OFFICIAL RULES: TELL US YOUR STORY CAMPAIGN
1. The Campaign begins at 12:00:00 a.m. Pacific Time on December 22,2012 (the “Start Date”) and
ends at 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Time on March 31, 2013 (the “End Date”).
2. The Campaign is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States of America
or the District of Columbia who are 13years of age or older as of their time of entry.
Employees and agents, including their family (parents, children, siblings, spouse)
and members of their household (whether or not related), of the Global Women’s
Empowerment Network WeVideo, Inc. and each of their subsidiaries, affiliates, parent
companies, distributors, divisions, agencies or of any related entity, including any
consultants, are not eligible to participate in the Campaign.
3. Ineligible participants may still submit a video, but are not eligible for any GWEN
awards that may be given hereunder.
4. The sponsor of the Campaign is the Global Women’s Empowerment Network
(“GWEN”) having an address of 8730 Sunset Blvd., #250. West Hollywood, CA 90069.
HOW TO ENTER
5. Register at gwennetwork.org and upload your Submission via our WeVideo editing
platform. By uploading your video you agree that:
(a) you have read or have had these Official Rules read to you and you are in
agreement with these terms;
(b) you are over the age of 13 at the date of entry. (All Users of the age 13 to 18 must
have permission of an adult who will receive any prizes or remuneration on their behalf);
(c) you warrant that the Submission is an original work and does not infringe any third
party intellectual property right or proprietary right;
(d) you are provided an irrevocable license to GWEN to your Submission, including
all intellectual property rights therein and agree to execute all documents required
to evidence such license (to the extent third-party content is incorporated into the
Submission, you assign all rights, title and interest to such third-party content); and
(e) you grant to GWEN the right and license to use your name, voice, appearance,
image, likeness (including, without limitation, aural likeness and visual likeness) and
biographical data in connection with the Submission.
6. Only one entry per person. Entries not in compliance with these Official Rules
are disqualified. GWEN shall have the absolute right to determine if an entry is in
compliance with these Official Rules without notice to the person attempting to enter.
All entry information and materials, including without limitation the videos submitted,
become the property of GWEN and will not be returned.
7. GWEN may select certain videos submitted for special recognition and which may be
included in a GWEN docu-series.
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which are final on all matters pertaining to Campaign. The Campaign is governed by
the laws of the state of California. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.
Entrants grant to GWEN and its respective advertising, promotional or judging agencies
the right to use their name, state and submission online and in print in any other media
in connection with the Campaign once their eligible entry has been selected without
additional compensation unless prohibited by law. Acceptance of a prize constitutes
permission for GWEN to use winner’s name, likeness, hometown and biographical
information for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation
unless prohibited by law.
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agrees to abide by these Official Rules and that he or she is not prohibited from
participating in the Campaign. Participants agree to release and hold harmless GWEN,
and their affiliates, subsidiaries, directors, officers, employees and its advertising,
promotional and judging agencies from any and all liability or any injuries, loss or
damage of any kind arising from or in connection with this Campaign or any prize won,
including without limitation, personal injury, death, property damage, or claims based on
publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy. GWEN, participating prize partners,
any telephone network, service providers and Campaign on-line are not responsible
for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, incorrect
or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human error, technical
malfunctions, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect,
line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software, inability to access
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or misdirected entries. Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void.
10. If any provision of these Official Rules is determined to be invalid or otherwise
unenforceable, these Official Rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms
as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein. All claims relating
to the Campaign must be brought in the federal or state courts located in Los Angeles,
California, which shall have exclusive jurisdiction and venue over such claims.
As I edit a video that I filmed in New York on December 10, 2012 (International Human Rights Day) I weep at the continual chain of morbid news that keeps coming through the media.
The storyline in my latest video traces back to the 1994 genocide in Rwanda and, in the wake of the most recent mass killing at the elementary school last week, I’m devastated that human life continues to be so disrespected.
As the news continues to reveal more heartbreaking details each day, I fight between keeping an open heart and remaining compassionate, or completely shutting down, immobilized by the enormity of the tragedy and the sadness.
What is in the minds of these mass murderers? Whether in the villages of developing countries like Rwanda, Congo, Sudan; or the sleepy bedroomcommunities in the United States of America the brutality is the same as I’m reminded by Rwandan Marie Claudine Mukamabano, the subject of my video.
Marie Claudine and I spent a chilly, damp day with walking through Columbus Circle and Central Park as she told me her inspiring story of surviving beyond abuse and death. After living through the genocide, this strong-willed beauty eventually made her way to New York where she runs her organization Why Do I Exist?.supporting education for orphans through
the donation of pencils and tennis shoes.
Marie Claudine explained the killings started when she was only 14 years old when she witnessed the deaths of many of her family members. She said she remembers bodies falling to the ground all around her, as she dodged bullets and machetes, while being led through the death-covered streets. As I listened, I couldn’t imagine what she must have felt, as I also can’t imagine what those innocent children felt when a gunman rampaged their school last Friday. How do they survive the details of these disasters?
How do their young psyches recover?
From an overarching perspective, changes are needed in our legal and mental health systems but those are colossal endeavors that will take time. However, when approaching from an individual standpoint, we are each more nimble and, as a collective group, can make more of an immediate impact — but how?
We at GWEN have a suggestion. Inspire and inform others by sharing your own story of personal challenge to triumph in our “Tell Us Your Story” campaign. Ask yourself what stops you from fully living your purpose and passion. Are you awake and engaged in life, or are you letting past stories run your life? What story (or stories) can you reveal… so that you can heal
and inspire others to heal?
In the coming months within the KITCHEN CACCIATORE blogs, I will be sharing “recipes” that have to do with healthy living for the mind, body and soul. This month is about you! It is about closing down 2012 in a healthy way and to take today, December 21st, 2012 (the re-birth day) and to begin again. Release your sorrows and find the recipe for forgiveness. I’m here for you!!
REVEAL TO HEAL!!
By TESS CACCIATORE.