2017 Problem Gambling Awareness Video Contest – Rules & Entry

| January 24, 2017

 Click here to learn more about the contest.

2017 Video Contest Rules:

The contest is not open to providers or immediate family members of Oregon Problem Gambling Services, although Problem Gambling Services providers may be consulted in the making of the video. Click here for a list of treatment and prevention providers in Oregon. All entrants must be under 25 years old. All videos are due by 11:59 PM on March 31, 2017.

Main rules:

  • Create a 30-60 second original video about problem gambling. The video MUST include Oregon’s information for free help: 1-877-MY-LIMIT and/or
  • The main theme is “Have the Conversation.” You can use this theme or develop your own theme.
  • Whatever you do, learn some key information about problem gambling to help inform you as to the effects, how to see it in someone you know, high risk groups (for example, youth and college students), etc., to help with your video. Accurate info, not alternative facts, tends to get in the top 3 videos.
  • Keep in mind to try not be to be too extreme (e.g., gambling will kill you or you’ll be flat broke, etc.). Problem gambling is easy to hide.
  • We really appreciate videos having to do with trends in gambling – like fantasy sports, online gambling, etc. Old-school card games don’t typically have too many people addicted.
  • Have FUN. Seriously. No, don’t be too serious– have fun! Really, seriously.

The small print (PLEASE READ!):

  • All entries must be original video and submitted in digital format. See the entry form for acceptable formats.
  • Participants may work together in groups or submit entries as individuals. One video per person/group is eligible for the top 3. (i.e., if you and your friends make a video, only one of those videos can be chosen for the top 3.) The exception is if you’re a minor character in one of the videos.
  • All information presented in the video must be cited, giving credit to the original source. Plagiarism of any kind will result in disqualification.
  • No copyrighted materials (music, images, videos, etc.) may be used for this contest unless you own the copyright or have a license to use the material for this contest. If you want to use logos or screenshots of material, please refer to “fair use” guidelines.  Please do not use any material with the Oregon Lottery logo in your video. Any material that is questionable is subject to disqualification.
  • No professional assistance is allowed. Adults may assist with production but are limited to verbal guidance only. Adults are allowed to be actors but not content contributors.
  • All portions of the online entry form must be completed when you upload your video for it to be eligible. You must submit a signed/completed (if you are under 18 years old, you must also have signed, adult consent).
  • Content must comply with all local and national laws of the country of origin and the United States. Content must not 1) promote illegal behavior; 2) support racial, religious, sexual or other invidious prejudice; 3) advocate sexual or violent exploitation; 4) violate rights established by law or agreement; 5) invade the privacy of any person; or 6) be otherwise inappropriate as determined by Lane County Public Health.
  • The judges’ decision is final. Entries will be judged by content and production value.
  • The only compensation for submitting a video is the opportunity to be awarded a prize if the entry wins. Lane County Public Health will pay filmmakers no additional compensation nor be liable to the filmmaker under any circumstances.
  • Awards will be presented as follows:  
    • 1st Prize: $200 gift card
    • 2nd Prize: $100 gift card
    • 3rd Prize:$50 gift card
  • Ownership of the underlying intellectual property of the project remains with the entrant, with the following exceptions:
    • Entrants grant Lane County Public Health the right to use their names, photographs, statements, quotes, testimonials, and video submissions for advertising, publicity, and promotional purposes without notification or further compensation.
    • Entrants also grant Lane County Public Health the right to use, reproduce, reprint, distribute, perform, and/or display the entrant’s project video without further compensation or notification to the entrant. Videos will be posted on, among other sites,, and
    • Lane County Public Health maintains the right to reproduce, reprint, distribute, perform, display, or exhibit the project for advertising, publicity, and promotional purposes on their website, at conferences, or at any other venues.
  • Entrants agree to be bound by the official contest rules and decisions of the judges.
(These content rules have been adapted with permission from those developed by World of 7 Billion.)

Once you’ve read the rules, enter here! 

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Category: College Gambling, Problem Gambling, Videos, Youth/Teens

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