Official Rules

Red Bull 2017 Bracket Reel: Snow Contest

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. OPEN ONLY TO TEAMS INVITED BY Red Bull AND THAT SUBMIT A COMPLETE TEAM APPLICATION. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

USE CAUTION AND COMMON SENSE WHEN PARTICIPATING IN THIS CONTEST. RESPECT AND ENSURE THE SAFETY OF YOURSELF AND OTHERS. EXCEPT FOR THE MARKS OF THE Red Bull (ADDRESSED BELOW), ENTRY MUST NOT FEATURE ANY THIRD-PARTY TRADEMARKS, LOGOS, TRADE DRESS OR PROMOTION OF ANY BRAND, PRODUCT, OR SERVICE.

ELIGIBILITY: The Red Bull 2017 Bracket Reel: Snow Contest (the “Contest”) is open to college students in the United States (including Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico) that submit a complete team application (each, a “Participating Team”). Each member of the Participating Team must be at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry, enrolled as a full- or part-time student in the university or college they are representing, and must not be an NCAA athlete. Each Participating Team must designate a producer/editor that is a current student of the represented school, and the Participating Team must not exceed seven (7) members in total. Team applications will be accepted beginning on January 23, 2017 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) and the Teams selected to participate in the Contest winner(s) will be announced on or about February 13, 2017 (the “Promotion Period”). To participate, each member of each Participating Team agrees to be bound by these Official Rules. Red Bull has the sole discretion in determining the timeliness of any action or inaction related to this Contest. All times mentioned in these Official Rules are Pacific Time (“PT”) unless expressly noted otherwise. Red Bull may revise any of the deadlines in these Official Rules upon notice to the Participating Teams and in Red Bull’s sole discretion.

Void where prohibited. Employees of Red Bull North America, Inc. (“Red Bull”) and its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising agencies, public relations agencies, prize suppliers, including any vendors providing services in connection with this Contest (collectively, the “Red Bull Affiliates”), and employees, agents, directors, officers (including members of their immediate family – i.e., spouse, mother, father, in-laws, grandmother, grandfather, brother, sister, children and grandchildren – or those living in the same household) of Red Bull or any Red Bull Affiliates are not eligible to participate. Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws.

ENTRY AND VOTING: To enter the Contest, entrants must visit Redbullbracketreel.com between January 23, 2017 and February 5, 2017 and upload a two-minute video showcasing their team and riding abilities (“Application Video”).  Application Videos must contain footage owned by the Team and feature only Team members, and must comply with the Required Representations and Warranties set forth below.  By visiting Redbullbracketreel.com, you agree to be bound by Red Bull’s Terms of Use (http://www.redbull.com/us/en/terms-and-conditions) and Privacy Policy (http://www.redbull.com/ us/en/data-privacy-policy), which are incorporated herein by reference.  At the sole discretion of Red Bull, the uploaded Application Videos will be displayed to the public for voting on Redbullbracketreel.com from February 6, 2017 to February 12, 2017.

Voters must have a Facebook® account to cast a vote.  If you are not a registered Facebook user, you can download Facebook’s mobile app to sign up for Facebook.  There is currently no fee to register for Facebook.  Voters must log in using Facebook to vote.  Limit one (1) vote per person, per day, during any voting period. The sixteen (16) Participating Teams will be announced on February 13, 2017.  The Participating Teams will be selected by Red Bull judges from among the top twenty (20) teams receiving the highest number of votes. Any ties will be decided by the Red Bull judges in their sole discretion.

If invited by Red Bull, Participating Teams must then fill out the Contest registration form provided to you by Red Bull and follow the instructions on the registration form to complete and submit your form. You must provide all information requested on the registration form, and all of the information you provide must be complete and accurate. The Contest will take place as outlined in the “Competition” section below.

Entries or votes by means of software-generated or other automated processes (including, for example, entries made using any script, macro, bot, or promotional service) will be disregarded and disqualified. The use of multiple identities and/or accounts, impersonating other individuals, or otherwise manipulating the number of votes your entry receives in an unfair or deceptive way is prohibited, and any attempt to do so will void that participant’s entries and may result in the participant or Team’s disqualification. Incomplete, forged, altered, automated, mechanically reproduced, lost, late, misdirected, garbled or illegible entries will be disqualified. Sponsor will not be responsible for failure to receive entries due to transmission failures or technical failures of any kind, including, without limitation, malfunctioning of any network, hardware or software, whether originating with sender, Sponsor, or Sponsor’s Sweepstakes application service provider. In the event of a dispute, Sponsor will determine who submitted the disputed entry in its sole discretion. 

