SchoolTube account required for entry. If you do not have an account, you may sign up for one at no charge at SchoolTube.

To enter, follow the instructions on the main contest website and upload your animation through your SchoolTube account. Submitted animations should be less than 2-minutes in length and must contain only your clay, paper, or other creation. Submitted animations must not show people, and must not show products, trademarks, logos, or copyrighted materials. Entrants not conforming to these restrictions may be disqualified.

Open to US and Canadian students ages 7 to 18 in K-12 schools. Participants under 18 must obtain permission of a parent or legal guardian in order to enter. Offer void where prohibited or restricted by law.

Employees of Tool Factory ("Sponsor"), Stop Motion Pro, and SchoolTube and their respective affiliates and subsidiaries, advertising/promotions agencies and their immediate families are not eligible to participate.

By participating, each entrant represents to Sponsor that entrant's submitted materials are of his or her own creation, that entrant owns all materials submitted or that entrant has the unencumbered legal right to use the materials submitted for the purposes of the Contest. Each entrant further represents to Sponsor that such materials do not infringe any third party copyrights or other third party intellectual property rights. Each entrant agrees to indemnify Sponsor for any and all losses resulting from the invalidity or inaccuracy of such representations.

Contest begins 12:01 am EST April 27, 2012. Entries must be received not later than 11:59 pm EST May 29, 2012.

One (1) Judge's Choice Grand Prize winner, and two (2) People's Choice Prize winners will be selected from all eligible entries. Entries will be judged based on originality (50%) and creativity (50%). Estimated total retail value of each prize: Judge's Choice Grand Prize (Student Portion: $1700.00; School Portion: $1850.00), People's Choice Prize ($250.00). All winners will be notified by email. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value. Contestants are eligible to win only one prize.

Grand Prize consists of airfare for two (winner and a parent or guardian) from the major airport closest to the winner's home, hotel accommodations (dual occupancy), car rental allowance, and admission for two to the Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival.

Prize winner is responsible for securing a passport or any documents necessary for travel to the film festival located in Montreal, PQ (Canada).

Prize winners are solely responsible for any taxes due as a result of winning a prize.

Tool Factory, Inc. and its affiliates and subsidiaries are not responsible for late, lost, misdirected, mutilated or damaged entries, nor for any entries not received due to computer or network malfunction, whatever the cause. Entries featuring content deemed by the judges to be inappropriate for children's viewing will be disqualified. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned, and entries may be used by any contest sponsor for any promotional purpose. By participating in this contest, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules, and decisions of the Judges, which shall be final. Judges will be selected from sponsoring organizations: Tool Factory, Stop Motion Pro, SchoolTube, and John Lemmon Films.

By acceptance of prize, winners consent to the use of their name/likeness/entry materials in any manner by Sponsor for advertising/trade without further compensation unless prohibited by law. By accepting any prize, winners agree to hold the Sponsor harmless against any and all claims, damage, injury caused or liability related to the administration of this contest, participation in this promotion, and/or the use or redemption of a prize.

In order to be awarded a prize, potential winners must complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release of Liability and Publicity Release form, which will be included in the winner notification email. Forms must be completed and returned within 14 days of sending, or the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected. Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost or misdirected mailings.

Traveling companions (or parent/legal guardian if winner is a minor) of the Judge's choice Grand Prize Winner must also complete and return a Release of Liability within 14 days of the winner notification. If Grand Prize Winner is a minor, winner's parent/legal guardian will be required to accompany winner on trip and will count as the winner's guest. All travelers must agree to depart and return on dates to be specified by the Sponsor; dates of departure and return are subject to change.

In the event a potential prize winner is deemed ineligible or fails to return the required prize winner documents within the allotted time, Sponsor will select an alternate winner from among all remaining eligible entries. All prizes will be awarded.

No substitution or transfer of prizes permitted. Sponsor is not responsible for printing errors in the contest informational materials. Under no circumstances will more than the specified number of prizes be awarded.

Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entrant suspected to fraud, or of attempting in any way to unfairly manipulate the outcome of the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, suspend, or modify in whole or in part the Contest should any factor (including but not limited to fraud or security breach) interfere with the Contest's proper conduct as contemplated by these Official Rules, or if Sponsor believes that the Contest has been or will be compromised in any way.

For a list of prize winners, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to (Tool Factory, Inc., High Seas Animation Contest, 3336 Sunderland Hill Road, Sunderland, VT 05250) not later than September 30, 2012.

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