The Community Impact Video Competition contest (“Contest”) is being offered by Vancouver City Savings Credit Union (“Vancity”), 183 Terminal Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 4G2 and The Greater Vancouver International Film Festival Society (“VIFF”), 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3M7 in accordance with these Official Rules (the “Rules”). No purchase necessary to enter or win. Entrants do not need to be member of Vancity or VIFF. Purchase will not increase your chances of winning.

Contest Period

The Contest runs from 9:00 am PST Tuesday, May 1, 2018 to 11:59 pm PST on Saturday, June 30, 2018. The official online entry form will be the sole determinant of the entry time for all Contest participants.


Membership with VIFF or Vancity is not required to enter the Contest. The Contest is open to residents of British Columbia, those who are 19-years of age or older and who are not directors, officers or employees of Vancity or VIFF or of any of its affiliates, or members of the immediate family or household of any such person.

In the case of individuals who are younger than 19-years of age, who are residents of British Columbia and who are not directors, officers or employees of Vancity or VIFF or of any of its affiliates, or members of the immediate family or household of any such person, the applicant must supply proof (in a form and substance satisfactory to VIFF and Vancity) that his/her parental/legal guardian:

  1. Agrees to be legally bound be these Rules on the minor’s behalf;
  2. Consents to the minor’s participate in this Contest; and/or
  3. Consents to the collection, use and disclosure of the minor applicant’s personal information

The contest is not meant to be one based on skill. The key factors that will be considered are the subject’s impact within the community and the need being addressed.

The subject of the nomination and its work should be aligned with at least one of Vancity’s key impact areas:

  • Energy and Environment – reducing our carbon footprint
  • Social Justice
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Reconciliation

How to Enter

To enter, you must:

  • Submit a password-protected link to your video which has been uploaded to a video hosting site such as Vimeo, or YouTube. Submit your link through the official entry form from May 1, 2018 through June 30, 2018. The above availability times for the Vancity and VIFF Community Impact Video Competition are referred to in these rules as the “Contest Period”;
  • Provide a brief description of your video – up to a maximum of 45 words
  • Provide your contact information

Multiple entries from the same creator will be accepted. However, each entry must be submitted individually through the official entry form.

To be eligible, your Video must:

  • Be submitted via a password-protected link to a video that is hosted on a hosting website such as Vimeo or YouTube, and be submitted through the official entry form;
  • Be submitted between 9:00 am PST on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 through 11:59 pm PST on Saturday, June 30, 2018, as determined by the official online entry form;
  • Not be deleted before the end of the contest;
  • Have obtained consent from all individuals featured in the video to the sharing of their image. If your video does contain the image of individuals other than yourself, you represent and warrant to Vancity and VIFF that you have obtained all necessary rights from all such persons to share their image or likeness online as part of your participation in the Contest and you agree to indemnify Vancity and VIFF from and against any and all claims of any kind arising out of your participation in the Contest and/or your sharing of your video;
  • Comply with the respective video hosting website’s terms of service
  • Be maximum 60sec long including credits
  • Should showcase efforts and impact of a local unsung hero who inspires by example within at least one of Vancity’s key impact areas of:
    • Energy and Environment – reducing our carbon footprint
    • Social Justice,
    • Financial Inclusion,
    • Reconciliation;
  • Have English subtitles if video is filmed in non-English language;
  • Be original and in good taste;
  • Be in keeping with Vancity and VIFF’s public goodwill and image and may not be offensive, inappropriate or indecent, nor can it defame or invade upon the publicity rights or privacy of any person or otherwise infringe upon any person or entity’s personal or proprietary rights, as determined by Vancity and VIFF in their sole discretion. Videos containing any profanity or lewd references will be disqualified at the sole discretion and judgment of Vancity and VIFF. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, entries will be disqualified if they include any of the following: Crude, vulgar or offensive language and/or symbols; Derogatory characterizations of any ethnic, racial, sexual or religious groups; Content that endorses, condones or promotes any illegal, inappropriate or risky activity, behavior or conduct; Personal information of individuals, including without limitation, names and addresses (physical or e-mail); Conduct or other activities in violation of these Rules; Commercial messages, comparisons or solicitations for products or services; Any identifiable third party products and/or trade-marks; URLs or links to any websites; and any other content that is or could be considered inappropriate, unsuitable or offensive, all as determined by Vancity, VIFF and/or the Contest judges in their sole discretion.

By submitting a video entry, each entrant grants to Vancity and VIFF a non-exclusive license to publish, use, adapt, display, reproduce, modify, edit or otherwise use their submitted video in whole or in part, for advertising or promoting the Contest or for any other reason. By entering the Contest and submitting a Video, each entrant also agrees to release and hold harmless Vancity, VIFF and their advertising and promotion agencies, the Contest judges and each of their respective agents, employees, directors, successors, and assigns against any and all claims based on publicity rights, defamation, invasion of privacy, copyright infringement, trade-mark infringement or any other intellectual property related cause of action. Vancity, VIFF and/or the Contest judges reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to ask the video hosting site (as the case may be) to remove any Video if a complaint is received with respect to the Video, or for any other reason.

