Woman with Video CameraWe’re excited to announce a video contest to gather videos that we may utilize for the ISPI website and for sharing your thoughts on ISPI and our professional conferences. Share your views on the value of ISPI membership and THE Performance Improvement Conference with a short video clip titled: “This is ISPI!” Prizes include a recorded SkillCast Webinar or a one-year ISPI membership! All you need is a digital video camera and up to 99 seconds to speak passionately about the value of the ISPI conference. For example you might create a video that completes any of the following sentences:

  • My most valuable or memorable conference experience in previous years was…
  • The reason I wouldn’t miss THE Performance Improvement conference is…
  • If I only have 99 seconds to explain to someone what HPT is, I would say…
  • What I love about the conference each year is…
  • Here’s what I apply back on the job that made a difference…and I learned it all at the conference!
  • The conference networking is invaluable because…
  • 99 seconds to “sell my boss, my spouse, my partner, my kid, my pet” on going to the conference, I would say…

Video Submission Instructions
You are encouraged to upload your 99 second video to YouTube or other video sharing website. Follow the site’s instructions to create a free account if you do not have one. Any technical questions should be directed to the site itself (e.g., YouTube).

Copy and paste the URL link where your video is posted on the ISPI video submission form and email to the conference committee members at the following addresses.

David Henry at David.T.Henry@uscg.mil
Glenda Feldt at Glenda.D.Feldt@uscg.mil
Mark Boccia at Mark.Boccia@marriott.com
Elaine Steiner at Elanie.Steiner@chanelusa.com

Video Requirements

  1. Video up to 99 seconds in length.
  2. Your video may not contain any endorsement, solicitation, commercial, or similar content advocating for commercial products or consulting services.
  3. Your video must be original content for THE Performance Improvement Conference 2011. Do not submit a video that has been submitted elsewhere.
  4. Avoid violating copyright laws or using brand names or logos. By submitting your video for this contest you agree to indemnify the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) for any claim, demand, judgment, or other allegation arising from your possible violation of someone’s trademark, copyright, or other legally protected interest in any way in your video. All contest submitters agree not to make any commercial use of those portions of their submissions without prior written approval from ISPI.
  5. Obtain release forms for anyone else featured in your video besides yourself. You must provide ISPI with the forms if requested.
  6. Be able to provide ISPI with an original video file if you win.
  7. Videos that are submitted without an entry form will not be judged.
  8. There is no limit on the number of videos someone may submit.

By entering the contest, you grant ISPI a perpetual, royalty-free license to use your video, in any media, for standard ISPI conference-related and other non-commercial ISPI purposes. You grant ISPI permission to edit, modify, format, or adapt your video for any ISPI marketing or promotional use. Except for the prizes awarded to the winners of the video contest, no other compensation in any manner will be paid to any entrant of the video contest for the submission to ISPI or ISPI’s future use of the video in any manner. If you want to remove your video from the competition, you may do so by requesting ISPI delete your video from its competition prior to the announcement of the winners in the March 2011 PerformanceXpress. Employees of ISPI, their relatives, and ISPI contractors are not eligible to enter the contest.

Winner Selection
The contest closes on April 1, 2011 at 11:59pm, EST. Videos will be reviewed for accuracy of information and that videos are compliant with the requirements of the contest. Videos that do not comply will be disqualified. Videos will be reviewed by a panel of reviewers from ISPI. Provided the video’s message, accuracy, appropriateness of theme, creativity, and entertainment value promote ISPI and its professional conferences, up to six (6) winners will be selected at random and notified by email on or about April 6, 2011.

  • Three (3) winners seected at random are eligible to receive access to pre-recorded SkillCast webinars (a $79 value to ISPI members / $109 to non-ISPI members).
  • Three (3) winners selected at random are eligible to receive a one-year annual ISPI membership ($165 value).

All winning videos will be:

  • Posted on ISPI’s website
  • Featured at THE Performance Improvement Conference 2011
  • Utilized for 2011 both pre- and post-conference AND 2012 pre-conference marketing purposes.

The personal information you submit on the entry form will only be used to contact you in the event you win the contest or if there is a question or issue regarding your video or its content. We will not disclose, give, sell, or transfer any personal information about you, unless required for law enforcement or by statute submitted for this contest. As your video will be made available to the public, you should not include personal information about yourself or anyone else. All information collected on the entry form will be deleted at the conclusion of the contest.

Video Submission Instructions
Participants are encouraged to upload their 99 second video to YouTube or other video sharing website. Follow the site’s instructions to create a free account if you do not have one. Any technical questions should be directed to the site itself (e.g., YouTube).