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THE 2105 GEEKIE AWARDS SUBMISSION PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED

 

The Geekie Awards® is open to all work that meets our eligibility requirements.
By entering your work into The Geekie Awards, you irrevocably agree to all Terms listed below. 

  

THE BASICS


 

DATES & FEES

April 6 – April 30 = $45.00 
May 1 – June 14 = $65.00 

 

ELIGIBILITY

  • All work must have been created or published after Jan 30, 2013. Website entries must have some current content created after Jan, 2015.
  • Work meets the eligibility requirements in the category in which it is entered. Category requirements are documented on the submission site once you register and create an entry.
  • There is no limit to the number of entries that may be submitted by any entrant.
  • Entrant must be the creator of work(s) or an authorized representative(s) of the work entered. 

 

PREVIOUS WINNER / ENTRANT ELIGIBILITY
  • Nominees can enter either the same work or new work again in any category. 
  • Projects that received a “category honor” in 2013 (ex: Best Sci-Fi Short Film, Best Comic Book Cover Art) can enter again in any category.
  • Projects that won a “Best [Category Name]” TROPHY award (as in you made a speech on stage at the live show), are not eligible to win the same trophy in the same category. (Trophy awards include Best: Short Film, Web Series, Podcast, One Shot, Comic/Graphic Novel, Art/Craft, Website, Toy/Game, Crowdfunding.)
  • Winners are allowed to enter other categories–either the same work or something new. 
    For example, if you win a trophy for your short film Trailer, you can enter your completed film in the Short Films category this year–it’s another product category with completely different judges. 

 

SUBMISSIONS

  • Each project/piece of work entered into a category is considered one entry. Note: In Art & Craft and Fashion categories, entrants will be asked to submit multiple pieces of work (portfolio) in a single entry.
  • All physical submissions must be postmarked by June 10th (Tabletop Games, Comic Books). 
  • Any physical products submitted will not be returned. Entrant is responsible for shipping costs.
  • Your entry is considered incomplete until we receive your payment. Refunds not available.

 

JUDGING / VOTING

All Geekie Awards entries are scored by a panel of judges to determine five (5) nominees in each category.

Nominated work will be posted on TheGeekieAwards.com in a special voting system for the public to vote and choose winners.

 

 

 

 THE COMPLETE RULEBOOK


 

ENTRY FEES

See fee schedule above.

 

Payments & Refunds

We use PayPal for all payments

  • PayPal allows you to use your bank account, debit card or a credit card
  • You do not need a PayPal account — you can use the service as a guest
  • Payments will appear as “Geekie Awards” on your account 
  • Once a submission has been paid for, we do not offer refunds, as entries are reviewed by judges at any point following submission.

 

Discounts

We partner with various organizations to give their members discount on our entry fees.

  • Current International Academy of Web Television (IAWTV) members receive 25% off entry fees. For more information about IAWTV, visit their website: http://www.iawtv.org/ or contact info@iawtv.org. In exchange, our entrants receive 25% off of IAWTV’s awards show submissions. Visit the Awards & Perks for Entering page for details.

 

Why do you charge a fee and what is my money used for? 

The Geekie Awards is an indie-created show, just like your work. We are not part of or backed by a TV network or major studio. We raise funds ourselves, through various means, to be able to produce a show that brings enough media attention to make it worthwhile for creators and everyone associated with the event to enter, attend and watch. Fees help cover various admin costs related to both submissions and the event, such as publicity and promotions, managing your submission through judging, nominations and the show itself.

 

ELIGIBILITY 

Work must be entered through our submission site during the eligibility period of April 6, 2015 through June 14, 2015. All entry fees must be received by 11:59pm EST on June 14, 2015.

Links to media must be live and available during the submission, judging and live event period of April 6, 2015 to October, 2014.

We reserve the right to disqualify entrants and nominees who violate trademarks, infringe copyrights, solicit judges or the company; or entries that contain “hate” messages, pornographic material or statements that are offensive.

Ineligible entries may be disqualified at any time without notification.

 

SUBMISSIONS

Each entrant is responsible for ensuring their entry contains correct information and that URLs to media and websites work properly. Broken links and media that do not play may result in the entry being disqualified.

