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Think you’ve got a game-changing idea, but just not had the platform to express it?

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 Campaign is launching a contest to find the best new revolutionary idea – and the winner will be our esteemed guest at the prestigious Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, taking place June 2015 in the sunny south of France.

The creative brief is simple: If you had the floor at Cannes, what industry-changing idea would you share?

You can answer the brief via email in words, images, video or audio.

The five highest scoring entries will be published on Campaign US. To enter, follow these two simple steps:

  1. Log in or register via the form below .
  2. Send your submission to .

The person submitting the highest scoring entry will be the winner, win a trip to Cannes, and the opportunity to share his or her trip through a series of blog posts on the site.

All entries must be received by Thursday   April 30, 2015 at noon EST.  The winner will be notified at the end of May 2015.

Campaign U.S. at Cannes Contest


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Winners will be chosen by judges based on the stated criteria. This is not a game of chance.

ELIGIBILITY : To enter or win the Campaign U.S. at Cannes Contest (the “Contest”), you must be a legal U.S. resident 21 years of age or older and must physically reside in the 50 United States (includes DC). Employees of Haymarket Media Group (“Sponsor”), its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, parent companies, sales representatives, agencies, dealers, retailers, wholesalers, distributors, and promotional and other vendor agencies involved in the promotion, and the immediate family (parent, spouse, sibling, child, grandparent, grandchild) and household members of all such employees, are NOT eligible. Contest is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

HOW TO ENTER: Visit between [start time] [a.m./p.m.] Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) on [month, day], 2015 and 12:00 p.m. EST on April 30, 2015 (“Promotion Period”). Click on the “Contest” tab. Enter the requested information, including your contact information. Then, upload and submit your response (“Entry”) to the following question: “If you had the floor at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, [A1] what industry-changing idea would you share?” (For additional information on the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, go to: ). Your Entry may consist of words (written or audio), images, and/or video. All Entries must be submitted in one (or more) of the formats listed below in Entry Criteria and must conform to all other requirements identified in Entry Criteria and these Official Rules. All Entries must be received by 12:00 p.m. EST April 30, 2015; late Entries will be disqualified . Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, corrupted, or misdirected entries. There is no limit on the number of unique Entries submitted per person/e-mail address/authorized e-mail account holder ; however, all Entries must abide by these Official Rules, and each submission must be unique and must not be duplicative of or similar to any other Entry you have submitted. The information you provide will be used consistent with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy. Entries become property of Sponsor and will not be returned.

ENTRY CRITERIA . All Entries must be submitted in one (or more) of the following file formats: *.doc, *.docx, *.dotm, *.pdf, *.ppt, *.pptx, *pptm, *.jpeg, *.tiff., [insert additional file formats [A2] , including any acceptable audio and video file formats]. All Entries must be submitted in English. Written submissions must not exceed [e.g., 500] words; PowerPoint/graphic submissions may not exceed [e.g., 3] slides/pages; and video and/or audio recordings must not exceed [e.g., 2] minutes. An Entry may consist of up to three file formats, but each file format must be unique ( i.e. , no more than one written file, no more than one PowerPoint/graphics file, and no more than one audio/video file). Each file uploaded as part of an Entry (regardless of file format) must be less than [indicate acceptable file size [A3] supported by your system, e.g., 500 MB, 1 GB].

Entry must be entrant’s original creation and may not include copyrighted, trademarked, patented, or previously published material. Entry requiring license or usage rights from any third party is not eligible. Entry may not include any trademarked or copyrighted brand names/logos. Entry cannot defame or invade the rights or privacy of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any third party’s personal, proprietary, or intellectual rights. Entry cannot contain illegal or unlawful material, and must not promote bigotry, racism, harm, or discrimination. Entry must be consistent with Sponsor’s reputation in the marketplace and must be suitable for audiences of all ages. Entries which, in Sponsor’s or judges’ sole discretion, contain any type of vulgarity or objectionable content will be disqualified. Entries that do not meet these stated criteria, or entries that (in Sponsor’s or judges’ sole discretion) may technically meet the stated criteria but do not reflect the intent and the spirit of the Contest, are not eligible.

Entry constitutes entrant’s certification that s/he is the owner of the entry and is able and authorized to submit it.

By submitting entry, entrant agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor and its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, sales representatives, agencies, retailers, wholesalers, distributors, and promotional and other vendor agencies involved in this Contest from any and all claims, damages, expenses, costs (including reasonable attorney fees) and liabilities (including settlements), resulting from or relating to entrant’s submission, or any information supplied or represented to Sponsor by entrant.


One (1) Grand Prize: One (1) Grand Prize will be awarded in total. The winner of the Prize will receive the following:

(A) One (1) ____ [A4] pass for winner to attend the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity on June __, 2015 to June __, 2015. For additional terms and restrictions regarding the _____ pass, please see [INSERT URL]. (ARV: $_____.)

