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Profiles of the Modern Day Juggler

Flowtoys Video Competition 2019
enter to win 5 vision clubs

#whyijuggle :: the contest


Hello juggler.
Who are you and what do you do when you’re not juggling?
What motivates you?
Where do you juggle?
When do you juggle?
Why do you juggle?

We juggle. We have a lot of friends who juggle. We know a lot of people who don’t juggle. There is a dissonance between the image of the jugglers we know, and the image non-jugglers have of jugglers. Google “juggling” or “juggler” and the images we find are a bunch of cartoon clowns and professional circus artists and performers. It’s not really who we are. Not most of us anyway. Some of us perform, but that’s not what motivates us.

We’d love to hear your story - WHO you are, who you juggle for, WHAT you do, WHERE, WHEN and WHY you juggle. Not why juggling benefits humans in general - but why YOU juggle.

While we don’t expect to change the stereotypes through one contest, we hope to share new narratives and create fresh impressions.

This international contest is an opportunity to showcase who you - the modern everyday juggler - are, to start telling another story, change the stereotype and shift the narrative.

the prizes

the Grand Prize
5 flowtoys vision LED clubs
with all the flowtoys club swag, including club duffel bag, accessory bag, 6-bay charger, clubberbands and more

the runners up
2 runners up will each receive $100 flowtoys gift certificates

how to enter

  • create and share your juggling story in the form of video (5 minutes max)
  • be creative! tell a story - in words, pictures or in action. Write a poem, or share a hip-hop stream of consciousness.
  • post your entry to youtube, share on facebook and/or instagram
  • entries must have title/description that include "flowtoys 2019 juggler profiles" AND hashtag #whyijuggle - you are also encouraged to tag other relevant & popular juggling hashtags
  • complete your entry by clicking on the "submit your entry" button and filling out the google form
  • Submit your entry through the contest link below
  • All submissions must be received by Friday, 26 July 2019 (11:59PM Pacific Standard Time)

guidelines & tips


For a submission to be considered, please check the following guidelines:

    1. If you’re making a video, it should be maximum 5 minutes in length.
    2. Glow, fire and daytime juggling (or a mix) are all welcome.
    3. Technical juggling ability is less important than overall impact of your story - so have fun and be creative! Inspiration can come from the simplest moves.
    4. Your entry should be well lit/clear and easy to see. Do your best to minimize visual and auditory graininess. Background music is encouraged, but please ensure you have rights to use it.
    5. Production and overall video quality will be considered, so don’t be afraid to go on location, set up some lights and shoot in HD. However, even the lowest quality footage with the most inspiring story might win!

what we're looking for

We are looking to hear your story, not just watch footage of your amazing tech juggling, though we enjoy seeing that too.

Be yourself! You can simply talk into the camera, or share your written word or voiceover on original media. You can show actual juggling or visual representations of juggling in your video, but we are most interested in what you have to say, and how well it comes across. We will be putting all videos into a playlist in their respective social media channels as an archive and to share with the world.

We will accept submissions in any language, including sign language or other forms of expression, as long as your submission can be experienced in English, e.g. translated with English subtitles. Feel free to speak in your native Spanish, French or any other language and have English subtitles :)

why we're doing this

Flowtoys exists because we love to illuminate the good things in life. We never stop marveling at a person in a state of flow. Through our props, choices and actions, we strive to spread the joy of the flow, juggling and object manipulation arts. We think video is an excellent way to do that, and want to encourage people to share their stories with a bigger audience through social media.

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Terms & conditions

Eligibility

You must be 13 years of age or older to enter. Employees and resellers of Flowtoys can submit entries, but are not eligible to win prizes.


Rights

By submitting content (videos, photos, mixed media, etc) to this competition, you give Flowtoys the non-exclusive rights to use and/or modify that content for use on its own, or with other media for educational and/or promotional purposes, in perpetuity. Practically speaking, this means we can use it on our website and social media, and you can still use the original yourself, or give it to others to use, or sell or monetize it in any way you like. We'll also love you, credit you and hook you up as best as we can.


Winners

We will notify winners via email on or before 3 August 2019. Winning entries will also be featured on Facebook, Instagram and our mailing list.


Official Rules & Terms

  • No purchase necessary to enter or win. The Contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law.
  • Contest entries will be accepted between 12:00PM Pacific Time 15 June 2019 and 12:00PM Pacific Time 26 July 2019. Once submitted, entries become the non-exclusive property of Flowtoys, Inc. (“Flowtoys”).  By entering this contest, you agree to all of the terms and conditions relating to this contest and you are responsible for understanding Your Rights.
  • By entering, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Flowtoys, its affiliates, resellers, employees, attorneys, agents and representatives, from any and all third party liability for any injuries, loss, claim, demand or damage of any kind arising from, or in connection with the competition (collectively, "Losses"), including without limitation any third party claim for copyright infringement or a violation of an individual’s right to privacy and/or publicity right. 
  • Each entrant in the Contest ("Entrant") is responsible for ensuring that he or she has the right to submit the photo(s) or image(s) that he or she submits to the Contest. Entrants must be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the Start Time of the contest.
  • You agree that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved with Flowtoys, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, before a court of competent jurisdiction without regard for rules of conflicts of law. In any such dispute, participant shall not be entitled to any punitive, special, indirect, incidental or consequential damages, including without limitation attorney's fees, or any damages, and waive any rights to have damages multiplied or increased. The Contest and Flowtoys’ website are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied.
  • Flowtoys is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the contest, or by any technical or human error that may occur in the processing of submissions to the contest, including but not limited to any misprints or typographical errors. Flowtoys is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telecommunications network or lines, computer equipment, servers, providers, software, or failure of email on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, including injury or damage to participant's or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating or uploading images or information in the photo contest.
  • If, for any reason, the contest is not capable of completion as planned, Flowtoys reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the contest.