The REALTOR® Pledge Video (Contest) is sponsored by the Washington Association of REALTORS®.

1. Eligibility

Every Washington REALTOR® member in good standing is eligible to participate in this Contest. Video entries must be made by and shared by Washington REALTOR® members.

Void where prohibited by law. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations in the United States. Employees and independent contractors of Washington REALTORS®, and any other individual or entity involved in the development, promotion, or execution of the Contest, and the immediate family members and household members of each are not eligible. Videos that do not comply with the rules will be disqualified.

2. Contest Entry Period

The Contest begins on Friday, August 18, 2017, and ends at 11:59 P.M.PST on September 15, 2017.  Judging will take place on September 20, 2017.

3. Video Content Requirements

The content of the video must the REALTOR Pledge in either written or spoken form:

I am a REALTOR®. I pledge myself: To strive to be honorable and to abide by the golden rule; To strive to serve well my community and through it, my country: To abide by the REALTORS’® Code of Ethics and to strive to conform my conduct to its aspirational ideals; To act honestly in all real estate dealings; To protect the individual right of real estate ownership and to widen the opportunity to enjoy it; To seek better to represent my clients by building my knowledge and competence.

Video entries must contain the member's name, firm name, and the full names of all individuals who appear in the video.

Submission of a video constitutes representation and warranty that the entrant owns or has obtained all rights necessary to the sounds, words, text, images, music, and other material included in the video and that it does not infringe and is not subject to any claim that it violates the intellectual property or other rights of any third party. Submission of a video constitutes certification that the entrant (i) is the owner of the video, (ii) is able and authorized to submit it, and (iii) has received the consent of every individual pictured or recorded to submit the video as set forth in these rules.

Do not submit videos that are off-topic, contain personal attacks or are otherwise abusive, threatening, unlawful, harassing, discriminatory, libelous, obscene, or false, or that infringe the rights of any person or entity.

4. Method of Entry

Members are asked to post their video through social media channels Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and/or Pinterest. Members must use the hashtag #REALTORPledge somewhere in the description so it will be searchable by judges. The video posted must stay live until at least September 20, 2017.  Only one video per member will be counted for consideration.

Entrants must have and utilize their own social media channels to participate.  Member's full name must be included somewhere in the description and in the social media account.  

Washington REALTORS® will not accept videos submitted through the mail. No entries will be returned. Incomplete entries may be disqualified.

5. Finalist Selection

Following the September 15th, 2017 close of the video submission period, a panel of judges comprised of Washington REALTORS Communications Committee will review all entries by searching #REALTORPledge hashtag on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, and Twitter.  

Judges will select the winning five(5) videos based on the following criteria:

  1. Content: Must contain the full REALTOR® Pledge in written or spoken form.
  2. Messaging: Clarity and pacing of video.
  3. Creativity: Originality; ability to capture audience attention.
  4. Most Engagement:  The videos with the most likes, retweets, shares, pins, and comments.

Winners will be contacted by Washington REALTORS® Staff and winners will be announced via social media on September 20th.

6. Prizes

Winners will each receive an gift card in the value of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00), and the videos will be published on and shared through the Washington REALTORS® social media channels.

7. Prize Restrictions

No substitution of prizes is permitted except at the sole discretion of Washington REALTORS®. Any federal, state, or local taxes on prizes and any expenses related to the acceptance and use of the prizes not specified herein as being awarded are the exclusive responsibility of the winner.

8. Authorization and Release

By submitting a video, entrant consents to Washington REALTORS'® use or non-use of the video, and of the names, likeness, voices, and biographical information of anyone appearing in the video for promotional and other purposes without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law. Entrant also gives Washington REALTORS® an irrevocable license to use, publish, edit, adapt, and modify submitted videos in any way and in any and all media now known of hereafter invented worldwide, without limitation or compensation. Washington REALTORS® may use or not use your video submission in its sole discretion and judgment. By submitting the video, entrant agrees to release, and to indemnify, save and hold harmless, Washington REALTORS® and its members, officers, directors, employees, independent contractors, representatives, affiliates, and agents from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Contest.

9. Limitation of Liability

Washington REALTORS® is not responsible for printing, typographical, human, or other errors of any kind in any Contest-related materials. Washington REALTORS® shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to abbreviate, modify, suspend, cancel, or terminate the Contest without further obligation. In such an event, Washington REALTORS® may, but shall have no obligation, to award a Prize from among all valid and eligible entries received prior to such action. The Contest is governed by laws of the State of Washington for the resolution of all claims and disputes (excluding any claims against or disputes involving parties other than Washington REALTORS® relating to any prize awarded in the Contest).

10. List Winners

To receive a list of the top five winners, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to "REALTOR Pledge Video Contest” Attn: Communications Department, Washington REALTORS®, PO Box 719, Olympia, WA 98507. Requests must be received by December 31, 2017.

11. Rules

All decisions of the judges regarding the application or interpretation of these rules shall be final.