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HSA Video Contest

HSA's member professions play an incredibly important role in modern health care and community social services. But it's not an easy story to tell.

On TV, doctors and nurses are everywhere, often depicted doing the specialized work of pharmacists, lab technologists, radiation technologists, social workers, counsellors and other key professionals in health care and community social services. The public needs to know more about who we are, and what we do. That's why HSA regularly advertizes on TV, radio and on line. But it's hard to fit all these professions in a 30-second spot.

So we need your help. Who better to tell our story than members themselves?

What's the most important thing the public needs to know about HSA? Is it the unique skills of your profession? The way our diverse professions hold the health care system together every day? The worsening impact of shortages and workload? The urgent need for more resources in community social services?

You decide. The winning videos, judged by fellow members and the general public, will receive cash prizes: $5000 for first prize, $3000 for second and $2000 for third.

Let's get creative!

Video Contest Rules

  • The deadline for submission of entries is 4:00 PM on January 31, 2017.
  • Entries which comply with these rules will be judged by the number of "likes" they receive on Facebook, during a set period of time following the deadline. Each video will be posted on HSA's Facebook page for an equal length of time. Members are encouraged to share their favourite videos widely to collect as many "likes" as possible.
  • Entrants must be current members of Health Sciences Association of BC as of January 31, 2017.
  • Entrants must complete the submission form  to confirm that they have full right and title to the entries submitted, and that such entries do not violate any prior copyright interests of any person, and further, each entrant agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Health Sciences Association from any claim or action arising out of any breach of copyright caused by such entry.
  • Where applicable, entrants much obtain approval from all individuals and/or organizations featured in their video entry. Entrants warrant and represent to HSA that each and every person or entity appearing in a submitted video has expressly permitted such inclusion.
  • Videos should be less than three minutes in length, unless content is incredibly engaging and warrants greater length.
  • Videos must aim to promote public awareness of the work of Health Sciences Association of BC or the work of one or more of its many member professions as vital to the delivery of specialized, quality, reliable and modern health care in BC.
  • Videos must not contain inappropriate content. This includes, but is not limited to: nudity, profanity, vulgar behavior, graphic violence, dangerous behavior or material that promotes prejudice, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination or exploitation based on race, sex, religion, disability, age or any other basis protected by law; and material that is likely to cause offence to any person, or to injure the name, reputation or standing of any person in any way, directly or indirectly.
  • All entries will be reviewed by HSA to ensure that the content of the entry is appropriate in nature and to ensure entries abide by the competition rules. HSA may, in their sole discretion, refuse any entry at any time. No entries will be returned to the entrant. The decisions of HSA in relation to this competition will be final and binding on all entrants.
  • HSA is not responsible or liable for any lost, late, incomplete, or invalid entry to the competition.
  • Upon submission, all entries become the exclusive property of HSA, and may be used in any and all future promotional and/or educational contexts as deemed appropriate. HSA shall have the unrestricted right to use, edit, publish, broadcast, or stream any or all of the video entries, as well as the name, picture, statements, biographical information and likeness of any and all participants without further approval or compensation.
  • By entering the content, each entrant unconditionally assigns and absolutely transfers to HSA in perpetuity any and all rights, titles and interests in each video entry including, without limitation, all copyrights and the exclusive right to use, duplicate and exhibit, and to authorize others to use, duplicate and exhibit, its video entry.
  • By entering the contest, entrants are hereby deemed to acknowledge that they are solely responsible for their own entries and the consequences of submitting them to the competition site, and warrant that their entries are their original work or used with permission from the artist (including any video and audio used in the film) and do not impinge on any other person's rights.
  • This contest is subject to all Federal, Provincial, and local laws.

Submission Form

Click here to complete the submission form