- Each video must be 30 to 90 seconds in length and answer one of the questions above. Videos outside of this length requirement window will not be accepted.
- Videos must be submitted within the time frame listed below.
- Avoid language that is profane, violent, sexual, harassing, or that personally attacks or targets a person, group, or organization.
- Use the USA.gov logo in your video. (Will provide link to high res. logo people can use) Use of the USA.gov logo, or any General Services Administration (GSA) trademark, is limited to your contest video. You may not use the logo or other trademark for any other purpose or in any other context without the express written permission of GSA.
- Avoid violating copyright laws or using brand names or logos other than USA.gov’s in your video. You agree to indemnify the U.S. Government and GSA 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.
- Your video may not contain any endorsement, solicitation, commercial, or similar content advocating for or against candidates for office, political issues, services, or products. Your video must be original content for this contest. Do not submit a video that has been submitted elsewhere.
- The video must be submitted through Challenge.gov and comply with the Challenge.gov terms.
- Videos must end with the message, “Get more information to answer your government questions at USA.gov.” This can be spoken or printed on a closing slide.
- Winners will be required to submit a transcript of their video.
By entering the contest, you grant GSA a perpetual, royalty-free license to use your video, in any media, for standard government-related and other non-commercial purposes. You grant GSA permission to edit, modify, format, or adapt your video for GSA's purposes at GSA's sole discretion. Except for the $1,000 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 GSA or GSA'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 GSA delete your video from its competition prior to the announcement of the winner on or about November 9, 2011. There is no limit on the number of videos someone may submit. GSA reserves the right to not select a winner in any category if no videos meet the entry requirements or are deemed inadequate by the judges based on the judging criteria listed above.
To be eligible you must be a citizen of the United States, Puerto Rico, or a U.S. territory. Employees of GSA, their relatives, and GSA contractors are not eligible to enter the contest. Any video created by Federal employees while on Federal time are considered works of the U.S. Government and are not eligible to win the cash prize. Federal employees outside GSA can submit videos created outside of work hours and be eligible for the prize.