“What could we do with $25,000” ideas contest launched
April 1, 2015
Cape Breton Regional Municipality youth council seeks members and ideas
SYDNEY, NS – With a budget of $25,000 and a lot of new ideas and enthusiasm, the CBRM Youth Council is up and running.
"All youth between 14 and 18 are encouraged to join and be part of the decision-making about what we want to achieve and how we spend the budget," said Marianne Toomey, a Grade 12 student at Glace Bay High School.
The Youth Council was formed as part of Mayor and Council's "Focus on Youth" in the Reorganization Plan for Positive Change. Council approved a $25,000 budget for the youth council in last year's budget. A steering committee of eleven youth began meeting at the Mayor's Office two months ago to discuss a launch project that can reach all youth across CBRM.
The first order of business for the council is an 'ideas contest' asking how they can help youth in CBRM with their $25,000 budget.
"The goal is to raise awareness about the youth council. We want to tap into people's ideas and bring new people to the council. Anyone who wants to participate can join us," said Rohit Kochhar, a Grade 10 student at Sydney Academy. "The contest is a way to get all the good ideas in one place, but also let others know they can be a part of this."
For more information on the youth council, contact them on Twitter @CBRM_Youth or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CBRMYouthCouncil. Full contest rules are on the Facebook page and below.
CBRM "What Could We Do with $25,000?" Contest
These are the official rules and regulations for the 'What Could We Do with $25,000?' Contest.
• Open to all residents of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) ages 14-18.
• You may enter as many times as you want!
• Each entrant is required to complete and submit the entry form.
• Entrants under the age of 18 must have the submission form completed by a parent or guardian.
• An entry may be submitted by a team (more than 1 person) however, in the event of a win, the prize will be divided equally among all members of the team.
• No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this contest.
• Entries must be received NO LATER than 4:00 pm (Atlantic Time) Thursday, April 30, 2015.
• All entries must be original, and must not be a copy of any existing work. Whether you intend to or not, claiming someone else's work as your own is plagiarism. You must be very careful to make sure that your creation(s) is original and cannot be considered the work of others.
• Videos must be no longer than 2 minutes in length. Essays must be no longer than 500 words. Powerpoint or Prezi must be NO more than 5 slides/screenshots.
• Entries that have been previously accepted for another contest will not qualify for this contest.
• All entries become the property of CBRM and its affiliates.
• CBRM is not responsible for late, lost, misdirected, falsified, incomplete or destroyed entries and all such entries are void.
• Entries will be disqualified if they are illegal, defamatory, discriminatory, or obscene or not an original work of the entrant.
• Entries may NOT contain:
o Any copyrighted or otherwise protected material for which you have not obtained permission to use, including but not limited to:
o Voice over content
o Images, photography or video
o Nudity, lewd, vulgar or offensive behaviour, language or gestures
• The contest is administered by the CBRM. The CBRM reserves the right to disqualify any entrant who violates any of the contest rules. CBRM reserves the right to cancel or modify the contest in the event of unforeseen circumstances.
By submitting an entry, the entrant (if over the age of majority) or the entrant's adult representative (if the entrant is under the age of majority):
• Certifies that the entry submitted is entirely original
• Takes any and all legal responsibility for breaches of copyright caused by plagiarism
• Grants CBRM a license to reproduce the submitted work and/or ideas, in whole or in part, for any purpose, including research, on the internet, in print, publications and/or in any other medium without compensation of any kind and to publish the entrant's name, age and community in conjunction with the work.
• Authorizes persons accessing www.cbrm.ns.ca or any affiliated websites to view, download and print the work.
• If the entrant is under the age of majority, the adult representative assumes all liability for the entrant and indemnifies the CBRM and its affiliates in respect of all matters related to the entry.
• Contest winners will be notified by phone and email. Before being declared a winner of any prize, winning entrants will be required to sign a Declaration and Release form.
All submissions will be reviewed by a panel of members of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality Youth Council active at the date of judging. All decisions are final.
• The goal of this contest is to generate discussion on how the CBRM can be more youth friendly. As a result, entries will be judged on a combination of creativity, originality and presentation.
Cape Breton Regional Municipality is not responsible or liable for any submission problems, damage or loss arising from, or connected with this contest. Submissions that do not comply with the contest rules may not be eligible to win. All submissions become the property of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality. By submitting to this contest you are declaring your understanding of the contest rules.
How to submit your work
1. Entry Form
Each entrant is required to complete and submit the entry form. The entry form can be found on our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CBRMYouthCouncil?ref=bookmarks.
NOTE: To submit your video via YouTube, you must have a YouTube account. When you are ready to submit your video – make sure it is 'embeddable'. (To do this, the embedding option can be selected under 'sharing options' on the YouTube video upload page.) As well, under the Privacy Settings, please select 'unlisted' so that your video isn't made public. Only those with the link will be able to view the video.