We require all applicants to sign a media release form so that we can effectively spread word of the Holman Prize in the press.
For good and valuable consideration, the receipt of and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, I do hereby agree as follows:
1. USE OF NAME AND LIKENESS. I hereby grant to LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired and its affiliates and assigns (“Lighthouse”) the perpetual irrevocable license, permission, and right to copy, display, publish, distribute, and otherwise use, in whole or in part, in perpetuity my name, likeness, photographic images, voice, as well as the video(s) I have created and submitted to Lighthouse (collectively, “Materials”) in any manner and in any media, throughout the world, at any time, for the purpose of advertising and publicizing the Lighthouse mission.
2. RIGHT TO CONTRACT. I am at least the age of majority in my state and have the right and the ability to enter into this agreement.
3. RELEASE OF LIABILITY. I shall not hold Lighthouse responsible for any liability resulting from the lawful use of my Materials in accordance with the terms of this agreement.
4. NO OBLIGATION. I understand that Lighthouse has the right, but not the obligation to use my Materials.
5. NO CONFLICTS. I acknowledge that this agreement does not in any way conflict with any existing commitment I have with a third party.
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Before you click that big submit button, however, we’d like you to take a minute to get a sense of what will happen next with your application.
First, a team of LightHouse employees will make sure that you’ve submitted both your application and your video pitch. Just a friendly reminder: your video must not be longer than 90 seconds!
Then we will make a big bowl of popcorn and start watching all the videos! Everyone who submits an application that meets all of the qualifying criteria will be accepted as a Holman Prize candidate; their video will be posted on the Holman candidate YouTube playlist and they'll get their own blog post on the Holman Prize website. On the blog, we will identify you by your full name, location and share a couple of sentences about your project.
Don’t worry if you don’t see your blog post right away – it will take roughly a week from the time you submit your application for your post to appear.
The qualifying video with the most YouTube “likes” will automatically win as a spot in the final round of the competition as the People’s Choice Finalist, so be sure to share it with your friends and family!
In March, we will have read and watched all of the applications and will be announcing, via email and press release, our semifinalists for the Holman Prize.
Later in the spring, a select group of finalists will be invited to complete a final phone interview. Prizewinners will be chosen by a group of accomplished blind people from around the world; winners will be announced in July 2018.
OK, what do I do if I’m chosen as a semifinalist?
Every semifinalist will be required to submit a project proposal, budget, applicable references, proof of blindness and a high resolution photo of themselves.
Roughly fifteen semifinalists will become finalists for the Holman Prize, who will be judged by a panel of accomplished blind people from across the world. Semifinalists will be notified later in the spring for a final round of interviews, and the winners will be announced in July 2019.
One last thing...
Don’t forget that one of our finalist spots will be automatically awarded to whichever candidate has the video with the most “likes” on YouTube, so be sure to share your videos with friends and family! If you submit a video uploaded before January 15, 2020, however, you will not be eligible for this honor.
Thank you for taking the time to apply to the Holman Prize. We can’t wait to learn more about you.
If you have any further questions, visit our FAQ page or please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.