Terms and Conditions

Mission and Objective
Virlbox is a monthly advertising competition for smartphone users. Subscribers receive one new product in the mail every month, and then shoot an ad for it on their smartphones. All ads must be 30 seconds or less.
Our mission is twofold: First, to create an experience for our subscribers. When our subscribers get their Virlboxes in the mail they are receiving more than just a box and a product - they are receiving entry into a film competition and the opportunity to be part of an online community. For some of our subscribers Virlbox is a fun pastime; for others it is a way to build portfolios for work in a creative field.
The second part of our mission is to help small North American businesses gain exposure. By pairing small businesses with our base of creative subscribers, we provide a novel and inexpensive way for small businesses to promote their product and increase sales.

General Rules
Entry to any month’s competition is open only to subscribers of Virlbox for the month in which the competition takes place. A new competition is held every month.
Films must be submitted by the 20th day of the month in which the competition is taking place (i.e. if the competition is for October, all submissions must be sent by 11:59 PM on October 20th). If a subscriber’s Virlbox is not received by the 10th day of the month, they will receive a refund for that month.
All films must be submitted to [email protected]
All film submissions must be 30 seconds or less. Submissions longer than 30 seconds will not be considered.
All films must be shot on a smartphone camera.
The use of external audio devices such as shotgun and lavalier microphones is permitted and encouraged, though not required.
Classes and groups are welcome to submit films as a group. If a group wins an award, only one award will be given to the group. If it’s a cash award only one cheque will be given to the group. The cheque recipient must be 18 years or older and pay all applicable taxes.
Eligible submissions will be posted to the Virlbox YouTube Page on the 25th day of the month in which the contest is taking place (i.e. for a contest in October, all entries that have been submitted by October 20th, which have met all of the contest criteria and not broken any of the rules, will be posted to the Virlbox YouTube Page on October 25th). Once on the Virlbox Youtube Page, submissions will be open to the public for voting. Eligible entrants are encouraged to share their submissions with friends and family. The video with the most Likes by the 5th day of the subsequent month wins.
A Winner for each month’s contest will be determined on the 5th day of the subsequent month (i.e. the Winner for October’s contest will be decided on November 5th). The Winner is determined based on the number of user votes (i.e. Likes).
All entrants grant Virlbox the right to use film stills and portions of accepted films for promotional purposes and to bracket submitted films with the Virlbox logo.
All entrants grant Virlbox the right to use their film on any part of the Virlbox website and/ or any part of any of its subsidiary websites.
Please contact [email protected] for any questions. We can’t wait to see your ad!
All Films are submitted to and accepted by VirlBox subject to the following terms and conditions:

Terms and Conditions
Virlbox will not be responsible for any infringement of any rights in any advertisement and/or film (“Film”) submitted to the contest by any person and/or representative and/or applicant (“Applicant”).
By submitting a Film, the Applicant:

  1. 1. agrees that the Applicant is the owner of all rights in the Film, is a co-owner to all rights in the Film and is acting on behalf of the other co-owner(s) of the Film, or is an authorized representative of the owner(s) of all rights in the Film and is acting with the permission and on behalf of the owner(s).

  1. 2. grants Virlbox a perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide, non-exclusive right and license to use, publish, reproduce, screen, broadcast, digitally transmit and prepare derivative works of the Film as well as the unrestricted use of the Film for any purpose, without compensation to the Applicant. This includes the time frame in which the contest is taking place, as well as any time after the contest has concluded and a Winner been chosen.

  2. 3. agrees that the Applicant is 18 years of age or older, or else includes with the submission a signed, written consent and agreement to these terms and conditions from Applicant’s parent or legal guardian.

  3. 4. grants Virlbox the right to use the name(s), likeness, and/or additional biographical information of the filmmakers in connection with the Film, and to further grant Virlbox the right to provide this information to third party sponsors. 
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  5. 5. guarantees personal consent has been obtained for all individuals appearing in the Film, as well as consent from an authorized party for use of all locations that production of the Film took place, and all other permissions or consents required.  
  6. 6. releases Virlbox and any of its sponsor and/ or partner companies from any and all claims relating to the use of the Film as permitted by this agreement 

  7.   7.  understands that submitted Films will be reviewed by one or more representatives of Virlbox. Films that do not meet contest criteria, or that the representative deems as offensive, derogatory, or otherwise inappropriate for any reason, will not be included in the Contest.

  8. 8. guarantees that the Applicant’s Film was shot on a smartphone camera and understands that the use of non-smartphone cameras, including but not limited to DSLRs, handycams, and Go-Pros is prohibited, and agrees, in the event the Film does violate a law and/or infringe any right of any kind of any third party, to indemnify and hold harmless and/or defend VirlBox and its affiliates, sponsors, officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives against any claims, losses, liabilities, damages, fees, costs and expenses relating to such violation and/or infringement.

  9. 9. agrees that these terms and conditions, and all activities relating to the submission, evaluation or use of the Film and exhibition thereof, shall be governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario, Canada.