End Epilepsy Video Contest

Your Voice. 

Rules + Regulations

In order to participate in the Video Contest participants must read and agree to the following terms regarding eligibility and submission guidelines. By clicking here and participants are acknowledging that they have read and agree to the following:

  1. Videos created must be between 30 and 90 seconds in length and must be uploaded to the End Epilepsy Video Contest site *** directly/via a youtube link/etc *** . Video submissions will not be considered eligible until said video appears on End Epilepsy Video Contest site. This means the video has been approved by the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles for the VC.
  2. The person submitting and registering for the End Epilepsy Video Contest must be over the age of 18. Persons younger than 18 are welcome and encouraged to make videos for submission but must be registered by a person over the age of 18 (Parent, guardian, etic).
  3. Videos must be considered factually accurate in the information presented about epilepsy. Videos also must be in good taste and promote a positive, impactful and appropriate message. Videos that present a hurtful, offensive, or inaccurate message will be deemed unsuitable for consideration. For a list of helpful tools when writing or speaking about epilepsy please see the Video Tool Kit page. 
  4. No copyrighted materials (music, images, etc.) may be used for this contest unless you own the copyright or have a license to use the material for this contest. Written permission must be obtained and provided upon request for copyrighted materials.
  5. Ownership of the underlying intellectual property of the project remains with the entrant, with the following exceptions:
  6. Entrants grant End Epilepsy the right to use their names, photographs, statements, quotes, testimonials, and video submissions for advertising, publicity, and promotional purposes without notification or further compensation.
  7. Entrants also grant End Epilepsy the right to use, reproduce, reprint, distribute, perform, and/or display the entrant’s project video without further compensation or notification to the entrant.
  8. End Epilepsy maintains the right to reproduce, reprint, distribute, perform, display, or exhibit the project for advertising, publicity, and promotional purposes on their website, at conferences, or at any other venues.
  9. By accepting the prizes, winners agree to hold End Epilepsy and all End Epilepsy employees harmless against any and all claims and liability arising out of use of such prizes. Winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused from participation in the contest or use/redemption of any prize.
  10.  The First Place Winner of the contest will be determined by the amount of money raised by the contestant via donations to their video submission (team?) page. A Second Place prize will be awarded for the video that was donated to by the most amount of people. If the same video is the winner for both 1st and 2nd Place prizes — that video will be awarded both prizes. A Third Place prize will be given to the video submission deemed Most Original by the End Epilepsy Video Contest Celebrity Advisory Board. If the same video is the winner for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes — that video will be awarded all 3 prizes. 
  11. The End Epilepsy Video Contest is first a foremost a fundraiser and as such, the Video Contest will be null and void if the contest does not result in the raising of $10,000 for the 2015 Walk to End Epilepsy. Prize money will not come from and is not allocated from donations but from the 2015 Walk to End Epilepsy Marketing/Promotions budget. No donations will be used in the payment of the Video Contest prize. 
  12. The video contest will begin accepting submissions as early as ———- and the official contest will begin and fundraising allowed to begin on —— the contest will run until 11:59PM PST on ————. Winners will be notified the following day and will be awarded their prizes when recognized at the 2015 Walk to End Epilepsy. If winners aren’t able to be present at the 2015 Walk to End Epilepsy prizes will be sent to the address listed on the Official Submission page and made out to the official Entrant. 

Prize Break Downs

The prize break downs are as follows:


First Prize – $5,000 and recognition of video creators at 2015 Walk to End Epilepsy 

Second Prize – $3,500 and recognition of creators at 2015 Walk to End Epilepsy 

Third Prize – $1,500 and the opportunity to work with and create the 2016 Walk to End Epilepsy Official Video

Correct Terms to Use

Inclusive language for writing about epilepsy


Phrase to use
Phrase not to use

person with epilepsy



fit, spell, attack

epilepsy is a disease/disorder of the brain

epilepsy is a psychiatric illness


patient (and other medical terms)

Coming soon – other guidelines on writing about persons with disabilities. 





Epilepsy affects more people than multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and Parkinson’s combined – yet receives fewer federal dollars per patient than each of these.