COMPETITION: This Contest consists of the production and submission of four separate videos (each, an “Edit”) and consists of four separate rounds (each, a “Round”). Each Round will consist of head-to-head matchups between two Participating Teams (each, a “Matchup”), and the winner of each matchup will advance to the next round. Initial seeding and matchups will be determined by random drawing. All footage for each of the Edits must be have been shot between December 1, 2016 and March, 2017 (the “Production Period”).   Each Edit must include only music from a library that has been pre-approved by Red Bull (the “Music”).

The Music to be used in any Edit are subject to the following restrictions:

  1. the Music may not be edited in any way, including, but not limited to remixing, provided that editing the music for running time as necessary for the selected video application or Edit running time is permitted;
  2. the Music shall be used only for the Participating Team’s personal, non-commercial use in this Contest; and
  3. the Music shall be used only as background music for any Edit and cannot be used as a lip-synch or combined with live vocal/musical content.

All Edits must comply with the Required Representations and Warranties set forth below.

Round 1. In Round 1, the sixteen (16) Participating Teams will be organized into eight (8) Matchups. The Edits for this round must be on the theme announced by Red Bull prior to Round 1. Edits must be no longer than two minutes (2:00). The deadline for Edits to be submitted in Round 1 is February 19, 2017 at 10:00 p.m. PT. Once Edits have been submitted they will be displayed on the “Contest Page” at Redbullbracketreel.com. Between February 20, 2017 at 10 a.m. PT and February 23, 2017, at 10 p.m. PT, the public will be permitted to vote on the videos on the Contest Page. The Edit in each Matchup with the highest number of votes at the end of the Round 1 voting period will be declared the winner of that Matchup and will advance to Round 2. The loser of each Matchup in Round 1 will be eliminated from the Contest, but will still be eligible to win the Alternate Prizes. In the event of a tie, the Red Bull judges will determine the winner(s), in their sole discretion.

Round 2. In Round 2, the eight (8) remaining Participating Teams will advance in the brackets and be organized into four (4) Matchups. The Edits for this round must be on the theme announced by Red Bull prior to Round 2. Edits must be no longer than two minutes (2:00). The deadline for Edits to be submitted in Round 2 is February 26, 2017 at 10:00 p.m. PT. Once Edits have been submitted they will be displayed on the “Contest Page” Redbullbracketreel.com. Between February 27, 2017 at 10 a.m. PT and March 2, 2017 at 10 p.m. PT, the public will be permitted to vote on the videos on the Contest Page. The Edit in each Matchup with the highest number of votes at the end of the Round 2 voting period will be declared the winner of that Matchup and will advance to Round 3. The loser of each Matchup in Round 2 will be eliminated from the Contest, but will still be eligible to win the Alternate Prizes. In the event of a tie, the Red Bull judges will determine the winner(s), in their sole discretion.

Round 3. In Round 3, the four (4) remaining Participating Teams will advance in the brackets and be organized into two (2) Matchups. The Edits for this round must be on the theme announced by Red Bull prior to Round 3. Edits must be no longer than two minutes (2:00).  The deadline for Edits to be submitted in Round 3 is March 5, 2017 at 10 p.m. PT.  Once Edits have been submitted they will be displayed on the “Contest Page” at Redbullbracketreel.com. Between March 6, 2017 at 10 a.m. PT and March 9, 2017 at 10 p.m. PT, the public will be permitted to vote on the videos on the Contest Page. The Edit in each Matchup with the highest number of votes at the end of the Round 3 voting period will be declared the winner of that Matchup and will advance to Round 4. The loser of each Matchup in Round 3 will be eliminated from the Contest, but will still be eligible to win the Alternate Prizes. In the event of a tie, the Red Bull judges will determine the winner(s), in their sole discretion.

Round 4. In Round 4, the final two (2) Participating Teams will advance in the brackets and be organized into a final Matchup.  The Edits for this round must be on the theme announced by Red Bull prior to Round 4. Edits must be no longer than two minutes (2:00).  The deadline for Edits to be submitted in Round 4 is March 19, 2017 at 10 p.m. PT. Once Edits have been submitted they will be displayed on the “Contest Page” at Redbullbracketreel.com.  Between March 20, 2017 at 10 a.m. PT and March 23, 2017 at 10 p.m. PT, the public will be permitted to vote on the videos on the Contest Page.

