Design Rules

2014 Design Contest Official Rules
1. All designs will be judged on educational value and creativity:
a. Educational Value (50%): Does your design capture the attention of your audience and clearly illustrate the dangers of distracted or impaired driving? Could your design appear in public such as on a billboard?
b. Creativity (50%): Is the content, idea, or delivery of your marketing material unique?
2. Designs can be submitted by individuals only (no group work), and each individual may submit more than one design. Eligible students are defined as 1) enrolled in a public or private Hillsborough County high school or, if home schooled in the State of Florida, permanently reside in Hillsborough County, 2) be aged 14-18, and 3) individual’s name is listed on the design submission form. Incomplete or illegible submissions will be ineligible for a prize. If under 18 years of age, the student entering the competition must have parental/guardian approval.
3. If the winning design is submitted by a student that does not attend a Hillsborough County Public High School, the student shall select a SDHC high school at the time of registration to receive any school improvement awards.
4. Though eligible students must be teens, the designs/pictures may depict other supporting “models” such as parents, friends, siblings, or any other community members. All persons shown in a design must sign a release form so that their images may be used and the design shown publicly. Release forms may be downloaded from
5. By entering the contest, each individual acknowledges that their design(s) is their own original work. Designs may not contain any copyrighted or trademarked material, including copyrighted pictures. Stock picture files can be purchased online at for a nominal fee.
6. Designs that have previously been published or broadcast by any other publication or media company will be disqualified.
7. Designs containing inappropriate content (anything that wouldn’t be appropriate in a high school classroom as determined by one or more representatives from the judges panel) will be disqualified.
8. The SELF Movement and its sponsors are not responsible for lost, late, or misdirected submissions or for printing or electronic malfunction.
9. All entries submitted that are duplicates, illegal, or ineligible will be void. All entries become property of The SELF Movement, Inc., a Florida-based corporation, and will not be returned.
10. The SELF Movement reserves the right to edit any and all designs for any reason and without notification to or approval by the entrant.
11. Compliance with all federal, state, and local laws must be followed at all times. Designs cannot portray anyone under the age of 21 consuming, or pretending to consume, alcohol.
12. The SELF Movement and its sponsors accept no responsibility or liability in connection with any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind caused by or resulting from the contest, including construction of the designs and the prizes awarded.
13. The SELF Movement reserves the right to change any aforementioned date(s) in the Official Rules at any time.

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