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  • Cricket Smart Decision Video Contest

    Cricket Smart Decision Video Contest


    Submit a 1 minute video telling us what the smartest decision you ever made was and why.
    Record and post your video response to the YouTube contest video by clicking inside the comment box and selecting “attach a video” link.
    Then, email us your name, address, phone number, date of birth and YouTube account name to
    Good Luck!




    Contest may only be entered in or from an area where Cricket Wireless is currently sold, which includes AR, AZ, CA, CO, DC, DE, GA, ID, IL, KS, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NC, NE, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI. To see a list of these locations please click HERE. Entries originating from any other jurisdiction are not eligible for entry. This Contest is governed exclusively by the laws of the United States. You are not authorized to participate in the Contest if you are located outside of AR, AZ, CA, CO, DC, DE, GA, ID, IL, KS, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NC, NE, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI.

    1. How to Enter. To enter the Contest, first create an account on (or use your existing YouTube account if you have one), shoot your video, visit the CricketNation YouTube channel (, review the official rules, watch CricketNation’s contest announcement video, and post your video as a response to the Contest announcement video (Directions found Here). The video should be no more than 90 seconds in length and must be in English or Spanish. The video should tell (i) the story of the smartest decision you’ve ever made in your life and why it was the smartest one; and (ii) why a Cricket Smartphone would make your life easier. Acceptable formats can be found here. Then email your Youtube account name, full legal name address, phone number, date of birth and email address to All entry information and video submissions shall be collectively referred to herein as the “Video Submissions” or each as a “Video Submission.” Cricket Wireless reserves the right to cancel or modify this Contest in the event an insufficient number of entries are received that meet the minimum judging criteria. Cricket Wireless reserves the right, in their sole and absolute discretion, to disqualify any Video Submissions that are inappropriate for any reason, including without limitation, for depicting or mentioning sex, violence, drugs, alcohol and/or inappropriate language.

    By entering, each entrant warrants and represents the following with respect to their Video Submission: (a) entrant is the sole and exclusive owner of the Video Submission; (b) the Video Submission is entrant’s own creation; (c) the Video Submission will not infringe on any rights of any third parties; and (d) the Video Submission exclusively features the entrant and no other person. ENTRANTS HEREBY AGREE THAT BY ENTERTING THE CONTEST, EACH ENTRANT GRANTS SPONSOR PERMISSION TO POST HIS/HER VIDEO SUBMISSION ON ALL SPONSOR SITES (INCLUDING SPONSOR’S WEB SITES AND PAGES ON SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES SUCH AS YOUTUBE, FACEBOOK AND TWITTER).

    All entrants must have a valid email address. Limit one (1) entry per person. No automated entry devices and/or programs permitted. All entries, including Video Submissions, become the sole and exclusive property of the Cricket Wireless and receipt of entries will not be acknowledged or returned. Cricket Wireless is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, stolen, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, postage-due, misdirected, technically corrupted or garbled entries, which will be disqualified, or for problems of any kind whether mechanical, human or electronic. Only fully completed entry forms are eligible. Proof of submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Cricket Wireless.

    2. Start/End Dates. Contest begins at 12:00:01 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on October 11, 2010 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on November 14, 2010.

    3. Eligibility. Participation open only to legal residents of the geographic areas where Cricket Wireless is currently sold (which includes specific cities in the following states: AR, AZ, CA, CO, DC, DE, GA, ID, IL, KS, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NC, NE, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI) and who are also 18 or older as of date of entry. Void in areas where Cricket Wireless is not currently available and where prohibited, taxed or restricted by law. To see an exact list of the locations where Cricket Wireless is currently sold please click HERE. Employees, officers and directors of Cricket Wireless and its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, dealers, advertising and promotion agencies, manufacturers or distributors of Contest materials and their immediate families (parents, children, siblings, spouse) or members of the same household (whether related or not) of such employees/officers/directors are not eligible to enter. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.

    4. Judging/Judging Criteria. Between 12:00:01 AM ET on November 15, 2010 and 11:59:59 PM ET on November 21, 2010 (“Public Voting Period”), winners will be selected by the public based on the following equally-weighted judging criteria (“Public Voting Criteria”): (i) Enthusiasm for Cricket Wireless and (ii) Persuasiveness as to why their decision was the smartest and how a Cricket smartphone would make his/her life easier. To vote for a Video Submission, you must vote “Thumbs Up” based on the Public Voting Criteria. Upon review by the Sponsor, the Video Submissions with the highest number of “Thumbs Up” votes will be deemed Grand Prize Winner and the next highest will be deemed Runner-up Prize Winners. In the event of a tie, Sponsor will re-judge the Video Submissions based on the Public Voting Criteria. At the end of the Public Voting Period, only valid votes received by Sponsor will be counted and recorded. Limit one (1) vote per person/per Video Submission throughout Public Voting Period. The use of robotic or automatic devices for voting is prohibited and Sponsor reserves the right to nullify any and all such votes and to disqualify from voting the responsible individual. Only “Thumbs up - Like” votes will be used to determine the number of valid votes. Voters may submit “Dislike” votes, however, “Dislike - Thumbs down” votes do not affect, will have no bearing on and will in no way determine the number of valid votes in any way.

