What is a parody? A parody is an imitation of the style of a particular writer, artist, or genre with deliberate exaggeration for comic effect.
Your task is to create a “G” rated, memorable and catchy Diamond and Diamond Lawyers parody commercial. The theme of your comical creation should be about a type of personal injury accident – car accident, pedestrian accident, motorcycle wreck, large truck collision – you get the picture. Just make it brief and make it memorable.
The winning video will be judged on originality, effective messaging, and adherence to rules and requirements.
Contestants are invited to come up with their own version of a tastefully, creative, and original “Diamond and Diamond” style TV commercial. The top three entrants will be awarded a 1st ($2,500), 2nd ($1,500), or 3rd ($1,000) place cash prize, bragging rights, and the chance to have their commercial shown on local TV. No purchase of services is necessary to enter or win. Entering also does not establish any type of client/attorney relationship. Contest submission runs from October 1, 2023 at 6:00 a.m. EST thru November 1, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. EST.
There are just a few requirements…OF COURSE there have to be a few requirements for your video and to officially enter the contest:
Other than that, have some fun with it. Video quality doesn’t need to be perfect; you can film it with a high quality production camera or your cell phone. You can include background music, as long as it’s royalty free. Use action figures, clay animation, drawings, Legos… or any other props that gets the point across, that the attorneys at Diamond and Diamond are the way to go!
Keep it clean. Your video must be tasteful and not contain material which is (or promotes activities which are) sexually explicit, obscene, pornographic, violent, self-mutilating (e.g., relating to murder, the sales of weapons, animal or human cruelty/abuse, etc.), discriminatory (based on race, sex, religion, natural origin, physical disability, sexual orientation or age), illegal (i.e. underage drinking, substance abuse, computer hacking, etc.), offensive (offensive language, crude references or images, etc.) threatening, profane, and/or harassing.
Keep it legal. You must be 18 years of age or older, OR if you are under 18 you must be able to provide written consent from a parent or legal guardian to feature and publicly display a Video Submission that features a minor under the age of 18 on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, or TikTok. You must also have authorized permission to use any image, likeness, or voice of any third party used in the production of your video. Additionally, you must not violate or infringe on another person’s rights, including but not limited to material that violates privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement. (Video Submissions must not include third party trademarks, logos, insignia, location signage, photographs, artwork, or sculptures.)
By entering, each Entrant represents and warrants that his or her entry does not and will not defame or otherwise violate the rights of any third party and does not and will not violate any federal, state, or local laws or ordinances. Diamond and Diamond Lawyers reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any entry that it believes violates any of the Video Submission Requirements, does not otherwise comply with these Official Rules, or that is not consistent with the spirit and theme of the Contest.
Entrant also waives any and all moral rights in the Video Submission with respect to any use by Diamond and Diamond Lawyers, partner law firms, or assigns. Diamond and Diamond Lawyers and its designees shall have the perpetual, worldwide right to publish and use the entries in any way, and in any media for trade, advertising, promotional, and/or other purposes as they and/or its designees may determine without further consideration to Entrant or any third party.
Lastly, your video must also comply with the terms of service and specifications for user submissions and/or video uploads for the platform you are using, located at http://www.youtube.com/t/terms, https://www.facebook.com/terms.php, https://help.instagram.com/581066165581870, https://www.tiktok.com/legal/page/us/terms-of-service/en, and as may otherwise be posted on the respective websites. Be sure to read over all the technical legalese below, that us lawyers like to write, before you submit your commercial.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN
Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules. The Diamond and Diamond Lawyers Commercial Parody Video Contest submission period commences at 6:00 a.m. EST on October 1, 2023 and ends at 12:00 p.m. (noon) EST on November 1, 2023.
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