THE 2B A Rising Star LLC aka "2B Awards" – SUBMISSION AGREEMENT
IMPORTANT: This Submission Agreement is made between You and the 2B A RISING STAR INC. aka (2B Awards), in connection with Your submission video/audio to 2B A Rising Star. You should read and understand the Official Rules before providing any submission video/audio to 2B A Rising Star.
To be eligible to submit your video/audio (“Submission”) for considered in one or more of the categories The 2B A Rising Star offers, you must be a legal U.S. resident, or resident of a country with diplomatic relations with the United States who, at the time of submission is at least eighteen (18) years of age.
If You are under eighteen (18) years of age or are a minor in Your state of residence, You must have Your parent or guardian review and agree to this Submission Agreement and complete a Parent/Guardian Consent Form on your behalf.
BY SUBMITTING YOUR VIDEO/AUDIO, YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU EITHER; (A) ARE OVER THE AGE OF 18 AND NOT A MINOR IN YOUR STATE OF RESIDENCE, AND YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS SUBMISSION AGREEMENT; OR (B) ARE THE PARENT OR GUARDIAN OF A CHILD WHO IS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 OR WHO IS A MINOR IN HIS OR HER STATE OF RESIDENCE AND YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT ON BEHALF OF YOUR CHILD. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS SUBMISSION AGREEMENT, PLEASE DO NOT PROVIDE ANY SUBMISSION VIDEO/AUDIO TO THE 2B RISING STAR.
- OVER THE AGE OF 18 AND NOT A MINOR IN YOUR STATE OF RESIDENCE, AND YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS SUBMISSION AGREEMENT; OR (B) ARE THE PARENT OR GUARDIAN OF A CHILD WHO IS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 OR WHO IS A MINOR IN HIS OR HER STATE OF RESIDENCE AND YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT ON BEHALF OF YOUR CHILD.
- IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS SUBMISSION AGREEMENT, PLEASE DO NOT PROVIDE ANY VIDEO/AUDIO SUBMISSION TO THE “2B AWARDS”.
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a) NO PURCHASE IS REQUIRED INITIALLY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.
b) Submissions may contain a Personal Statement in the Talent Performance video upload. The Personal Statement must not exceed thirty (15) seconds. The Personal Statement shall answer the question, “Why should people vote for you to be the winner of the 2B A Rising Star? The Talent Performance must not exceed the time associated with the affiliate submission levels defined below.
c) Video/Audio must not include mention or performance of any copyrighted media production including but not limited to films, books, television programming.
d) Video/Audio must not contain derogatory references to any Internet or television network talent or sponsors.
e) Video/Audio must not have been previously submitted to another online awards show or casting call, broadcast on a media network, or submitted to any entertainment entity that would conflict with The 2B A Rising Star within the last 30 days nor currently be running congruently with the aforementioned.
f) Video/Audio must not include 3rd party trademarks, logos, insignia, location signage, photographs, or artwork.
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By submitting a Submission Video/Audio, You, acknowledge that there exists the possibility that publicity or favorable exposure may arise from the 2B A Rising Star use of the Submission Video/Audio. You agree to become an affiliate of the 2B A Rising Star Rising Stars Inc. As an affiliate You are allowed a maximum length of video/audio submission for talent and an opportunity to receive promotional assistance through the social media outlets of the 2B A Rising Stars Inc., as follows:
Aspiring Artists Premium Packages:
FREE…. ONE (1) TIME Video Upload of up to two (2) minutes which is available in the Month of your Birthday that includes five (5) Free Votes.
We offer a Promo code to all influencers with a minimum active following of 25 thousand or more. Contact Us for more information on how you can monetize your followers, Your Followers save money and YOU can make money.
$7.95 … SILVER PACKAGE (Regular price …$14.95) Up to FORTY-FIVE SECONDS (.45) for a Video Upload.
We will pay YOU… 65% from the sale of any of your product or merchandise based on your marketed video/audio or other product(s).
$19.95 … GOLD PACKAGE (Regular price…$29.95) Up to TWO (2) minutes for a Video Upload. We will pay YOU… 75% from the sale of any of your product or merchandise based on your marketed video/audio or other product(s).
$25.95 … PLATINUM PACKAGE (Regular price…$49.95) Up to THREE AND A HALF (3.5) minutes for a Video Upload. We will pay YOU… 85% from the sale of any of your product or merchandise based on your marketed video/audio or other product(s).
$7.95 BUILD A FANBASE / BONUS UPGRADE: … We will provide a link to you that will include a list of names from voluntary fans registered in our database which has their names and email address of those who want to join your Fan Base and follow YOU. Permission must be given by that Specific Person in the free Registered 2B A Rising Star database.
