NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Void where prohibited. The ikan Short Film Contest ("The Contest") begins on April 11, 2011 and ends on September 6, 2011. Finalists will be announced on or around October 24, 2011. Winners will be announced on or around November 6, 2011.

ELIGIBILITY
Open only to end-users. Employees of ikan, any ikan dealer or any affiliate/representative of a Celebrity Judge (collectively "Judges"), and each of their respective parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising or promotional agencies, their immediate family members, and any persons domiciled with such employees, are not eligible. Entrants must be 18 years of age, or have the consent of legal guardian to participate in contest.

HOW TO ENTER
Decide on whether to utilize narrative (actors and a script) or documentary (real-life) to best convey your message. Once you've shot and edited your short film of no more than 3 ½ minutes, go to Vimeo.com and join the "Where's the Missing Piece?" group in order to upload your video to the contest channel. Then, visit this page to download, fill out and send in your entry form.

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RULES FOR SUBMISSION
Submissions must be original, unpublished, created solely by the Entrant(s), and predominantly written and spoken in English. All entry submissions must not infringe on any third party rights and if applicable, entrant has obtained permission from anyone who helped direct or produce the film, including a representation from the person(s) that their contribution to the film does not violate third party rights. By submitting your entry, you are stating to ikan that you have secured any and all rights necessary for any and all content included in your short film. At any point, ikan may request any and all release agreements and/or content sources for your short film. Please note that if you are under 18, you must have your parent's or legal guardian's consent to enter the contest and grant sponsors the rights you grant in these rules. ikan shall have the right to edit and publish all entries as ikan deems fit and may publish and republish in whole or in part in all media now known or hereafter devised in perpetuity without additional compensation. Entries will not be acknowledged or returned. You may enter as many times as you wish. Illegible entries are void. Submission of an Entry further constitutes the Entrant's consent or in the case of a minor, the parent's or legal guardian's consent, to irrevocably assign and transfer to Sponsors any and all rights, title, and interests in Entry, including, without limitation, all copyrights, and to use Entrants' names, hometowns, and likenesses and biographies without further compensation, for advertising or publicity purposes (except where prohibited by law). This is not an express or implied application for employment.

JUDGING
Preliminary Round: On or shortly after October 24, 2011, a group of appropriate finalists will be chosen by no less than five employees of ikan based on the following weighted criteria:

  1. Adherence to the Theme
  2. Technical Proficiency
  3. Creativity & Originality of the Story and the Method of Storytelling
  4. Positive Product and/or Brand Promotion

If Sponsor receives fewer than 10 total qualifying entries, ikan reserve the right to terminate the contest.

Celebrity Judging Round: On or about October 24, 2011, the name of each finalist selected, along with their Film, will be posted on ikancorp.com, where visitors will be able to view the films. Our panel of celebrity judges will view each short film and then judge them based on the same criteria as the Preliminary Round.

Winner Announcement: On or about November 6, 2011, the three winners will be announced and posted to the homepage of ikancorp.com and on the Vimeo channel. The decisions of the ikan judges, as well as the Celebrity Judges, are final and Entrants agree to be bound by these decisions.

FIRST PLACE
Subject to eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules, the Grand Prize Winner will be awarded the stated prize package (as appears in the prize listing).

SECOND PLACE
Subject to eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules, the Second Place Winner will be awarded the stated prize package (as appears in the prize listing).

THIRD PLACE
Subject to eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules, the Second Place Winner will be awarded the stated prize package (as appears in the prize listing).

SHIPPING
All shipping costs, tariffs, import duties and other shipping-related payments not specified herein are the sole responsibility of the Winner(s) of Record.

TAXES
All taxes and/or other compensatory reporting fines not specified herein are the sole responsibility of the Winner(s) of Record.
GENERAL CONDITIONS AND RELEASES
(1) By entering, you agree to be featured in advertising for ikan, both in print and online. (2) By entering you agree (except where prohibited by law) that Sponsors may use your name, city, state, likeness, appearance, and voice in connection with this Contest and its promotion without any additional compensation. (3) Except where prohibited by law, all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the Entrant and Sponsors in connection with the Contests, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the state of Texas, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether the state of Texas or any other jurisdiction) which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the state of Houston. If any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to the Official Rules, or the breach of any term hereof, cannot be otherwise resolved, it shall be resolved by binding arbitration conducted in the County of Harris in the City of Houston. (4) No substitution, transfer, or cash equivalent for prize (or prize components) except that ikan may substitute a prize (or prize component) of equal or lesser value for any reason.

DISCLAIMER
All Entrants assume all liability for any injury or damages caused or claimed to be caused by their participation in this contest. ALL NOMINEES RELEASE IKAN AND THEIR RESPECTIVE ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION AGENCIES, THEIR PARENT, SUBSIDIARIES, AND JOINT VENTURE COMPANIES, AS WELL AS THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AND EMPLOYEES, FROM ANY SUCH LIABILITY.

Sponsors, or their respective advertising and promotion agencies, their parent, subsidiary, and joint venture companies, as well as their respective officers, directors, and employees assume no responsibility for any injury (including but not limited to any personal injury), damage, or losses of any kind to any Entrant, or to any Entrant's or other person's computer, relating to or resulting from participating in this contest. The Sponsors and their respective advertising and promotion agencies, their parent, subsidiary, and joint venture companies, as well as their respective officers, directors, and employees are not responsible for mail-in entries that are illegible, incomplete, late, lost, or postage due, nor for technical, hardware, software, or telephone malfunctions of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled, or delayed electronic communications caused by the user or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this event or by any human error which may occur in the processing of the entries in this event. If for any reason the Competition is not capable of running as originally planned, or if infection by a computer (or similar) virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, actions by Entrants, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes, in the sole opinion of Sponsors corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Competition, Sponsors reserve the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual implicated in such action and/or to cancel, terminate, extend, modify, or suspend the Competition, and select the Winner from all eligible entries received. Sponsors reserve the right to terminate the entry period prior to its scheduled end date and to choose among entries received prior to the date of such termination.

WINNER'S LIST
For names of winners, please visit www.ikanseeit.com.

IKAN CONTACT INFORMATION
Ikan Corporation
3903 Stoney Brook Dr.
Houston, Tx 77063
Phone: 713-272-8822
Email: marketing@ikancorp.com

NOTICES
Notices given by Ikan to You will be given by a general posting on the Site, via Private Message on Vimeo or by an e-mail, if an e- mail address is available. Notices to Ikan must be sent by conventional mail to the above mailing address.