The Edit with the highest number of votes at the end of the Round 4 voting period will be declared the winner of that Matchup and will be deemed the potential Grand Prize winner. The loser of the Matchup will be deemed the potential Runner Up. In the event of a tie, the Red Bull judges will determine the winner, in their sole discretion.

Grand Prize Winner: The Edit with the highest number of votes at the end of the Round 4 voting period will be declared the potential Grand Prize winner. The potential Grand Prize winner will be announced at Redbullbracketreel.com on March 25, 2017. In the event of a tie, the Red Bull judges will determine the winner, in their sole discretion.

Alternate Winner Selection: After the close of the Promotion Period, select Red Bull athletes, chosen at Sponsor’s sole discretion, will choose three (3) Alternate Prize winners for: Best Cinematography, Best Riding, and the 100 Award from among all the Edits. The Red Bull athletes will judge the Edits based on the following criteria: (a) relevance to the prize category, (b) originality and (c) creativity, each as weighted in the Red Bull athletes’ sole discretion.  The potential Alternate Winners will be announced at Redbullbracketreel.com on March 25, 2017.

REQUIRED REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES: To be eligible, all Edits and Application Videos must comply with the following criteria (collectively, the “Required Representations and Warranties”):

  1. Your Application Video and Edit must be your own original work, created and shot by registered members of your team. It must not have been previously published, released, or distributed in any form. It must not have been entered into any other drawing or competition nor won any award. Modification of an existing video does not count as original for purposes of this Contest. The Application Video and Edit must not contain any material that would violate or infringe upon the rights of any person or entity including, without limitation, copyrights, trademarks, or rights of privacy or publicity, nor any material that is defamatory, threatening, indecent, obscene, offensive, unlawful, in violation of or contrary to any applicable laws or regulations, or any material which requires a license from any third party.
  2. You have the express consent of any identifiable persons that appear in your Application Video or Edit to their likeness being used in the ways set out in these Terms, including Red Bull’s right to use the Application Video or Edit for any future commercial purpose without restrictions. Upon request, you will obtain written consent of any such persons for Red Bull. All identifiable people appearing in the videos must be registered members of your team that have executed consent forms prior to submitting the Application Video or Edit.
  3. Except for Red Bull’s marks (addressed below), your Application Video and Edit must not feature any names, products or services of any company or entity or any third party trademarks, logos, trade dress or promotion of any brand, product, or service. Red Bull grants you the limited permission to display its marks and products in your Application Video and Edit solely for purposes of entering this Contest and subject to these Terms.
  4. Your Application Video and Edit must be appropriate for public viewing. Without limiting the foregoing, the Application Video and Edit must not be lewd, obscene, sexually explicit, pornographic, disparaging, defamatory, libelous, violate any laws or otherwise contain content which Red Bull in its sole discretion decides is inappropriate or objectionable. Your Application Video and Edit must also not disparage or cast a negative light on any person, entity, or brand, product, or service.

Application Videos and Edits that do not comply with the requirements in this section may not be eligible and, if entered into this Contest, may be disqualified at any time in Red Bull’s sole discretion. You agree to reimburse Red Bull and Red Bull Affiliates in full for any losses, damages, and expenses, including reasonable attorney fees, that they may sustain from you breaching any representation or warranty that you make by agreeing to these Terms. By entering, you warrant that your Application Video and Edit(s) complies with all of these Terms including those at (i)-(iv) above.

By entering, you grant to Red Bull a perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, sub-licensable, freely assignable license to reproduce your Application Video and Edit(s) and to otherwise use, exploit, copy, modify, adapt, edit, publish and display your Application Video and Edit in any form, manner, venue, media or technology now known or later developed for any and all purposes, including, without limitation, for purposes of trade, advertising, and promotion as Red Bull and its licensees or assignees determine, without further compensation, notification, or permission. Further, by entering, you hereby waive any moral rights that you may have in your Application Video and Edit(s) in favor of Red&nbdp;Bull.

By entering, you also grant to Red Bull the worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, fully sub-licensable, and freely transferable right, but not the obligation, to use any and all names, identities, titles, likenesses, distinctive appearances, physical likenesses, images, portraits, pictures, photographs (whether still or moving), screen personas, voices, vocal styles, statements, gestures, mannerisms, personalities, performance characteristics, biographical data, signatures, and any other indicia or imitations of identity or likeness listed, provided, referenced, or otherwise contained in your Application Video and Edit(s) (all attributes, collectively, per person, a “Persona”) for purposes of advertising and trade, in any format, medium, or technology now known or later developed without further notice, approval, or compensation, unless prohibited by law.