$8.95… FEATURE YOUR VIDEO!! BONUS UPGRADE: Upgrade to feature your video and your video will be placed on the HOME PAGE FEATURED SECTION for greater Exposure.
$7.95… SNEAK PEAK YOUR VIDEO!! BONUS UPGRADE: Upload your video 1 month in advance for greater exposure to build your fanbase and let people know that you are competing in the Monthly Talent Search Competition.
1 Vote = .99
5 Votes = $4.95
10 Votes = $9.90
25 Votes = $24.75
3. LICENSE TO SUBMISSION VIDEO/AUDIO:
You will retain ownership of Your Submission Video/Audio; however, You grant to The 2B A Rising Star a world-wide, royalty free, exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, transferable, and fully sub-licensable license, without additional consideration to You or any third party, to: (i) reproduce, distribute, transmit, modify, edit and otherwise use Your Submission Video/Audio, and any materials embodying, incorporating, or derived from Your Submission Video/Audio, in any format or media now known or hereafter developed (including without limitation Internet, cable, satellite, mobile, and wireless media, et al); (ii) use Your Submission Video/Audio for the purpose of promoting The 2B A Rising Star and for any other advertising or promotional purposes (including without limitation merchandising, et al). The 2B A Rising Star shall not be responsible for incorrect or inaccurate Submission information whether caused by Internet users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the video/audio or by any technical or human error or any other intentional, casual, or inadvertent misconduct, which may occur in the processing of the Submission.
All Submission Video/Audio will be deemed to be non-confidential and may be used on a non-restricted basis. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO GRANT THE RIGHTS GRANTED IN THIS SECTION DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE 2B A RISING STAR. You accept total responsibility for your uploaded video.
To the maximum extent permitted by law, You, agree to forever release, discharge, and waive all claims against the 2B A Rising Star from, and covenant not to initiate, file, maintain, or proceed upon any suit, claim, demand, or cause of action against the 2B A Rising Star with respect to any losses that relate in any way to the Submission Video/Audio including without limitation any claim for idea misappropriation. Additionally, You, hereby waive any and all rights that You may have under any laws or statues worldwide that concern “moral rights” in connection with Your Submission Video/Audio.
5. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES:
You represent and warrant that: (i) all information that You provide in connection with The 2B A Rising Star, including without limitation any registration information, is and will remain true, accurate, and complete; (ii) You have the legal right and authority to enter into this Submission Agreement; (iii) You have compiled and will comply with the Official Rules; (iv) You have not submitted and shall not submit Your Submission Video/Audio to any other video site or service, or any other promotion, whether online or otherwise; (v) the Submission Video/Audio is all Your original, sole work; (vi) You solely own, or otherwise have the full right and permission to exploit, all of the rights in, to, and under the Submission Video/Audio and grant the rights and licenses set forth herein that appear in or are otherwise incorporated or embodied in the Submission Video/Audio; (vii) the Submission Video/Audio, and the use thereof by The 2B A Rising Star and their respective designees, do not and shall not infringe upon or violate any patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, or other intellectual property rights or other rights (including without limitation rights of privacy or publicity) of any third party; (viii) the Submission Video/Audio is not confidential and does not contain any confidential information.
You represent and warrant that Your Video/Audio Submission does not contain any material that, in the sole discretion of the “2B A Rising Star”: (i) impersonates any person or entity, or falsely states, or otherwise misrepresents Your affiliation with a person or entity, without such person or entity’s prior written consent; (ii) is false, deceptive, misleading, scandalous, indecent, obscene, pornographic, unlawful, defamatory, libelous, fraudulent, tortuous, threatening, harassing hateful, degrading, or racially or ethnically offensive, or contains nudity, pornographic images, explicit sexual themes, or graphic violence; (iii) encourages conduct that could be considered a criminal offense, could give rise to criminal or civil liability, or could violate any law; (iv) constitutes a virus, worm, Trojan horse, Easter egg, time bomb, spyware, or other computer code, file, or program that is harmful or invasive or is intended to damage or hijack the operation of, or to monitor the use of, the “2B A Rising Star” website; (v) constitutes any advertising, promotional material, or other form of solicitation.
The “2B A Rising Star” reserves the right (but not the obligation), in its sole discretion, to verify, prior to processing the Video/Audio Submission, that all necessary rights, clearances, consents, releases, and/or permissions in or relating to the Video/Audio Submission have been obtained. You agree to cooperate with the “2B A Rising Star” in any verification or inquiries related to the foregoing.
