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Video Contest - OPEN NOW!

KOR Video Contest



Deadline: January 18, 2017


The Top Three Winners in each category will receive cash prizes. Videos may be screened YouTube, the KOR website, other promotion venues and even shown at our Annual Conference!


Entrants are to create a video not to exceed 30 seconds promoting recycling in Kansas and the Kansas Organization of Recyclers. No vulgarities and the message must be positive.

KOR is looking to stretch the bounds of your imagination! There are two Divisions:


High School Division

Open to anyone currently enrolled & attending High School or being home schooled. Can be an individual or classroom entry.

Open Division

Open to anyone 18-years of age or older


Must also fill out entry and consent forms, which are below.

Submit entries to or send to 212 SW 8th Ave. Suite 202, Topeka, KS 66603


Any standard format that meets YouTube Submission standards is accepted.


Questions? Contact Spencer at 785-233-3771 or


Prizes, in each division:

1st Place: $350

2nd Place: $200

3rd Place: $100



1. Make a video

2. Fill out and return to us the Submissions Form

Click here for High School Division Form

Click here for the Open Division Form

3. Fill out a photo release form for anyone who appears in the video

Click here for the form


Send the video or a link to the video to or mail it to us at 212 SW 8th Avenue, Suite 202, Topeka, KS 66603

For group or classroom submissions, please make sure you have designated one person as your representative. All correspondence and prizes will be sent to that individual or distributed at the direction of that individual.



  • Videos must focus on the act, benefits or promotion of recycling
  • Videos can be no longer than 30 seconds in length. They can be shorter than 30 seconds.
  • Videos cannot contain profanity or nudity.
  • Submission Forms and Photo Consent Forms must be submitted before your video will be considered eligible.
  • No copyrighted materials may be used.



  • The Video must be submitted to our offices no later than 5 p.m. Friday, December 16, 2016
  • Entrants must comply with all terms, conditions, registration requirements of the video contest.
  • Winners will be notified and must execute final releases and information requests prior to payments of prizes. Failure to do so will void the award.
  • All entries become the property of the Kansas Organization of Recyclers and will not be returned.


Judges: Judges of the competition shall be no less than five (5) KOR members. The judges will be the sole arbiters deciding which video maker(s) are selected as award winners. No one will be allowed to be a judge if he/she has a conflict of interest with respect to any of the contest entrants, as determined by KOR in its sole discretion. A maximum of three (3) videos in each Division will be selected and the video makers will be notified of the awards.

Criteria: Entries will be judged on creativity, technical merit, adherence to contest requirements, and on how well they manage to convey the themes of the topic. These are clearly subjective categories and will be treated as such. The final awards will be selected based solely on the judges’ consensus.

Online Distribution: No videos may be posted with public access anywhere prior to the contest. If posting on YouTube, you must choose the unlisted setting for your video. If judges find that your video was produced before the contest, you will be ineligible for the competition. After the judging, video makers are free to post their video anywhere they desire.

Disqualification: The judges reserve the right to disqualify any team, contributor, entrant, or entered video that does not comply with the Official Rules and other Contest requirements communicated by the organizer. They also reserve the right to disqualify videos submitted by or promoting for-profit entities at the sole discretion of KOR .


Entrant unconditionally assigns and transfers to KOR all rights, ownership, title, interest and claim (including without limitation all copyrights), which it now has or may have in the future, to entries (including, without limitation, the submitted video), whether or not acceptable to KOR and regardless of the form they take, or any element(s) thereof and further grants to KOR the right to use, publish, exploit and/or modify any entry and/or video submitted in connection herewith in any manner it wishes, regardless if the media is now existing or hereafter created.

KOR reserves the right to edit and/or modify any video content or video titles and publish or advertise the video without Entrant’s approval, acknowledgement or compensation unless prohibited by law. By entering, Entrant agrees to defend, release and hold harmless KOR and its agents from and against any claims, action and/or liability for injury, loss or damage of any kind resulting from Entrant’s participation herein (including in connection with the use and/or exploitation of the submitted video) or from the acceptance or use of any prize awarded. KOR reserves the right to verify eligibility qualifications of the winner. US law governs these contest rules.

KOR has the right to modify, use, assign or dispose of your entry however it sees fit without approval of entrant or any third party. Entrants grants KOR the right to use their names, images, likenesses, photographs, voices and biographi- cal materials, and video submissions, for advertising, publicity and promotion purposes including posting the videos or screen names online for any purpose or on a winner’s list and other online announcements, and for sharing the videos with the media for viewing, whether TV or print, without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law. Neither entrants nor winner shall receive any compensation or credit for use of entries, other than that disclosed in these rules. Entrants agree that if selected as a winner, they grant KOR and its designees the right to film and later publish foot- age of the winner.

KOR is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human or other er- ror, technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software, inability to access any online service or web site, or any other error or malfunction, or any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation herein, or for any injury to person or property, including but not limited to video equipment, arising from the entrant’s participation herein or for the use or misuse of any prize won. KOR is not responsible for lost, late, illegible or misdirected entries or mail.

Entrant warrants that their submission is original, that publication of the submission will not infringe on the rights of others, and Entrant has full power to grant ownership to KOR as stated herein.

KOR has no obligation of any nature to publish, promote, display or otherwise use any information provided by Entrants, including but not limited to biographical or video content.

All taxes are the responsibility of the winners.