GRAND PRIZE: The one (1) Participating Team selected as the Grand Prize winner will, upon verification of eligibility, receive the following prize package:

  • A travel package comprised of (i) a round-trip economy cabin air transportation for up to seven (7) members of the Participating Team from the major airport nearest to the Participating Team’s university, as determined in Red Bull’s sole discretion, to the major airport nearest to the chosen ski-trip destination, as determined in Red Bull’s sole discretion;  (ii) lodging for three (3) nights in location lodge that sleeps at least seven (7) people (actual location to be determined by Red Bull in its sole discretion); and (iii) ground transportation between the destination airport and hotel and back.
  • Food for the Participating Team during the length of its stay. Provided food to be determined in Red Bull’s sole discretion.

Runner Up Prize: A Viewing Party near the Runner Up team’s university campus, as determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion. The viewing party will include food and drink for up to twenty (20) people to watch the Participating Team’s contest Edits. All other details of the viewing party will be determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion.

Alternative Prizes: The alternate prize winners will have a Viewing Party on or near the campus on which the alternate prize-winning team attends school. The viewing party will include food and drink for up to twenty (20) people to watch the Participating Team’s contest Edits. All other details of the viewing party will be determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion.

The approximate retail value of all prizes to be awarded in connection with this Contest is $10,000.  Only individuals registered with the winning team will be permitted to participate in the Grand Prize.

All travel arrangements must be made through Red Bull’s agent. Any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specifically provided herein (such as ski-equipment baggage and handling fees, security fees, gratuities, additional transportation, and incidental charges) are the responsibility of the winning entrant. Ground transportation may be provided in lieu of air transportation if winning entrant resides within a 200-mile radius of destination, and no compensation or substitution will be provided for difference in value. Winning entrant must possess and show valid travel documents, prior to departure (e.g., valid driver’s license, or other acceptable government-issued identification). Winning entrant must sign a Release of Liability/Publicity and any other documents provided to the entrant prior to ticketing and/or attendance on the trip or at any event(s). Once airline tickets have been ticketed, no changes by entrant will be permitted. Red Bull will determine airline, airports, flight itinerary, and hotel in its sole discretion. Travel and accommodation restrictions, conditions, and limitations may apply. Red Bull will not replace any lost, mutilated, or stolen tickets or travel vouchers.

All prizes are awarded "AS IS." Neither Red Bull nor Red Bull Affiliates make or offer any warranty or guarantee, either express or implied (including, without limitation, quality, authenticity, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose) in connection with this Contest or any prize. Prize details and availability are subject to change, in which case a prize of equal value may be substituted at Red Bull's sole discretion. Prizes consist only of the items listed, are non-transferable, with no cash redemption or substitution except at Red Bull's sole discretion. Prizes are subject to terms, conditions, expiration dates, and restrictions imposed by the manufacturer of the prize or issuer in the case of event tickets, gift cards, or other instruments. Federal, state, and local taxes on prizes, if any, and any other costs, fees and expenses not listed above as specifically included as part of the prize are the sole responsibility of winner. ALL TAXES ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER. An IRS form 1099 and other tax-related forms and documents may be issued by Red Bull if required by law.

NOTIFICATION: The potentially winning Participating Team will be notified by telephone or email provided during registration after it has been selected as a potential winner. Potential winner must respond to the notification message and provide all requested information within twenty-four (24) hours of the first contact or attempted contact from Red Bull or the potential prize may be forfeited. To claim any prize, Red Bull may require each member of the Participating Team that will participate in the Grand Prize to complete, sign, and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability Release/Publicity Release forms, and other applicable documents, which may require a social security number, before claiming any prize. All required documents must be completed and returned to Red Bull within five (5) days of the date and time listed on the documents. At Red Bull’s discretion, winner(s) may be required to produce picture or some other form of proper identification to claim any prize. Red Bull reserves the right to substitute any prize with prize of equal or greater value. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to timely claim the prize, is disqualified, fails to timely execute and return any required forms, or if the prize notification is returned as undeliverable, an alternate winner will be selected as solely determined by Red Bull. If by reason of printing or other error, more prizes are claimed than the number of prizes set forth in these Official Rules, a random drawing will be held to award the advertised number of prizes in the relevant category. Under no circumstances will more than the advertised number of prizes be awarded.