The “Title of Work” or artist name entered under each entry will be published if that entry becomes a nominee and/or winner. The title will be printed on the trophy if that entry becomes a winner; for Art/Craft and Fashion, we will use the name or shop name provided. Please ensure these details are correct at the time of entry. 

We reserve the right to move any entry to another category if we feel another category is more appropriately suited for the entry.

Entrant assumes all shipping costs for physical entries and bears sole responsibility for distribution of products to judges. Any physical products submitted as part of your entry will not be returned.

You may withdraw your entry at any time by emailing submissions@thegeekieawards.com. However, you will not receive a refund as entries are reviewed at any point following submission.

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE ENTRIES

Work from any country in the world is accepted. You must submit your entries in English. If you are entering work in a foreign language: 

  • Videos: Please subtitle your foreign language into English.
  • Websites: Sites must allow for Google Translate into English.

 

JUDGING & NOMINEE SELECTION

All entries are scored by a panel of judges. Judges receive instructions about how to score entries, based on their own experience, expertise and understanding of each category’s criteria. Judges are volunteers and not employees of The Geekie Awards, LLC. 

Decisions regarding the The Geekie Awards nominees and winners are final.

 

AWARDS & TROPHIES

An awards ceremony will be held in Los Angeles, California to honor The Geekie Awards winners. To learn more about the ceremony, visit the Award Ceremony section of this site.

In any instance where there are insufficient entries in a category, the entries will not proceed and no award shall be made at the discretion of The Geekie Awards, LLC. If no award shall be made because of insufficient entries, all entry fees in that category will be refunded. All refunds will be issued by 11:59pm PST on July 31, 2015.

One trophy will be provided in every category that has a winner. Additional trophies may be available for purchase at a later date, at the discretion of the award sponsor companies.

 

ADDITIONAL TERMS & CONDITIONS

Release and Appearance

Each participant shall be solely responsible for his or her own submission and the consequences of submitting them.

By entering The Geekie Awards, the entrant:

(a) represents and warrants that he or she owns or has the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to enter work (and all content included therein), including the right to authorize The Geekie Awards, LLC to use the entry in the manner contemplated in (b). The Geekie Awards, LLC is not liable for any copyright infringement on the part of the entrant.

(b) hereby grants The Geekie Awards, LLC worldwide, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the entry contents in any media formats for the purposes of exhibition, promotion and publication, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, The Geekie Awards affiliate web sites and media/press coverage. This simply means we can promote your work on our website and use clips of your work during the show, should you become a nominee. We do NOT sell any works, nor do we use any private information from the submission system without your approval. All entrants decide what is shown to the public, including on our website and during the show (you provide the content to us). We use these public materials to promote you, as part of our mission.

Any person who attends the awards ceremony or any other event associated with the The Geekie Awards hereby grants us the irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free, sublicensable and transferable right to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display and perform any audio recordings, photographs, video or other images in which such person may be included that are taken at such event, whether accurate or distorted in character or form, without restrictions to changes or transformations, in conjunction with such person’s own name or a fictitious name at our discretion, or no name at all.

 

Ownership of Your Work

The Geekie Awards, LLC does not claim any ownership rights over the information or media you include in your submission. 

Entrants will be asked to provide the person(s) or company name who legally owns the rights to work. 

 

Public Information

Entrants’ public information and posts on our website are publicly available to anyone, including other users, search engines, advertisers, third party application developers, and anyone else with access to the website.

 

Solicitation

Entrants are prohibited from soliciting The Geekie Awards judges via e-mail, social media, online comments or sending physical materials to their work or home. Communications and materials sent, outside the entry system, to a judge without prior written approval will result in the entrant’s submission(s) considered void and ineligible for for the competition. Submission fees will not be refunded. 

The Geekie Awards, LLC does not accept or consider unsolicited submissions of any kind in any format, by any means of transmission (including email) outside the submission website or via physical entries tied to a digital submission. Any such submissions will be deleted or discarded without being reviewed. Therefore, please do not send any unsolicited submissions.

 

Security

You shall be responsible for the security of your username and password used to register on our submission site. If we believe the details provided are not correct, we have the right to suspend your account. 

