Waiver and Release
Please complete this form and answer all questions. Your entry will not be considered if it has any incomplete fields or if any questions are not answered. You may download this form, complete it, and attach it to your emailed entry OR you may mail your essay or video, along with your entry form, so that it is postmarked before 11:59 PM Eastern time on Tuesday, August 9, 2011.
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Contest Entry Application
- FIRST NAME:
- I AM 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER
- I HAVE NEVER BEEN EMPLOYED BY THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION*:
- NEITHER I NOR MY EMPLOYER ARE CONTRACTORS TO THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION?*
- I AM NOT RELATED TO, OR A MEMBER OF A HOUSEHOLD OF, A CURRENT OR FORMER EMPLOYEE OR CONTRACTOR OF THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION*
- IF YOUR ENTRY IS SELECTED AS A FINALIST, YOU WILL BE CONTACTED FOR MORE INFORMATION FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2011.
- I have signed this application and the attached release and waiver on the [DAY] of [MONTH], 2011. I affirm that the statements made by me herein are accurate and truthful. I also affirm that I understand that my essay or my video may be displayed on the National Archives and Records Administration’s website, social media sites and print media and that, if I am a semi-finalist, my entry will be posted online for a public vote to determine the winners of this contest.
- PRINT NAME:
*If so, please know that your entry is not eligible for a prize and cannot be selected as a semi-finalist or finalist.
Release and Waiver
In consideration for the opportunity to submit my Essay or Video and Entry Application to participate as an applicant in the I Found It In The National Archives contest being sponsored by The National Archives and Records Administration and for other good and valuable consideration, I irrevocably give The National Archives and Records Administration and its agents and contractors the right and permission to use, copy, alter, distribute, publish, broadcast, and display the Essay or Video that I have submitted; photographs and images of me that I have provided or that they will create; my voice and likeness; my name; the city, state, or province in which I live; and other information and material included in my Entry Application, on The National Archives and Records Administration website, elsewhere on the Internet, in advertising and promotional materials, and in any other medium or format for any purpose related to the I Found It In The National Archives contest.
I acknowledge and agree that if I am selected as a finalist for the I Found It In The National Archives contest, The National Archives and Records Administration may post the Essay or the Video on the Internet and allow the public to vote and comment on the material and on whether I should be chosen as the winner of the I Found It In The National Archives contest sponsored by The National Archives and Records Administration.
I waive any right to royalties or other payment for the use of my Essay and photo or Video and I also waive the right to inspect or approve The National Archives and Records Administration use of the Essay and photo or Video and other materials that The National Archives and Records Administration may use with them.
I attest that there is no copyrighted material in my Essay or Video.
I release and waive and agree to hold The National Archives and Records Administration, its agents, and its contractors harmless from any claims, damages, or liabilities resulting from their use of the Essay or Video and I agree not to bring any such claims against the released parties at any time in the future. This includes, but is not limited to, claims for violation of publicity rights and privacy rights, claims based on moral rights, claims for intrusion, claims for defamation, claims for fraud, claims for infliction of emotional distress, and claims for copyright or other intellectual property infringement, whether those claims may be based on statutes or the common law.
I represent and warrant to The National Archives and Records Administration that: The Essay or Video is my original work. I have not granted anyone else any rights to use, distribute, publish, broadcast, or display the Essay or Video. I have the full right and authority to execute this Release and Waiver. I have all rights necessary to grant the rights, waivers, and releases granted in this Release and Waiver. I have read this Release and Waiver and I fully understand it. All statements and information included in my Entry Application and any other statements and information that I provided to or will provide to The National Archives and Records Administration are true and complete.