(B) Roundtrip coach airfare from a major domestic airport near winner’s place of residence in the United States to [city], France, departing on [month, day, 2015] and returning on [month, day, 2015], plus four (4) nights hotel accommodations. (The ARV for the travel and accommodations is $_____). See Travel Component Prize Details for further information.

(C) $250 in a commercial check. (ARV: $250).

The total ARV for the Prize is: $____.

Travel Component Prize Details. Sponsor will provide winner roundtrip airfare to [City], France from the major domestic airport nearest winner’s residence in the United States, as well as hotel accommodations in France for four (4) nights ( one standard occupancy room; excludes meals, room service, or other incidentals ). Winner must possess and is solely responsible for obtaining any necessary valid travel documents (e.g., passport, valid government-issued photo ID) in order to travel. Trip must be taken on specified dates and times or prize may be forfeited at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor will determine airport, airline, flight itineraries, and hotel accommodations in its sole discretion. No refund or compensation will be made in the event of the cancellation or delay of the flight. No refunds or credit for changes are allowed. All other expenses and costs not expressly listed above, including but not limited to meal expenses, room service, federal, state, and local taxes, tips, entertainment, transfers, and transportation to and from winner’s home residence, are the winner’s sole responsibility. Travel restrictions may apply. The actual value of the Prize is expected to vary based on the point of origination, airfare fluctuations, and hotel pricing. If the actual value of the travel portion is less than stated, the difference will not be awarded in cash, and no such claim will be honored.

Additional Prize Details . Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. Taxes on prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. Affidavit of eligibility (including SSN), prize acceptance form, tax information, assignment of rights, personal services agreement, publicity release, and/or mutually acceptable liability releases may be required where not prohibited. Any and all guarantees and warranties for merchandise prizes are subject to the manufacturer’s and/or service providers terms and conditions, and winner agrees to look solely to such manufacturers and/or service providers for any warranty or guarantee claim. Prizes are non-transferable except in the sole discretion of the Sponsor. No substitution or cash equivalent is allowed. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prizes of the same approximate retail value. For prizes $600 or more in value to an individual winner in a calendar year, winner’s social security number or taxpayer i.d. will be required in order to issue a Form 1099-MISC showing prize ARV as income to winner. Prize consists only of items specifically listed as part of the prize. All costs and expenses not specified herein, related to any prize, including but not limited to delivery, installation, service activation fees, and other expenses incurred by accepting the prize, are the sole responsibility of the winner.

SELECTION OF THE WINNERS: Entry closes at 12:00 p.m. EST April 30, 2015. Judging will be conducted by a third-party independent agency and/or designated Sponsor representatives, at the direction of Sponsor. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received and the quality of the entries received. Entries will be evaluated on a 100-point scale as follows:

· [Insert Judging Criteria and weight of each factor. Describe factors that judges would evaluate. Below is an example to show form – but use whatever criteria is relevant.]

  • Originality : Entry is an original idea and/or presents a wholly independent and different perspective – 30%;
  • Creativity : Entry is creative in its presentation as well as in its content – 40%;
  • Organization and Structure : The Entry conveys the novel idea in a well-organized and understandable fashion – 20%; and
  • Meets Entry Criteria : Entry abides by the Official Rules and all entry criteria discussed herein.

All judges’ decisions are final and binding on all Entries. In the event of ties affecting winner selection, the judges will revisit the tied entries and select as winner the entry that [insert the method that tie breakers will be determined; must not be based on chance; e.g., entry that had the highest score in one particular category].

Potential winner will be notified on or about May 30, 2015, by phone, email, or regular mail, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, using the information provided on the Entry form. The potential winner will be required to respond within fourteen (14) days of notification, or the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be chosen. Affidavit of eligibility (including SSN), prize acceptance form, tax information, assignment of rights, background check, publicity release, and/or mutually acceptable liability releases may be required and, if so, must be returned within the reasonable specified time or Prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner chosen.

ASSIGNMENT OF RIGHTS: As a condition of prize acceptance, entrant assigns all right, title, and interest in Entry submission to Sponsor, which will have the perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, fully sub-licensable, and transferable worldwide right and permission to use, reproduce, edit, modify and exhibit, create derivative works of, transmit, distribute, and display the Entry, in any and all media formats, whether now known or hereafter developed; likewise, entrant will have no right of approval, review, or modification as to the future use, modification, display of entrant’s Entry. Entrants shall have no right of compensation from, credit or attribution or approval over any use of the Entry by Sponsor. Sponsor has the right but not the obligation to post any submission for worldwide viewing on the Internet.

Winning entrant further agrees that, as a condition of any prize award, all rights, title, and interest in his or her entry will be transferred exclusively to Sponsor, and agrees to execute any additional written authorization, assignment or other papers requested by the Sponsor in connection with the transfer and assignment of rights to his/her entry submission, and any such written papers requested will be required as a condition of obtaining prize, or another winner will be selected.

