open to legal residents of the United States and eligible countries. Employees of ProductionCrate, LLC, its affiliates, subsidiaries, participating promotional vendors (and their affiliates, subsidiaries, and related companies), and service providers and their respective immediate families (as well as household members of each, whether related or not), are ineligible. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal and state laws and regulations. Void where prohibited by law.

2. Agreement to Rules
By participating in the Contest, the participating contestant (the “Contestant”) agrees to be fully, unconditionally bound by these rules, and represents and warrants that Contestant meets the eligibility requirements. In addition, the Contestant agrees to accept the decisions of the Sponsor as final and binding as it relates to the content and results of this Contest.

3. Contest Deadline
The Contest commences on the 3rd of December 2021 at 12:01 a.m. PT, and is limited to entries received by the 30th of November 2021 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Sponsor’s computer is the official timekeeping device for the contest. Winning entries will be published on Sponsor’s website and at via a video produced by Sponsor.

4. How To Enter
To enter, Contestants must submit an entry using the online form provided at The entry must fulfill all Contest requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a price. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of Sponsor. There is no limit on the amount of entries Contestants may submit. Contestants must provide the information requested. If Contestants use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, Contestants’ entry may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of Sponsor.

Contestants must create and submit a 10 second video on the subject of “Fake Product”. The video must comply with the following terms: 1) Use at least 1 visual effect from 2) Use only visual effects from or that Contestant solely creates; 3) Use only music from or that Contestant solely creates; 4) Video must be 10 seconds or shorter; 5) Video must be posted to YouTube; and 6) Video must have a link to in the description. To submit a video, Contestants must click the “Submit Your Video Entry” button at, and follow the prompts to find and select their video entry via the YouTube API, the entry will be reviewed by Sponsor and then made visible in the submissions list.

5. Prizes
The winner of the Contest (“Winner”) will receive the eligible prize described at The following prizes are available for this Contest subject to Sponsor’s discretion: 1) film related equipment or software; 2) YouTube channel promotion on 3) 1 Year Pro access to The total cash value for the prize given will begin at $50 USD and not exceed $500 USD.

The available prizes are nontransferable. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of Winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by Winner is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for Sponsor to use Winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

6. Odds of Winning
The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

7. Winner Selection and Notification
The Sponsor will judge the video submissions based upon the following criteria: 1) X/30 - originality / creativity with given theme; 2) X/30 - use of visual effects; 3) X/20 - story / narrative; 4) X/10 - emotional response; and 5) X/10 - use of music and/or sound effects. All winner selection is final.

Winner will be notified by email within five (5) days following selection of Winner. Sponsor shall have no liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 30 days from the time notification was sent, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner selected. Receipt by Winner of the prize offered in this Contest is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY WINNER AT SPONSOR’S SOLE DISCRETION WILL RESULT IN WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE CONTEST, AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.

8. Rights Granted by Contestant
By entering this Contest and by submitting Contestant’s video, Contestant understands and agrees that Sponsor, and anyone acting on behalf of Sponsor, including Sponsor’s licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the world, without limitation, Contestant’s entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the Contest, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes. without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent.

9. Intellectual Property Warranty
Contestant represents and warrants that Contestant’s entry does not violate any third party’s proprietary or intellectual property rights. If Contestant’s entry infringes upon the intellectual property right of another, Contestant will be disqualified at the sole discretion of Sponsor. If the content of Contestant’s entry is claimed to constitute infringement of any proprietary or intellectual proprietary rights of any third party, Contestant shall, at Contestant’s sole expense, defend or settle against such claims. Contestant shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Sponsor from and against any suit, proceeding, claims, liability, loss, damage, costs or expense, which Sponsor may incur, suffer, or be required to pay arising out of such infringement or suspected infringement of any third party’s right.

10. Limitation of Liability
By entering, Contestant agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, directors, and YouTube from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such Contestant’s participation in the Contest and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.

11. Disputes
THIS CONTEST IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA. As a condition of participating in this Contest, participant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in California having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Contest). Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

12. Privacy Policy
Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on the ProductionCrate, LLC website. To read the Privacy Policy, click here.

13. Winner’s List
A winners list will be available upon request by emailing

14. Sponsor
ProductionCrate, LLC.


Youtube is not a sponsor of this contest. Entries which are not eligible, or don't follow the YouTube Community Guidelines will be disqualified. This contest is free to enter, and will be void in jurisdictions where prohibited. Participants agree to release YouTube, our sponsors/affiliates, and ProductionCrate from any and all liability related to this contest. To read our privacy policy click here. To read our terms & conditions click here.