9GAG Fun Off Contest FAQ
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1. Why should I submit my video to 9GAG?
Because 9GAG is a leading entertainment platform with global influence. As of August 2017, we have over 36M followers on Facebook, 41.5M on Instagram and 100M daily views on 9gag.com; these numbers are still counting and going strong. With our help, your video can easily reach millions of new viewers and drive massive traffic to your social pages.
At 9GAG, our motto is "Go Fun the World". We value every fun idea from amazing creators like you. Together we can make the world a happier place.
2. How will I benefit from joining 9GAG Fun Off?
Apart from the perks listed above, we've prepared generous prizes for the winners. Every week our editors will pick 3 outstanding videos, whose creators will each receive a prize of US$100. But it doesn't stop there. After 3 months, a champion will take home a grand prize of US$100,000.
3. How can I submit my video(s)?
You can upload your video to YouTube, Instagram, Google Drive, or any platform where we can download your video. Then, simply go to submission website (in progress), fill out your name and email address (yes, that's all!) and attach the link to your video.
You can submit as many videos as you like. Make sure you fill in the right email address and check your mailbox regularly.
4. When do I need to submit my video(s)?
Please make sure to submit your video and fill in all the required information before Dec 4, 2017. Don’t miss the shot!
5. Do I need to pay any fee to enter the Fun Off contest?
No. You can submit your videos and get them featured for free. However, any cost arising from the production or legal issues of your contents will be borne by you or your production team.
6. Which type of videos should I submit to win the prizes?
The funniest of the funniest videos. Popular topics include relationships, animals, remixes, savage stories and satisfying processes. Bonus points if you can come up with something we’ve never seen before! Just let your creative juice run wild.
7. Which types of videos should NOT be submitted?
Your video should not contain:
- violence, gory and harmful content;
- hate speech and bullying;
- spamming, manipulation and multiple account abuse
- deceptive content;
- personal and confidential information
- illegal activities;
- copyrighted and trademarked content.
- For details, please read the 9GAG Rules.
8. Who will decide the winners?
Our editors will go through several rounds to pick the funniest videos. We may also share your video on our social media and observe the community’s response for our reference.
9. How will 9GAG use my video?
9GAG may publish your video on our website, official pages on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or/and YouTube, and/or our partner websites or social pages, with proper credit to any of your social pages. We may remove it from our pages in case of undesirable public reaction.
We'll insert our campaign logo into your video. We may also trim the video to a more appealing length. NO excessive editing will be put into your video without your permission.
10. How will I be credited as the creator?
We'll tag your social page on the same media platform where the post is published, if any. Otherwise, we'll write your preferred name in the post description and add links to your social pages whenever possible.
For the detailed crediting format, please refer to our usual practices for each social media platform.
11. How do I know if 9GAG is going to use my video?
We'll notify you shortly after the video has been published on any of our platforms.
In case of commercial opportunities, we'll discuss terms and profit sharing details with you individually.
12. Can I retain the ownership of my video?
Yes. You'll remain as the owner of your content, while giving 9GAG the full right to use your video.
13. Can I pass the ownership of my video to a third party?
No. By entering the contest, you declare that you're the owner of the video and entitle 9GAG to the full right to use your video.
However, you may permit a third party to share your video non-exclusively, given that the third party is aware of 9GAG's full right to use the video.
14. Can I view the videos submitted by other creators?
You may see other competing videos on our social media pages. But for privacy reasons, we will not distribute the information of other participants.
15. When/ how will I know the results of the Fun Off contest?
We'll reach out to you through the contact information you provide us if you've won the weekly/ grand prize. You can also stay tuned to our Fun Off homepage (in progress) and watch the winning videos every week.
16. If I win the Fun Off contest, how will I receive the reward?
We'll reach out to you through your contact information and send you the reward through PayPal. 9GAG is not liable for any financial loss caused by false information.