Contest Details

The City of Gary’s call to awareness of pride and love for the City of Gary.  Our goal is to mobilize the caring power of our community to create positive lasting change in the areas of pride “in” and “for”, the City of Gary.

Towards that end, The City of Gary (hereafter ‘C.O.G’) is searching for everyday citizens who are changing their mindset about the City of Gary and showing great pride in the city. We are looking for extraordinary people who are making a positive impact on the city by their acts of kindness or by showing how they make a positive impact in their work.  We invite all Gary, Indiana residents to nominate an individual or an organization which embodies the spirit of pride and love for Gary!
C.O.G’s “How Do You Love Gary” contest (“contest)” begins on Thursday, February 14, 2013.  The last day to submit videos for the contest ends at 11:59 p.m. (CST) on Friday, March 1, 2013. The last day the public can vote on their favorite video is 11:59 p.m. (CST) on Sunday, March 3, 2013.  The City of Gary is the official sponsor.

a.    Contestants will create an original video not to exceed: 90 seconds in length of someone or an organization who exemplifies what it means to show how they love Gary.   
b.    Self-nominations videos are also welcome.

c.    Contestants can film and upload their own video. or, if you like, C.O.G can film and edit your nomination for free at videotaping designated area (TBD).  For a complete list of dates, times and locations as well as ideas and resources, and to upload your video nomination go to: .


a.    Residents of the City of Gary.
b.    No purchase/contribution is necessary to enter a video or vote.
c.    Valid ID with Gary, IN address
d.    Contestants age requirement is 16 (with parent consent) and up

a.     In the event that C.O.G (Sponsor), at its sole discretion, determines that any Entry contains content that does not comply with these Official Rules or does not otherwise comply with regulatory guidelines, Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify the Entry or, if Sponsor determines, edit the content of the Entry. All Entries must be the sole, original work of the Entrant. Entrants may not copy or otherwise plagiarize any portion of the Entry from any other source. The Entrant must own all rights in and to the Entry. Entries must be in keeping with Sponsor's image, or desired image, or they will be disqualified. The Entry may not contain obscene, profane, lewd, defamatory or inappropriate images; and may not include nudity, acts of violence, acts that appear to cause injury or harm, or acts that are illegal or dangerous, as determined at Sponsor's sole discretion. Entries may not contain any third party materials, and may not contain any materials that violate or infringe (or may be at risk of infringing) any third party rights, including without limitation, copyright, trademark rights, privacy rights (including portrayal in a false light), publicity rights, or other intellectual property rights. Sponsor has the sole discretion to determine whether an Entry is eligible. Any Entry that violates this section or is otherwise objectionable (as determined solely by Sponsor), will not be considered and will be disqualified.
b.    All video nominations must focus on what the contestant has done or is currently doing to show their pride and love for the City of Gary.

a.    A total of three Winners  will be awarded prizes
b.     The total Value of all prizes is to be determined.
c.    All winners will be chosen by a panel of judges with consideration given to votes cast by the general public at:


a.    Prize winners will be officially notified via certified U.S. Mail by C.O.G on or before Friday, March 8, 2013.
b.    Valid ID with a Gary, IN address must be provided before prizes are awarded


a.    Entrant must provide all required information on Nomination Entry Form on
b.    A text description for the video entry may be provided but must not exceed 300 characters.
c.    Video entries must not be longer than: 90 seconds in length and no larger than 50MB. Most popular video formats can be uploaded on and this includes, but not limited to .mp4 .wmv and .flv.


a.    By submitting an Entry, Entrant hereby grants and irrevocably assigns to Sponsor and Contest Entities, the exclusive irrevocable, perpetual, and worldwide rights, title and interest in and to the Entry. This includes all rights to reproduce, publish, edit, market, store, adapt, assign, sell, dispose of, distribute, have distributed, publicly and privately display, communicate, publicly and privately perform, transmit, have transmitted, create derivative works based upon, and promote for press and publicity the Entry or excerpts of the Entry (as such may be edited and modified by the Sponsor in its discretion) in perpetuity, for editorial, commercial, promotional and all other purposes (including posting on Sponsor-affiliated websites, the Website, and/or other Sponsor-selected media). Entrant hereby disclaims any rights, including any copyright or any other intellectual property right, in or to the Entry following the assignment contemplated hereby.


a.    All video entries will be reviewed to make sure it meets the contest requirements and for appropriate content prior to posting to 
b.    All Entries will be evaluated by a Sponsor-selected panel of Judges taking into consideration the public’s popular vote to determine the prize winners.
c.    The public can vote on their favorite videos until 11:59 p.m. (CST) Friday, March 1, 2013.
d.    The public can cast one vote per day/per email at:  www.teamgaryindiana. com.
e.    Judges' decisions are final with respect to all matters relating to the Contest.
f.    No information regarding Entries or judging will be disclosed to any third party not involved in the conduct of the Contest.
a.     To the extent permitted by law, the rights to litigate, to seek injunctive relief or to make any other recourse to judicial or any other procedure in case of disputes or claims resulting from or in connection with this contest are hereby excluded, and any participant expressly waives any and all such rights.
b.     The Sponsor and its affiliates are not responsible for mechanical, technical, electronic, communications,computer, hardware or software errors, malfunctions or failures of any kind, errors or omissions of any kind, including but not limited to: failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed transmission of online entries, the Internet or at any website or lost or unavailable network connections which may limit an online entrant's ability to participate in the Contest, and any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in or downloading any information necessary to participate in the Contest.

a.     Any false information provided within the context of the Contest by any participant concerning identity, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, ownership of right, or non-compliance with these rules or the like may result in the immediate elimination of the participant from the Contest. Sponsor further reserves the right to disqualify any Entry that it believes at its sole and unfettered discretion infringes upon or violates the rights of any third party or otherwise does not comply with these official rules.

a.     The Sponsor of this contest is The City of Gary, 401 Broadway, Gary, IN 46402.
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