You represent and warrant that Your Submission Video/Audio does not contain any material that, in the sole discretion of the 2B A Rising Star: (i) impersonates any person or entity, or falsely states or otherwise misrepresents Your affiliation with a person or entity, without such person or entity’s prior written consent; (ii) is false, deceptive, misleading, scandalous, indecent, obscene, pornographic, unlawful, defamatory, libelous, fraudulent, tortuous, threatening, harassing hateful, degrading, or racially or ethnically offensive, or contains nudity, pornographic images, explicit sexual themes, or graphic violence; (iii) encourages conduct that could be considered a criminal offense, could give rise to criminal or civil liability, or could violate any law; (iv) constitutes a virus, worm, Trojan horse, Easter egg, time bomb, spyware, or other computer code, file, or program that is harmful or invasive or is intended to damage or hijack the operation of, or to monitor the use of the 2B A Rising Star web site; (v) constitutes any advertising, promotional material, or other form of solicitation.
The 2B A Rising Star reserves the right (but not obligation), in its sole discretion, to verify, prior to processing the Submission Video/Audio, which all necessary rights, clearances, consents, releases and/or permissions in or relating to the Submission Video/Audio has been obtained. You agree to cooperate with the 2B A Rising Star in any verification or inquiries related to the foregoing.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the 2B A Rising Star and the respective employees, officers, directors, shareholders, agents, representatives, vendors, and third party service providers of the foregoing, from and against any and all Losses arising, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, out of or in connection with: (i) any use or other exploitation, or failure or omission to use or otherwise exploit Your Submission Video/Audio; (ii) Your use of or access to, or Your inability to use or access The 2B A Rising Star web site; (iii) any breach by You of any covenant, representation, or warranty set forth in this Submission Video/Audio; or (iv) any claim that Your Submission Video/Audio or any use or exploitation thereof caused damage to or infringed upon or violated the rights of a third party (including without limitation past, present or future infringement, misappropriation, libel, defamation, invasion of privacy or right of publicity or violation of rights related to the foregoing).
7. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: :
To the extent permitted by applicable law in no event will the 2B A Rising Star be responsible or liable for any damages or losses of any kind, including without limitation indirect, incidental, consequential, or punitive damages, arising out of or related to this Submission Agreement or Your Submission Video/Audio.
If any provision of this Submission Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such holding will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other term hereof, and this Submission Agreement will be interpreted and construed as if such term, to the extent such term will have been held to be invalid or unenforceable, had never been contained herein. In addition, if any provision of this Submission Agreement shall for any reason be held to be excessively broad as to duration, geographical scope, activity or subject, it shall be construed by limiting and reducing it, so as to be enforceable to the extent compatible with applicable law.
This Submission Agreement, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by You, but may be transferred or assigned by the 2B A Rising Star without restriction.
10. PRINTED COPY:
At any time upon the 2B A Rising Star request, You, agree to execute a hard copy of this Submission Agreement and/or the Official Rules.
11. DISPUTE RESOLUTION:
In the event of any dispute arising out of or in connection with this Submission Video/Audio, such dispute shall be submitted to arbitration to be administered by the American Arbitration Association. Arbitration shall be held in the county of Broward, state of Florida. The ruling / award of the arbitrator(s) shall be binding, and each party expressly waives any right to a jury.
12. GOVERNING LAW:
This Submission Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida, without regards to its principles of conflicts of law. YOU AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO YOUR SUBMISSION VIDEO/AUDIO OR OTHERWISE RELATED TO THE 2B A RISING STAR MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES, OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION SHALL BE PERMANENTLY BARRED.
13. NO CHARGE BACKS or CASH REFUNDS:
Upon review on a case by case basis we will consider a CREDIT ONLY if a charge back is requested. The sole decision and final word is the 2B A RISING STARS INC.
BY SUBMITTING A VIDEO/AUDIO THE AFFILIATE ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THEY HAVE READ, ARE AWARE, AND AGREE TO ABIDE BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT ENTRANT DOWNLOAD A COPY OF THE AGREEMENT FOR THEIR RECORDS.
The 2B A Rising Star has numerous Strategic Business Relationships with Distinguished Directors, Producers, Talent Agencies, Radio Stations, DJ’s, Ceo’s of Numerous Companies, and many more people relative to all of the 21 Plus Categories in a TEAM effort to HELP YOU SUCCEED!!!
A Special THANK YOU to my Executive Producer Gloria for her Dedication, Support, Loyalty and Vision to Help the 2B A Rising Star become the very best Talent Search endeavor in the history of Awards Shows.
- Convert your video into an acceptable format (See below, for acceptable file formats.)
- Create an account, log in, and click “Upload video.”