    While the potential winners will be chosen by Public Voting, Cricket Wireless will have the right to approve all potential winners to ensure compliance with these Official Rules, the guidelines contained herein and the appropriateness of the Video Submission as determined by Cricket Wireless in its sole discretion. By entering the Contest, entrants fully and unconditionally agree to be bound by these rules and the decisions of the judges, which will be final and binding in all matters relating to the Contest.

    5. Prizes. One (1) Grand Prize: One (1) New Cricket Android Zio or Blackberry Curve with one (1) year of service (Approximate retail value (“ARV”) of Grand Prize $970). Two (2) Runner-up Prizes: each Runner-up will receive a New Cricket Android Zio or Blackberry Curve with three (3) months of service (ARV of each Runner-up prize: $430). ARV of all prizes combined: $1,830.

    Prizes are non-transferable. No substitutions or cash redemptions. In the case of unavailability of any prize, Cricket Wireless reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Unclaimed prizes will not be awarded and will remain in possession of Cricket Wireless. All unspecified expenses are the responsibility of winners.

    6. Notification. Winners will be notified by phone on or about November 30, 2010 and will be required to sign and return, where legal, an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability/Publicity Release and/or rights transfer document within five (5) calendar days of prize notification. If any winner is considered a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability/Publicity and rights transfer document must be signed by his/her parent or legal guardian. If any winner cannot be contacted within five (5) calendar days of first notification attempt, if any prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, if any winner rejects his/her prize or in the event of noncompliance with these Contest rules and requirements, such prize will be forfeited and may be awarded to the Video Submission with the next highest score. Upon prize forfeiture, no compensation will be given.

    7. Conditions. Cricket Wireless shall not be liable or responsible in the event any Video Submission is not used for any reason. Video Submissions (including Grand Prize Video Submission) may be cut, edited, reformatted, rearranged, combined with other materials and/or otherwise modified, in Cricket Wireless’ sole and absolute discretion. Any and all federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winners. Participation in Contest and acceptance of prize constitutes each winner’s permission for Cricket Wireless to use his/her name, address (city and state), likeness, photograph, picture, portrait, voice, biographical information, Video Submission and/or any statements made by each winner regarding the Contest or Cricket Wireless for advertising and promotional purposes without notice or additional compensation, except where prohibited by law. By participating, entrants and winners agree to release and hold harmless Cricket Wireless, its advertising and promotion agencies and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors, from any and all liability, for loss, harm, damage, injury, cost or expense whatsoever including without limitation, property damage, personal injury and/or death which may occur in connection with, preparation for, travel to, or participation in Contest, or possession, acceptance and/or use or misuse of prize or participation in any Contest-related activity and for any claims based on publicity rights, defamation, invasion of privacy, copyright infringement, trademark infringement or any other intellectual property-related cause of action. Entrants who do not comply with these Official Rules, or attempt to interfere with this Contest in any way shall be disqualified.

    8. Additional Terms. Any attempted form of entry other than as set forth in Section 1 above is prohibited; no automatic, programmed; robotic or similar means of entry are permitted. Cricket Wireless, its affiliates, partners and promotion and advertising agencies are not responsible for technical, hardware, software, telephone or other communications malfunctions, errors or failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, web site, Internet, or ISP availability, unauthorized human intervention, traffic congestion, incomplete or inaccurate capture of entry information (regardless of cause) or failed, incomplete, garbled, jumbled or delayed computer transmissions which may limit one’s ability to enter the Contest, including any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participating in this Contest or downloading any materials in this Contest. Cricket Wireless reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, extend or suspend this Contest should (in its sole discretion) virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, fraud or other causes beyond its control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the Contest. In such case, Cricket Wireless will select the winners from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Cricket Wireless. Cricket Wireless reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds, in its sole discretion, to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or web site. Cricket Wireless may prohibit an entrant from participating in the Contest or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair playing practices (including the use of automated quick entry programs) or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or Cricket Wireless representatives.


    9. Use of Data. Cricket Wireless will be collecting personal data about entrants online, in accordance with its privacy policy. Please review the Cricket Wireless’ privacy policy at Privacy Policy | Cricket Wireless. By participating in the Contest, entrants hereby agree to Cricket Wireless’ collection and usage of their personal information and acknowledge that they have read and accepted Cricket Wireless’ privacy policy.

    10. List of Winners. To obtain a list of winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by 11/15/2010 to: Ryan Choyeski, Zocalo Group

    225 N. Michigan Avenue

    Suite 2100

    Chicago, IL 60601

    11. Sponsor: Cricket Wireless., 6380 S. Fiddlers Green Circle, 6th Floor, Greenwood Village, CO 80111.


    This article was originally published in forum thread: Cricket Smart Decision Video Contest started by MCF-News View original post
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