The Geekie Awards, LLC uses reasonable administrative and technical measures to safeguard user information in its possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification. Unfortunately, no transmission of data over the Internet can ever be guaranteed to be completely secure. The Geekie Awards, LLC cannot ensure or warrant the security of any personal information you transmit to us. Any such transmission is done at your own risk. If you believe that your account or personal information is at risk, please notify us immediately by emailing submissions@thegeekieawards.com.

 

Technical Issues

The Geekie Awards, LLC, its affiliates and partners are not responsible for technical, hardware, software, telephone or other communications malfunctions, errors or failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, the site, Internet, or ISP availability, unauthorized human intervention, traffic congestion, incomplete or inaccurate capture of submission information (regardless of cause) or failed or delayed computer transmissions which may limit one’s ability to enter into the show, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer or mobile device relating to or resulting from participating in the submission of any materials. The Geekie Awards, LLC is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, or technically corrupted materials. If you are having technical issues with our submission site, please email submissions@thegeekieawards.com.

 

Trademarks and Copyrights

This site and materials incorporated by The Geekie Awards, LLC on this site are protected by copyrights, patents, trade secrets or other proprietary rights. Some of the characters, logos or other images incorporated by The Geekie Awards, LLC on this site are also protected as registered or unregistered trademarks, trade names and/or service marks owned by The Geekie Awards, LLC. The Geekie Awards, LLC respects the intellectual property rights of others and asks users of this site to do the same.

“The Geekie Awards” “RUGeekie” and our trophy design are a registered trademarks of The Geekie Awards, LLC. “By geeks for geeks” and “Geekie” are trademarks of Nedopak Productions LLC.

You may not reproduce, sell, resell or otherwise exploit any resource, or access to any resource, contained on this site.

 

Claims of Infringement

If you believe that any content appearing on this site infringes your copyright rights, please email us immediately at info@thegeekieawards.com with your name, email address, phone number and description of copyrighted work.

 

Limitation of Liability, Release, Arbitration

The Geekie Awards is a competition and production organized by The Geekie Awards, LLC. The Geekie Awards, LLC is entitled to make all final decisions regarding the awards at its sole discretion. 

The Geekie Awards, LLC. reserves the right to suspend of cancel The Geekie Awards at any time. By participating in The Geekie Awards, you agree to indemnify and hold harmlessThe Geekie Awards, LLC, its affiliates, successors and assigns, and their respective officers, directors, partners, members, shareholders, agents, attorneys and employees from and against all claims, demands, losses, unanticipated profits, causes of action, and damages, including without limitation reasonable outside attorneys’ fees, arising out of your breach of these Terms, including any of the foregoing provisions, representations or warranties, and/or from your placement or transmission of any content ontoThe Geekie Awards, LLC’s servers, and/or from any and all use of your account.

If you have a dispute with one or more users, you release us, our affiliates and subsidiaries, and our and their respective officers directors, employees, and agents from claims, demands, liabilities, costs or expenses and damages (actual and consequential of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes).

ENTRANTS AGREE THAT PARTICIPATION IN THE GEEKIE AWARDS SHALL BE AT THEIR SOLE RISK. THE GEEKIE AWARDS, LLC DOES NOT ACCEPT ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE (DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, ACTUAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR OTHERWISE) RESULTING FROM ANY USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE OR ANY OTHER WEB SITE, OR THE MATERIAL, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, FACILITIES, SERVICES OR OTHER CONTENT ON THE SITE OR ANY OTHER WEB SITE, REGARDLESS OF THE BASIS UPON WHICH LIABILITY IS CLAIMED AND EVEN IF ANY MEMBER OF THE GEEKIE AWARDS, LLC HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGE. WITHOUT LIMITATION, YOU ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION IN THE EVENT OF ANY SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGE ARISING. IF APPLICABLE LAW DOES NOT ALLOW ALL OR ANY PART OF THE ABOVE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY TO APPLY TO YOU, THE LIMITATIONS WILL APPLY TO YOU ONLY TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this agreement or any breach thereof shall be settled by arbitration in accordance with the Rules of the American Arbitration Association and the state of California; and judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitrators may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. The prevailing party shall be entitled to reimbursement for costs and reasonable attorney’s fees. This agreement is governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California.

The Geekie Awards, LLC reserves the right to update or change these Terms at any time.

 

Failure to comply with these Terms will render your entries ineligible.  Entry fees will not be refunded.