Southwest Airlines is once again headed to Utah for the Sundance Film Festival, where previously unknown movies become award winners, and budding actors and actresses vault to stardom.
My first feature film was a little gem entitled "Katie The Carrot Slayer," a parody of "Buffy The Vampire Slayer." In it, I played Pike (you know, the kind that's "not a name, it's a fish"). I was around seven years old, and in each scene, I made motorcycle noises on my Huffy bike. My cousin Katie used carrots instead of wooden stakes.
This was also my last feature film (I can't imagine why?). Had the film reached critical mass, I'm certain I'd have a cult following.
Sometimes, friends, fifteen minutes of fame is exhausting, so it's a good thing we found Viddy, a great video app that limits each video to fifteen seconds.
We want to give you a chance to reach critical mass, and win some plane tickets, too. Our buddies at Viddyhave decided to help us with this mission.
Here's how to enter to win this contest:
1. Download the free Viddy app in the App Store (iOS only)
2. Create a Viddy account (you can do so on the Viddy website, or within the app).
3. Link your Viddy account with your Twitter account
4. Create your best Southwest-themed viddy
5. Share your viddy with us on Twitter, using the #SWAViddy hashtag
Deadline: January 22th Prize: Two Roundtrip Southwest Airlines Plane Tickets
OFFICIAL RULES Southwest Airlines - Southwest Sundance Viddy Challenge
1. To Enter: No purchase or obligation necessary. Contest runs January 13, 2012 from 10:00 am CST – January 22, 2012 at 5:00 pm CST. To enter without purchase or obligation, submit an original Viddy to us @SouthwestAir on Twitter, using the #SWAViddy hashtag. By entering, Entrant grants Sponsor an irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free, freely transferable license to use the video for all purposes, in any and all media, whether now known or hereafter devised. Entries may not violate any third party rights nor use any third-party intellectual property such as logos, trademarks, copyrighted or background signs. Entrants acknowledge and agree that their entry does not violate any rights of privacy or publicity and that they have the written permission of those appearing in their video to submit their image. Entries must not disparage; contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, or vulgar; or promote bigotry, racism, hatred or discrimination based on race, gender, religion, sexual orientation. All entries will not be returned. Entries limited to one (1) per person. Any person found using multiple Twitter accounts to enter will be found to be ineligible. Anonymous entries will be considered invalid. You warrant your video will not be sexually explicit, unnecessarily violent or derogatory. It cannot promote drugs, alcohol, or firearms.
2. Selection of Winner: On or about January 22, 2011 at 5:30 pm CST, members of the Southwest Airlines Emerging Media Team will review all eligible entries received and choose a winner. The judges will be judging on the following qualities:∙ Creativity and Originality: 20%∙ Entertaining: 25%∙ Southwest Appeal: 35% - entry should reflect our Culture and Fun-LUVing Attitude.∙ Rules: 20% Read and complied with the official rules. Prizes are guaranteed to be awarded.
3. Prize: One (1) Grand Prizes to consist of two (2) roundtrip tickets on Southwest Airlines (APV for Southwest Airlines tickets is $420)
4. Eligibility: Contest open to all legal US residents, 21 years and older as of January 13, 2012. Employees of Southwest Airlines Co., AirTran Airways, Inc., Viddy, Inc., and their advertising and promotions agencies, and their immediate families (spouse and parents, children and siblings and their spouses) and individuals living in the same households of such employees are ineligible. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Contest subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. By participating, entrants agree to these official rules and accept decisions of the Sponsor as final. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited by law. The promotion is offered in the United States only and shall only be construed and evaluated according to United States law. Do not proceed in this site if you are not located in the United States.
5. To Claim Prize: Potential winner only will be notified by Southwest Airlines via e-mail, and potential winner must provide valid address (No P.O. Boxes). Unclaimed or undeliverable prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. Prizes are guaranteed to be awarded. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission (except where prohibited) to use winner's name, hometown and likeness for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity in any media without additional compensation. Potential winners must execute and return any required affidavit of eligibility and/or liability/publicity release within one (1) day of notification attempt or prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be chosen. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return the required affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release within the required time period, or if a prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits prize.
6. Limitation of Liability: Neither Sponsor, nor their affiliated entities, are responsible for printing or typographical errors in any related materials; stolen, fraudulent, entries or mail; or transactions that are processed or lost due to computer or electronic malfunction. Winners are solely responsible for payment of all federal, state, and local taxes on prize and for any travel or other expenses not specifically mentioned in prize description. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify Contest if fraud or technical failure compromise the integrity of the Contest as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. This Contest offer is being made exclusively by Sponsor.
Sponsor not responsible for technical, hardware, software or telephone failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections or fraud, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission whether caused by Sponsor, user, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the promotion or by any technical or human error which may occur in the process of submissions which may limit a participants ability to participate in this promotion.
7. Winner's List: To request a Winner's Name List, send a self addressed stamped return envelope, after January 22, 2012, to Southwest Airlines Emerging Media. All requests must be received by February 15, 2012. Utah and Washington residents may omit return postage.