PUBLICITY RELEASE. Except where prohibited, acceptance of a prize constitutes winner’s consent that his or her name, likeness, voice and/or biographical data may be used for advertising and promotional purposes, without limitation and without additional notice, compensation, or consent.

RELEASE: By entering, entrant agrees to accept and abide by the rules of this Contest and agrees that any dispute with regard to the conduct of this Contest, rule interpretation, or award of prize shall be submitted to Sponsor, whose decision shall be binding and final. By participating, entrant agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor, participating dealers and retailers, affiliates, sales representatives, distributors and promotional and other vendor agencies, their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, service agencies, independent contractors, and the officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives of any of the above organizations from any injury, loss or damage to person, including death, or property due in-whole or in-part, directly or indirectly, to the acceptance or use/misuse of a prize, participation in any Contest-related activity, or participation in the Contest.

Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of this offer, administration of the Contest or in the announcement of prizes, including erroneous appearance of qualification for a prize, and under no circumstances will more than the stated number of prizes be awarded. If for any reason Sponsor is prevented from continuing with this Contest, or the integrity and/or feasibility of the Contest is severely undermined by any event including but not limited to fire, flood, epidemic, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, war (declared or undeclared), terrorist threat or activity, or any federal, state or local government law, order or regulation, order of any court or jurisdiction, Sponsor shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to abbreviate, modify, suspend, cancel or terminate the Contest without further obligation. If Sponsor in its discretion elects to so abbreviate the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right, but not the obligation, to award the prize from among all eligible entries received to date. All entries are the property of Sponsor and are not returnable.

This Contest is intended for viewing in the United States and shall be construed and evaluated only according to United States law. Do not enter this Contest if you are not located in the United States. The use of any automated devices in connection with this Contest is prohibited. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for computer system, hardware, software or program malfunctions or other errors, failures, delayed computer transactions or network connections, whether human, technical or otherwise in nature. WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY COMPUTERIZED SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGE FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend this Contest should virus, bugs or other causes beyond its control corrupt the administration, security or proper play of this Contest. Sponsor is not responsible for any injury or damage to any person’s computer or related equipment resulting from or relating to participation in this Contest or downloading any material related to this Contest. Entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. In the event of a dispute, the potential winner may be required to provide proof that he or she is the authorized holder of the identified e-mail account.

DISPUTES/CHOICE OF LAW: Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by state or federal courts situated in [City, State], (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event attorneys' fees; and (3) no punitive, incidental, special, consequential or other damages, including without limitation, lost profits, may be awarded (collectively, “ Special Damages ”), and (4) entrant hereby waives all rights to claim Special Damages and all rights to have such damages multiplied or increased. [Insert State] law, without reference to choice of law rules, governs the Contest and all aspects related thereto.

PRIVACY: Personally identifiable information that is submitted by entrants as part of this Contest will be used to administer the Contest, select prize winner and fulfill prize, and will be treated in accordance with Sponsor’s privacy policy accessible at [INSERT URL].

WINNERS LIST: For names of winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by 8/31/2015 to: Campaign US at Cannes Contest — Winner’s List, c/o Haymarket Media Group, [insert street address], [city], [state] [zip code]. Winners’ list to be available after 6/15/2015.

Sponsored by Haymarket Media Group, [insert street address], [city], [state] [zip code].

SHORT FORM DISCLOSURE (to include on advertisements):

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY; void where prohibited. Not a game of chance. Begins __:__ a.m. ET on __/__/15 and ends at 12:00 p.m. ET on 4/30/15. Open to legal U.S. residents (includes D.C.); 21+ at time of entry. Subject to Official Rules at [insert URL]. Sponsored by Haymarket Media Group, [insert street address], [city], [state] [zip code].

[A1] Do you have permission to use and/or have a sponsorship agreement with Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity?

[A2] The submission format needs to be clearly stated in the Rules to avoid administration issues. For example, you do not want an entrant submitting in a format which you do not support or which you will be required to purchase a software license in order to view.

In addition, Entries should not be accepted using “social media tools” or be posted by entrants on social media outlets. Each social platform has its own set of rules that would need to be followed, and you should have the ability to review/screen entries beforehand to avoid potential IP, privacy, or marketing issues.

[A3] It will be very important to make sure that your system is capable of handling the file format and file size of submissions. Video files can be very large, so appropriate size parameters should be in place. It would be very problematic is someone spent considerable time and effort putting together a video submission (or any other type of submission) only to have the system unable to accept the entry for technical reasons.

[A4] Insert the type of pass the winners will receive. According to the Cannes Festival website, there are several different types of passes ( ) . This should be clear in the rules. If there are any other restrictions, limits, or other details related to the pass (i.e., dates of use), it should be included in the rules.


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