• Contest Start Date
    Now accepting entries on a rolling basis
  • Contest End Date
    July 1, 2017
  • (Entries must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time.)
Create a video (or music video) that shows why you think the patent system is important! Choose one question to answer:
  • How has a recent patented invention improved the quality of your life?
  • Has anyone in your family or community built a business on a patented invention? If so, how has it affected you?
  • How has a patented invention created new jobs and new industries in your community?
  • How has a patented invention saved or improved the quality of someone's life, enhanced their education, improved their connectivity, etc.?
Submission Rules & Guidelines:
  • Videos must be no more than 60 seconds in length.
  • Videos must be compressed into a digital file of no more than 100 mb in order to submit them online.
  • Videos can be in .wmv, .avi, .mov, .mp4, and .mpg file formats.
  • Entrants must not use pre-recorded or copyrighted music in their videos unless they have a Master Use and Synchronization license. Entrants may use royalty-free music or their own original score.
  • Entrants must save a master copy of their video.
  • Recommended settings
  • c_icon Entrants must not use copyrighted material in their videos.
  • divx_icon MPEG4 (Divx, Xvid) format
  • hd_icon Minimum 720p resolution, optimally 1080HD
  • mp3_icon MP3 audio
  • timer_icon 30 frames per second

Rules for IP Video Contest

The Intellectual Property Owners (IPO) Education Foundation IP Video Contest is open to individuals who reside in the fifty United States, including the District of Columbia, and territories and possession of the United States, ages 13 and older. Contestants will be judged according to their age group: 13-15 years-old, 16-18 years-old, and 19 and over. There will be two winners in the 13-15 and 16-18 years-old age groups and one winner in the 19 and over age group. Entrants who are between the ages of 13 and 18 must be enrolled as full-time students in an accredited secondary, college level or trade school. Entrants enrolled in home school programs are eligible to participate. Contest is void where prohibited.

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