- You will be prompted to “Choose File” in one of the supported formats (.flv, .mov, .avi, .wmv, .mpeg4, .mp4, & .mpeg)
- Once you have titled and described your video, click “Upload Video.” Once the uploading has been completed, check your video by going to “My Videos.”
We accept video in a wide range of popular formats, including FLV’s, QuickTime, Windows Media, and RealVideo. File formats include .flv, .mov, .avi, .wmv, .mpeg4, .mp4, & .mpeg.
The fastest way to get your videos into an awards show is to submit each file in MPEG4 format with MP3 audio or MPEG2 format with MP3 audio.
It is important to note that some formats may cause problems due to codec differences and, in certain cases, we may not be able to add your video at all.
- Here are our preferred video specs:
- NTSC, deinterlaced
- Video Codec: MPEG2 or MPEG4 (MPEG4 preferred)
- Video Bitrate: at least 260Kbps (400kbps preferred)
- Audio Codec: MP3
Audio Bitrate: at least 70Kbps (128 Kbps preferred)
You can upload as many videos as you like, with size or length limitations specified in our Video Plans. However, we do require the following: You must be operating on Windows 98SE or higher or, Mac 10.1 or higher. You’ll need a broadband connection to upload the video.
- The video must be in a format we accept. (See above.)
- The video must contain recognizable video content. (Video container files that do not contain video will not be accepted).
- The video metadata must be accurate and relevant to the content you upload. (No spam!)
- The video must be at least 10 seconds long.
There is a “delete” function on the “My Videos” page that can be found under “Actions.” The video will be deleted immediately and permanently from your account.
The "2B A Rising Star" Partial Category Listing And Descriptions
Having Trouble Deciding Which Category to Enter Your Video? Here Is an Easy Guide.
Open to all ages!
Animals – Have a pet that does amazing tricks? This is the category for you!
Art – Are you talented in sculpture, painting, ceramics, body art, graphics? This is your category for the visual arts.
Automotive – Classics, restorations, unique, supercars, if it’s a car, and it’s special, this is your category!
Best Chef – Artistic in the kitchen? Creative, inventive, exciting, show everyone what you’ve got!
Comedy – Are you the next Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Gaffigan or Louis Black? This category is for any comedy routine, stand up, skit, or act. Notice: This category may contain inappropriate content and language not suitable for minors.
Cutest Baby – Cute, funny, heartwarming, This is for parents who think their kids are the greatest!
Dance – Self-explanatory. This category is for all dance routines, including but not limited to modern, jazz, ballet, hip-hop, etc., with one or more participants.
DJ Mixmaster – You know who you are. If you are getting the crowd into your mix, this is your category!
Extreme Sports – These sports are typically thrilling and involve a high(er) level of risk. They often include extremes of physical exertion, speed, height, etc. Have a skateboarding, parasailing, snowboarding, motocross, bicycle trick video, or any other along this line? This is your spot.
Fashion Design – Are you the one that’s going to take the world like Maisie Wileson, Kenneth Ize, Chopova Lowena, Else Hardjopawiro, JB Couture this is yours!
Gymnastics – Any cheer routine, with one or more participants.
Heartwarming – Have a funny video like on Americas Funniest Videos? This is where your material belongs!
Magic – Do you have an amazing ability to perform magic? Are YOU the next David Copperfield, David Blaine, Shin Lim or Dustin Tavella If so, the world wants to see it!
Modeling – Do you have a physical appearance that contributes to brand value? Are you perhaps the next 2B A Rising Star Spokesperson? Upload a video where you explain why you should be our next Spokes-model.
Musical Performance – Two or more people making music with instruments, with or without vocals.
Musical Production – Any marching band routine, high school, college, or any other level.
Performing Art – 2B A Rising Star is all about you. This is what the 2B A Rising Star is about. The world and our Guest Hosts want Y O U !
Photography – Like the rest of the world, we want to see your pictures or videos of the world we live in!
Solo Instrument – One person playing any instrument, with or without vocals.
Sports – Every venue, every competition, anything amazing. This is your category!
Video Games – You are our future. Show us what you are doing, show us your own designs. Let’s go, future Gamer influencers!
Vocals – Solo or group vocals, with or without musical accompaniment.
Web Series Pilot – We want the greatest screenplays ever. We will present to screenwriters and producers who give a green light to projects. this is your category!
The 2B A Rising Star is entitled to disqualify any entry and remove the video from our website if we feel it is inappropriate or in bad taste. We will also not accept any video that is hate-based or shows any type of criminal behavior. The discretion of the 2B A Rising Star is the final say in all cases. Please review the Official Rules.