PUBLICITY & MARKETING: Submission of an entry in the Contest constitutes permission to Red Bull to use entrants’ name, identity, title, likeness, distinctive appearance, physical likeness, image, portrait, picture, photograph (whether still or moving), screen persona, voice, vocal style, statements, gesture, mannerism, personality, performance characteristic, biographical data, signature, and any other indicia or imitation of identity or likeness for purposes of advertising and trade, in any medium, without further notice, approval, or compensation, unless prohibited by law. Submission of contact information in connection with this Contest (whether or not required), including, without limitation, mailing address, phone number, email address, and/or Instagram handle during entry constitutes permission for Red Bull to use entrant’s personal information for purposes of administration of the Contest. You also may opt-in to be added to Red Bull’s customer database and to permit Red Bull to contact you in the future for promotional and other reasons. You may opt-out of receiving such communications as set forth in Red Bull’s Privacy Policy (located at www.redbull.com) or as provided within any such marketing materials (e.g., using the “Unsubscribe” feature provided in the footer of Red Bull’s e-mails). You understand that you are providing your information to Red Bull. The information you provide to Red Bull will only be used in accordance with Red Bull’s Privacy Policy.

NO LIABILITY & INDEMNIFICATION: By entering this Contest, you agree to release, discharge and hold harmless Red Bull, Red Bull Affiliates, Facebook, Inc., and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents and assigns (the “Released Parties”) from any claims, losses, and damages arising out of, or relating to, your participation in this Contest or any Contest-related activities (including, without limitation, the trip) and the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any prize awarded hereunder (including, without limitation, any misrepresentation made by you in connection with the Contest; any non-compliance by you with these Official Rules; claims brought by persons or entities other than the parties to these Official Rules arising from or related to your involvement with the Contest; acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in any Contest-related activity or participation in this Contest; any malfunction, error or other problem arising in connection with the collection, processing, or retention of entry information; or any typographical or other error in the printing, offering or announcement of any prize or winner). The foregoing includes, without limitation, any claim for personal injury, property loss or damage, or death arising in any way in connection with the Contest.

OTHER TERMS: Decisions of Red Bull on all matters related to the Contest are final and binding. Red Bull reserves the right to cancel or modify the Contest for any reason, including but not limited to, if fraud, misconduct or technical failures destroy the integrity of the Contest, or if a computer virus, bug, or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper administration of the Contest as determined by Red Bull, in its sole discretion. Red Bull reserves the right to disqualify or prohibit the participation of an individual if fraud or tampering is suspected, or if the individual fails to comply with any requirement of participation or with any provision in these Official Rules.

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL & CIVIL LAWS. SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY AND/OR SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY INDIVIDUAL MAKING ANY SUCH ATTEMPTS TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

GOVERNING LAW & MANDATORY ARBITRATION: Any disputes arising under this Contest and/or these Official Rules will be governed by relevant U.S. federal statutes and regulations and the internal laws of the State of California. Red Bull and each entrant agree that any such claim or dispute between the parties, or between a party and any agent, employee, successor, or assign of the other, related to this Contest and/or these Official Rules (including the applicability of this arbitration clause) shall be resolved by binding arbitration administered by the JAMS under its rules and procedures in effect when the claim is filed. The rules and procedures and other information, including information on fees, may be obtained from JAMS’ website (www.jamsadr.com) or by calling JAMS at 949-224-1810. Any award by the arbitrator(s) may be entered as a judgment in any court having jurisdiction.

RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY: Red Bull reserves the right to disqualify or prohibit the participation of an individual or team if fraud or tampering is suspected; if the individual or team fails to comply with any requirement of participation or with any provision in these Official Rules; if the individual’s or team’s behavior or communication at any point is disruptive, may or does cause damage or to any person, property, or reputation of Red Bull, or is otherwise not in accordance with all applicable laws and generally accepted social practices as determined in Red Bull’s sole discretion.

NO AFFILIATION WITH FACEBOOK: This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook® Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Contest should be directed to Red Bull, not Facebook.

SEVERABILITY: If any provision(s) of these Official Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.

WINNER LIST: To obtain a list of winners, go to Redbullbracketreel.com where the winners will be announced.

SPONSOR: Red Bull Media House North America, Inc., 1740 Stewart Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404.