Official Rules

The Eurovirus contest was created to encourage and inspire households, families and individuals all around the world to use their time in isolation in a positive way, to take some of the focus off the hardships and sadness that have affected us as a global community, to be creative, and above all to have fun. There are no prizes (as of the time of writing) aside from the rewards of making music and enjoying the music of others. We hope people will enter and participate in that spirit.

By entering, voting or otherwise participating in this contest, you agree to these Official Rules. If you do not agree, you should not participate.

Entry

Entry is free and open to anyone, subject to these Official Rules. Children who are under 18 years of age should not enter without the permission of their parent or legal guardian.

Entry requires you to perform, produce and submit a music video. Your video must be:

  1. performed and recorded from your place of residence (as the contest aims to encourage responsible social distancing during the world-wide coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic)
  2. family-friendly—that is, it should be appropriate for viewing by people of all ages, and adhere to broadly accepted community standards
  3. under three minutes in duration.

The interpretation and enforcement of these criteria are at the sole discretion of the contest organisers. Your video must also comply with the Community Guidelines of the service that hosts your video. Refer to the relevant guidelines:

We (the contest organisers) may contact you if necessary, to let you know how you could modify your entry to comply with these criteria and guidelines. We reserve the right to disqualify or reject any entrant or entry that, in our judgement, does not meet the entry criteria.

You must hold all necessary rights (e.g. copyrights) to all elements in your video. You cannot perform or use music that was written or recorded by someone else unless you have permission from the copyright owners and/or a license that grants you this permission. By submitting your video to this contest, you are declaring that it does not infringe on anyone else’s rights. You agree that we shall receive your entry in good faith, and that it is not our responsibility to check that your entry complies with copyright law. Nonetheless, we reserve the right to disqualify or reject any entrant or entry that we have reason to believe may be in breach of these rules.

Entries are submitted via the entry form at https://eurovirus.tv/enter/. To submit your video, you will first need to:

  1. Upload your music video to your YouTube, Vimeo or Instagram account. (If you don’t have an account with any of these services, you will need to create one.)
  2. Copy the share link for your uploaded video. (The share link is usually found by clicking the ‘Share’ button beneath the video.)
  3. Paste the link into the entry form at https://eurovirus.tv/enter/.

We do not claim ownership of your content, but by submitting content, you grant us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable, sub-licensable, worldwide license to host, use, display, distribute, or reproduce your content in connection with this contest—including posting a copy of your video on any of our social-media channels. You also agree that we may, at our discretion, create derivative works of your content (such as a highlight reel for example).

The closing date for entries is 12 July 2020.

Voting

This is a contest of skill. Chance plays no part in determining a winner.

All entries are subject to public voting via the eurovirus.tv website. Each voter is entitled to submit one vote per entry, per day. The closing date for voting has not yet been announced.

If we receive enough entries, we may decide to introduce additional rounds of voting to choose a winner from a selection of finalists. This may be a combination of voting by public and jury.

There are no prizes (as of the time of writing). If we receive enough entries we may, at our sole discretion, seek sponsorship for the provision of prizes. The contest organisers and their families are permitted to submit entries to the contest, but will not be eligible to win a prize, should prizes be awarded at a later date.

Disclaimer

Eurovirus.tv does not guarantee that this site, or any related content, services, software or communication, will be free from errors or interruption of service. These are provided on an ‘as-is’ basis, and you agree that your use of these is at your sole risk and discretion. If you are dissatisfied with this site or its contents, your sole remedy is to stop using it.

The contest organisers (eurovirus.tv) bear no legal liability, expressed or implied, regarding content submitted to this contest, and shall be held harmless in the event that an entrant has not fully complied with the rules.

Agreements

Participation in this contest is solely governed by these Official Rules and our Privacy Policy (which provides information on how we collect, store and use your data and personal information). No other content or communication should be construed to alter these agreements. All entrants, voters and participants agree to accept the decisions of the contest organisers (eurovirus.tv), which are final and binding in all matters related to the contest.

Last updated 16 June 2020