Strider® Launches International Video Contest - STRIDER Bikes Rule

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Strider Video Contest - STRIDER Bikes Rule

Strider Sports Intl., Inc., the world’s premier manufacturer and marketer of children’s no-pedal balance bikes, today announced the launch of its international video contest, “STRIDER® Bikes Rule!”, which invites families to submit creative videos featuring the STRIDER experience. Participants will compete for 10 cash prizes ranging from $500 - $5,000, plus a $250 product voucher, for a total prize package of over $20,000!

“We want people to submit their Strider stories and show us how STRIDER Bikes impact their lives and the lives of their children,” said Ryan McFarland, CEO of Strider Sports International. “With over one million children around the world riding STRIDER Bikes, we know there are some amazing stories to share, and we are eager to watch those adventures.”

Video submissions will be judged based on the creativity and quality of the story. Submissions can range from short fictional movies to striding by a famous landmark, or taking a tour of the best local places to “Stride On!”

The winners will be chosen based on two categories. For the first category, “Staff Picks,” Strider staff will choose the top five winners, and for the second, “People’s Choice”, prizes will be based on quantity and quality of comments on the STRIDER YouTube Channel. Each category will award five lucky winners with a cash prize (USD) as well as a product voucher. The contest is free to enter and will be open from May 1 until June 25, 2015. Entries will be posted on the STRIDER YouTube Channel on July 2. Voting for the “People’s Choice” category will end at noon MDT on July 20 and the winners will be announced at http://www.striderbikes.com/blog/ on July 23.

Entries must be original, high-definition video, and will be accepted by e-mail to Strider Sports.


“STRIDER Bikes Rule!” Video Contest Rules and Regulations:

 

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  1. What Are We Looking For: The sky is the limit! Tell us your story; create a mini fictional movie, stride by a famous landmark, or take us on a tour of your favorite places to stride! Here are some fun examples from YouTube for themes; Biking with Dad, Camping STRIDER Fun, STRIDER Snow Fun, STRIDER Special Needs. Get your creative juices flowing…we want exciting, fun new ideas. Stride On! Proper safety gear is highly recommended.
  2. Prizes: Will be awarded in U.S. Dollars, and will be the same amount for each place in both categories. Winners who are not residents of the U.S. will receive their STRIDER product vouchers from their nearest STRIDER distributor.

Staff Pick

Prize Amounts (U.S. Dollars)

1st Place $ 5,000 + $250 Product Voucher
2nd Place $ 2,000 + $250 Product Voucher
3rd Place $ 1,000 + $250 Product Voucher
4th Place $ 500 + $250 Product Voucher
5th Place $ 250 + $250 Product Voucher

People's Choice

Prize Amount (U.S. Dollars)

1st Place $ 5,000 + $250 Product Voucher
2nd Place $ 2,000 + $250 Product Voucher
3rd Place $ 1,000 + $250 Product Voucher
4th Place $ 500 + $250 Product Voucher
5th Place $ 250 + $250 Product Voucher

  1. When: Entries will be accepted between May 1st, 2015 and June 25th, 2015. Entries will be posted on the STRIDER YouTube channel on July 2nd, 2015. Voting (see section 5 below) for the “People’s Choice” category will end at Noon M.S.T. on July 20th, 2015 and the winners will be announced at www.StriderBikes.com/Blog on July 23rd, 2015.
  2. Minimum Requirements for Entries:
    1. Video must be under 2 minutes 30 seconds in length and clearly show a STRIDER Bike within the first 10 seconds.
    2. Genuine STRIDER Bikes must be the only brand of balance bike in the video.
    3. Parental/Guardian permission for all children in the video must be included at the time of submission. (Click here to download a Release form)
    4. Digital copyright proof-of-purchase information for any music used in the video(s) must be included in the submission e-mail.
    5. Submissions must be shot in high-definition with a minimum of 720p and a minimum of 24 frames per second and must be submitted in one of the following formats: MPEG, WMV, AVI, or MOV.
  3. How Winners Will Be Chosen: There will be two categories with five winners in each.
    1. Staff Picks will be the top five videos as chosen by the staff of Strider Sports Int’l, Inc.
    2. People’s Choice will be the top five videos based on a combination of the quantity and quality of the comments on their videos (excluding those who have already won “Staff Picks”). Individuals are encouraged to share their video entries through social media, e-mail, and word of mouth to get friends and family to comment on them. If the same user submits multiple comments on an individual video, only the first comment will be considered. Only comments on the video entries uploaded on the STRIDER Bike YouTube channel will count toward the awards.
  4. How to Submit: Entries must be original, high-definition video. Entries will be accepted by e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - E-mailed video submissions should be submitted via a link from a common file-sharing service, i.e. Box.com, WeTransfer.com, or as a shared file on drive.google.com with “STRIDER Bikes Rule!” Video Contest as the subject. You can also send a dvd or usb drive by mail (Strider Sports Int’l, Inc; 2221 N. Plaza Dr.; Rapid City, SD 57702). By sending video and entering this contest, you are releasing the copyright of the video for use by Strider Sports International, Inc. for promotional purposes in perpetuity. The video will be uploaded to the STRIDER Bikes YouTube Channel. Please include Name and address with your video submission. You will receive a reply to the original e-mail entry upon receipt. Video submission and participation in the “STRIDER Bikes Rule!” Video Contest is deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions contained herein.
  5. Who Can Enter: Videos are welcome from all over the globe! The competition is free to enter, and is in no way associated with, affiliated with, or endorsed by YouTube. Entrants must be at least eighteen years old. Entrants may not be employed by Strider Sports Int’l, Inc., its distributors, or be residents of Cuba, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, Yemen, or other territories restricted by U.S. export controls and sanctions. Any entries which don’t comply with YouTube Terms of Service and Community Guidelines will be disqualified. Individuals may submit up to 3 entries, but can only win one prize.

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