By submitting an entry, each entrant acknowledges that he or she has read and understands and agrees that he or she shall be bound by these Rules. The entrant acknowledges that his/her Video may be posted or linked to or used in any media by Vancity and VIFF in their sole discretion and agrees that Vancity and VIFF can use his/her Video for promotional or marketing purposes, without any attribution to you. Further, you consent to Vancity and VIFF contacting you in accordance with these Rules and you agree not to challenge or claim against Vancity and VIFF in relation to the Contest.

The Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with YouTube, Vimeo, or any video hosting website. YouTube, Vimeo and the applicant’s video hosting website of choice are completely released of all liability by each participant in the Contest. By submitting a video entry, you understand that you are providing your information to Vancity and VIFF and not to the video hosting platform. Any personal information you provide will be used for the administration of the Contest and in accordance with Vancity and VIFF’s privacy policies (see below). Any questions, or complaints regarding the Contest should be directed to VIFF at and not to the video hosting platform.


There are three (3) cash prizes available to be won by the applicant, consisting of

  • one (1) first place prize of $2500;
  • one (1) second place prize of $1500; and
  • one (1) third place prize of $1000

The subject of each winning video entries will receive a matching cash prize of its respective place.

Prize Draw Selection Criteria

A jury consisting of representatives from both VIFF and Vancity will determine the three winning applicants. The jury will meet in Vancouver on a date to be determined during the week of July 16, 2018. Additional video selections may be made if necessary to award the Prize. Any unclaimed Prize will not be awarded.

The selected entrant will be contacted by VIFF via the email address provided in their contest entry form. Contact will be made the week of July 16, 2018 and announcement will be made the week of July 23, 2018.

Selected entrant will then be required to send an email reply, within three days, to the address provided in VIFF communication referred to above, to provide their name and full contact information and make arrangements with Vancity for the selected entrant to take all steps required by these rules before being declared a winner. Failure to respond within three days of notification, return of email notification as undeliverable, or failure to comply with these Rules, will result in disqualification.

A selected entrant is subject to verification by Vancity and VIFF, including proof of identity and eligibility. To be declared a winner, the selected entrant must sign and return, without further compensation, a Declaration and Release form, which confirms the entrant’s compliance with these Rules, acceptance of the Prize as offered, and consent to the use of the entrant’s name, city, photograph or any other likeness and/or statement in any publicity carried out by Vancity and/or VIFF relating to this Contest. If a selected entrant cannot be reached, does not respond within three days of being left notice of selection, or is unwilling or unable to comply with these Rules, then that entrant may be disqualified and another entrant may be selected, at Vancity and VIFF’s sole discretion. Further, a signed copy of the Declaration and Release must be returned to Vancity and VIFF, to the address provided on the Declaration and Release, within 7 days of receipt by a selected entrant, or the selected entrant may be disqualified and another entrant may be selected, at Vancity and VIFF’s sole discretion.

Release and Indemnification

Each entrant agrees to indemnify, release and hold harmless Vancity and VIFF, their affiliates and each of their respective directors, officers and employees from any and all liability for any loss, harm, damages, cost or expense arising out of or resulting from, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the entrant’s participation in the Contest, participation in any Contest related activity or the acceptance, use or misuse of any Prize awarded in the Contest, including but not limited to costs, injuries, losses related to personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation, or portrayal in a false light, or from any and all claims of third parties arising therefrom.

General Terms

By entering the Contest, you: (a) acknowledge that you have read, understand and agree to be bound by these Rules and that you comply with all eligibility requirements, and (b) permit Vancity and VIFF to use any personal information that you provide for the purposes of administering the Contest and in accordance with Vancity and VIFF’s Privacy Policies located at and respectively. All entries become the property of Vancity and VIFF and will not be returned. No communication with entrants will be entered into except with the selected entrants. All decisions of Vancity and VIFF with respect to all aspects of the Contest are final. Vancity and VIFF will not be responsible for (i) any incorrect or incomplete submission of entry information by any entrant, (ii) any technical malfunctions, inability to access any online service or website, (iii) any other error or malfunction that could affect your ability to enter the Contest, (iv) late, lost, stolen, or misdirected entries, (v) any injury or damage to your computer or mobile device resulting from participating in the Contest, or (vi) any data rates that may be charged from your wireless service provider.

Any attempt to damage the operation of the Contest is unlawful and subject to legal action by Vancity and VIFF. Vancity and VIFF reserves the right to terminate, withdraw or amend the Contest or disqualify any entrant or entry without notice including, without limitation, if either Vancity or VIFF suspects tampering has occurred. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants and Vancity or VIFF in connection with the Contest, will be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of British Columbia and Canada applicable therein. All decisions of Vancity and VIFF concerning the Contest are final.

Vancity may withdraw, amend or suspend the Contest (or change these Rules) to deal with any technical problems, computer viruses or bugs, unauthorized interventions or other cause beyond Vancity or VIFF’s reasonable control that interfere with the proper conduct of the Contest. Vancity and VIFF may adjust any of the dates and timeframes provided in the Rules without prior notice to you to verify compliance by any participant as a result of any technical or other problems, or because of any other circumstances which either Vancity or VIFF believe may affect the proper administration of the Contest.

This contest is subject to all applicable federal and provincial laws and regulations.