“Inspired by Israel” Video Contest Official Rules



The Inspired by Israel Video Contest is open to the public from around the world.  The competition is sponsored by the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation. The goal of this contest is to inspire the International Pro-Israel community to take a more active role in creating great video content that will inform, educate, and inspire people about the Land of Israel.


The theme of this video contest is Inspired by Israel.”  Any video that draws attention to Israel’s immense value to the world and/or seeks to spread an important pro-Israel message may be eligible for this contest.


All participants must register in order to be eligible for the contest. All videos must be uploaded via the online registration form at http://www.israelvideonetwork.com/submit-your-video/.  Contestants must supply all details required by the registration and submission forms and comply with all rules to be eligible to participate in the competition. If submitting a video as a group, designate one representative to be the contact person. In the case their group video wins a prize, this person will also be the contact person to receive the prize.  Videos submitted may not be uploaded to any other platform for the duration of the contest – until the conclusion of the voting period.


All entries must be received by July 23rd.  Any entries received after this time will not be part of this competition.  Israel Video Network does not accept responsibility for late or lost entries. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt. Please check your email for confirmation that we have received your video.

  • May 23rd 2018 – Contest Opens
  • June 24th 2018 – Registration deadline, Submission period begins
  • July 23rd – Submissions due by 11:59pm EST
  • August 6th – Voting period begins
  • August 13th – Voting ends August 13th 2018 at 11:59pm EST
  • End of August – Winners announced! Award ceremony TBA


Videos are recommended to be no more than 4 minutes long.  There is no minimum length.

Videos must be original creations. Submissions cannot contain copyrighted music or images, unless there is clear authorization of proof to use them or they fall under generally accepted fair use guidelines. When filming people, participants must ensure the subjects have given their consent. By submitting a video to this contest you affirm that no copyright law has been infringed on. You will be required to provide proof of authorization and/or compliance with fair use if your video contains any non-original footage, music or images.

Videos should be submitted in either avi, mov or mp4 format.

All videos must be newly created videos that have never been uploaded to any other public platform. Videos submitted may not be uploaded to any other platform for the duration of the contest – until the end of the voting period. You can create and share a short trailer of your video as long as most of the video does not appear in the trailer and it is 30 seconds or shorter in length. If someone creates a promo in violation of the above, they can be disqualified from the competition.

Violence, excessive profanity, sexually explicit content, libel and/or attacks on individuals or organizations may not be depicted in any form.  Videos should not invade privacy, reveal other people’s personal information or display predatory behavior.  Videos must not contain material that promotes intolerance, harassment, intimidation, racism, hatred or harm against any group, individual or organization or promote discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.

12Tribe Films reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify and delete any entry it deems to be offensive, inappropriate, derogatory and libelous, or not in keeping with the competition theme or that is otherwise not in compliance with the official contest rules at any time.


All videos submitted to the Israel Video Contest will be judged in two stages.

  1. Stage One – Voting Period

The voting period will begin on August 6th and end on August 13th.  During the voting period, anyone can vote for your video once. In order to cast your vote, you will need a valid Facebook, Gmail, LinkedIn or Yahoo account. The top 10 videos that receive the most votes will then be sent to judges who will make the final determination on the top 10 winners. The other 6 winners will be distributed based on voting rank alone, without any further judgment. In the event of a voting tie, prize-money will be split between the winners that are tied. The 3 additional staff-choice awards will be picked following the judgment period.

While all videos that are eligible will be uploaded and embedded to the site, your video will not necessarily be posted on any of our Facebook pages or newsletters. We reserve the right to distribute content based on quality and performance. It is your responsibility to get friends and family and as many people as possible to vote for your video!

NOTE: The voting system may not work properly if one has Adblock installed on one’s web browser.

Videos that receive “fake votes” from websites such as Fiverr will be disqualified.

If a contestant wants to appeal the disqualification of a video due to “Fake votes”, it is the responsibility of the contestant to provide evidence that clearly shows that voting anomalies do not represent any form of vote buying or cheating.

  1. Stage Two – Judgment Period

A group of independent judges will have approximately one month to determine the top 10 prize winners.  It is crucial that your video content seeks to inform, educate, and/or inspire people about the Land of Israel.
The criteria for judgment will be as follows:
40% – The level of creativity of the video
40% – The quality of the videos script and/or message
10% – The level of production of the video
5% – The amount of votes the video received on the IsraelVideoNetwork.com website during the contest
5% – The amount of views the video received on theIsraelVideoNetwork.com website during the contest


A total of nineteen awards will be given. Each entrant, individual or group, may only win one award.

1 x Grand Prize Winner – $8000

1 x 1st Prize Winner – $4000

2 x 2nd Prize Winners – $1000

3 x 3rd Prize Winners of $500

4 x 4th Prize Winners of $250

5 x Runner-Up Winners of $100

Three other staff-choice awards of $1000 each will be nominated and awarded based on the votes of the staff of Israel Video Network. If you win one of the top four prizes you are not eligible for this prize. All other contestants are eligible for this prize regardless of how many votes your video receives. Each video may only win one prize.

12Tribe Films reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to suspend, modify or terminate the contest.

Any attempt by a contestant to influence the result or subvert the competition, beyond encouraging people to vote may lead to immediate disqualification.  12Tribe Films reserves the option to not select a winner or winners if entries received are judged to be of insufficient quality or quantity. If a winning entrant is unable to be contacted after reasonable attempts have been made to do so, the video competition reserves the right to offer the prize to the contestant with the next best entry.

For any contestant under the age of 18, prize money will only be sent to a parent or legal guardian.

All wire fees incurred from transferring the awards will be deducted from the prize awarded to the winners. If wire fees exceed 20% of the total prize we will send you the prize as either an Amazon or Paypal gift card of your choice.


Winners will be notified by email and/or telephone in the days following the announcement of the winners.


The video creator will retain all rights to any video submitted — including ownership, if applicable.

In addition, by entering the competition, the video creator grants 12Tribe Films and The Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation a royalty-free, non-exclusive right, in perpetuity, to:

Use the video in an any form, media channel or social media page both in print and online video.

Show the video in exhibits at an event.

Keep the files provided, archive the images or footage on CD, DVD or in other electronic forms, so that the videos can be used to support our mission and be properly credited.


No liability or responsibility is assumed by 12Tribe Films,the Milstein Family Foundation, their directors, officers, employees, agents and affiliates (the “Organizers”)resulting from submitter’s participation in the contest or attempt to participate in the contest including but not limited to ability or inability to upload or download any information in connection with the contest.

No responsibility or liability is assumed by the organizers for technical problems or technical malfunction arising in connection with any of the following occurrences which may affect the operation of the contest: hardware or software errors; faulty computer, cable, satellite, network, electronic, Internet connectivity or other online or network communication problems; errors or limitations of any Internet service providers, servers, hosts or other providers; garbled, jumbled or faulty data transmissions; failure of any online transmissions to be sent or received; lost, late, delayed or intercepted transmissions; inaccessibility of the website in whole or in part for any reason; traffic congestion on the Internet or the website; unauthorized human or non-human intervention of the operation of the contest, including without limitation, unauthorized tampering, hacking, theft, virus, bugs, or worms; or destruction of any aspect of the contest, or loss, miscount, misdirection, inaccessibility or unavailability of an email account used in connection with the contest.

The organizers are not responsible for any printing, typographical, technical, computer, network or human error which may occur in the administration of the contest, the uploading, the processing or judging of submissions or votes or the tabulating of votes, the announcement of the prizes or in any contest-related materials. Use of website is at user’s own risk.

The organizers are not responsible for any personal injury or property damage or losses of any kind which may be sustained to user’s or any other person’s computer equipment resulting from participation in the contest.

Should any portion of the contest be, in organizer’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, technical failures or other causes which, in the sole opinion of organizers, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or uploading of submissions, organizers reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the contest, and select the winners from eligible submissions received prior to action taken or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by the organizers.

By participating in the contest, submitters (and submitter’s parent or legal guardian if Submitter is a minor) agree (a) to release 12Tribe Films and parties donating prizes from any and all claims, damages or liabilities arising from or relating to such submitter’s participation in the contest; and (b) participants waive all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential, or any other damages; and (c) defend and indemnify and hold harmless the Organizers from and against all allegations, claims, actions, suits, demands, damages, liabilities, obligations, losses, settlements, judgments, costs and expenses (including without limitation attorneys’ fees and costs) which arise out of, relate to or result from any act or omission of submitter.

The Organizers, in their sole discretion, may find a finalist/winner to be ineligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected.

All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Contest Rules, or the rights and obligations of submitter and Organizers in connection with the competition, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of California, USA.