YouTube Contest Official Rules

YouTube Contest Official Rules


  1. Eligibility: This Campaign is open only to those who sign up at and who are 18 years old as of the date of entry. The Campaign is void where prohibited by law. Employees of goLance Inc., its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and suppliers, (collectively the “Employees”), and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of Employees are not eligible to participate in the Campaign. The Campaign is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.

  2. Agreement to Rules: By participating, the Contestant (“You”) agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of goLance Inc. as final and binding as it relates to the content of this Campaign.

  3. Campaign Period: Entries will be accepted online starting on December 1, 2017, 12:01 AM, Eastern time and ending January 31, 11:59 PM, Eastern time. All online entries must be received by January 31, 11:59 PM, Eastern time.

  4. How to Enter: The Campaign must be entered by submitting a video to YouTube, and commenting on the goLance Video Contest with a link to your video. The entry must fulfill all Campaign requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of goLance Inc. Optional verbiage to include: You may enter only once. You must provide the information requested. You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple email addresses, identities, or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules. If You use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of goLance Inc.

  5. Prizes: The Winner(s) of the Campaign (the “Winner”) will receive one grand prize of $500, one second place prize of $250, and ten third place prizes of $25, submitted through the goLance account as a bonus, or another accessible form of payment. Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award due to fluctuations in the foreign exchange rate. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by goLance Inc. No other prize substitution shall be permitted except at goLance Inc.’s discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of Winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by Winner is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for goLance Inc. to use Winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

  6. Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of "likes" a video receives.

  7. Winner Selection and Notification: Winner will be selected by a community vote under the supervision of goLance Inc., via "likes" received on YouTube. Winner will be notified via e-mail or via goLance communication within five (5) days following selection of Winner. goLance Inc. shall have no liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 15 days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release as required, the prize may be forfeited, and an alternate Winner selected. Receipt by Winner of the prize offered in this Campaign is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY WINNER (AT goLance Inc.‘S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE CAMPAIGN, AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.

  8. Rights Granted by You: By entering this content (video), You understand and agree that goLance Inc., anyone acting on behalf of goLance Inc., and goLance Inc.’s licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the Campaign, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes. without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent. Optional verbiage for Contests: By entering this content, You represent and warrant that your entry is an original work of authorship, and does not violate any third party’s proprietary or intellectual property rights. If your entry infringes upon the intellectual property right of another, You will be disqualified at the sole discretion of goLance Inc. If the content of your entry is claimed to constitute infringement of any proprietary or intellectual proprietary rights of any third party, You shall, at your sole expense, defend or settle against such claims. You shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless goLance Inc. from and against any suit, proceeding, claims, liability, loss, damage, costs or expense, which goLance Inc. may incur, suffer, or be required to pay arising out of such infringement or suspected infringement of any third party’s right.

  9. Terms & Conditions: goLance Inc. reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Campaign should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond goLance Inc.’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Campaign. In such case, goLance Inc. may select the Winner from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by goLance Inc. goLance Inc. reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Campaign or website or violates these Terms & Conditions. goLance Inc. has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Campaign, to void votes for any reason, including, but not limited to: multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by Campaign rules; or the use of bots, macros, scripts, or other technical means for entering. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Campaign may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such attempt be made, goLance Inc. reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.

  10. Limitation of Liability: By entering, You agree to release and hold harmless goLance Inc. and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in the Campaign and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.

  11. Disputes: THIS Campaign IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF the United States AND California, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Campaign, participant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Campaign, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in California having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Campaign). Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

  12. Privacy Policy: Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on the goLance Inc. website. To read the Privacy Policy, click here.

  13. Winners List: To obtain a copy of the Winner’s name or a copy of these Official Rules, mail your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: goLance Inc. 8 The Green St, Suite 4753, Dover, DE 19901 U.S.A. Requests must be received no later than January 15, 2018, 11:59 PM, Eastern time.

  14. Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Campaign is goLance Inc. 8 The Green St, Suite 4753, Dover, DE 19901 U.S.A.

  15. Facebook: The Campaign hosted by goLance Inc. is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook.

  16. YouTube: The Campaign hosted by goLance Inc. is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with YouTube.

  17. Instagram: The Campaign hosted by goLance Inc. is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram.

  18. Twitter: The Campaign hosted by goLance Inc. is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Twitter.

  19. LinkedIn: The Campaign hosted by goLance Inc. is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with LinkedIn.

  20. All entries must comply with YouTube’s Community Guidelines and YouTube’s Terms of Service. Any entry that doesn’t comply to these terms will be disqualified.


  1. Create a video that answers the question, “How do you freelance?"

  2. Must be a member of with a completed profile including; picture, about myself, and categories. Your e-mail must be current and accessible

  3. Video must be submitted as a comment including a link on the goLance Video Contest video.

  4. You cannot refer to any other freelance agency by their company name, regardless of any past experiences. Mentioning the name of another freelance agency, website, or platform will result in immediate disqualification.

Contest F.A.Q’s

1. Can I mention other goLance members in my video?

Yes! goLance is based on a community of clients and freelancers adding value to each other and the world. Please link their profile in your video or in the description. You can include other members as well. If a group submits an entry and wins, the prize will be distributed evenly amongst the members.

2. Can I mention past experiences with other freelance companies?

Yes! We’d love to hear why you chose goLance over our competition. Do not mention the name of other companies. You can refer to them as “the other guys,” “competitors” “another platform” or “another website.”

3. I cannot make a professional quality video, what do I do?

Be creative! The requirement for the contest is a video, it does not have to be professional. Walk around with your cellphone, laptop (webcam), and use poster board to write out messages. You can print logos from goLance or hand draw the logo. We want to see your creative side!

4. Am I allowed to have extras, models, or props?

Yes. Remember that the focal point of this video is to answer the question, “How do I goLance?” Spending money or hiring help does not increase your chances of winning.

5. Can I mention “God” or other religious figures in my video?

Yes! We want to hear about how you’ve been inspired and influenced. You cannot make any comparative references between your religious beliefs to others, nor praise your deity while shaming other religions.

6. What are the guidelines for my submission?

We are adhering to the guidelines YouTube has set forth here.

7. How do I know my video entry was received?

After reviewing your submission, we will post a comment in response to your comment submission with the phrase "Thank you for your submission."

8. How will I know if my video was disqualified?

If your video was disqualified, goLance will notify you through YouTube.

9. Can I resubmit my video, if disqualified, once I have changed it?

Yes. Upon resubmitting your entry please use the word “Resubmit” on your comment so goLance can view your video for a second time. Failure to do so may cause goLance to believe the second submission is an error or a duplicate submission of the first entry.

10. How will I know who wins?

goLance will produce a video and content on all social media channels announcing the winners of this contest. All contestants will be contacted via their e-mail address on goLance or through social media.

Tips for a Great Submission

  1. Choose a well-lit area free of distracting sounds, objects, and moving vehicles.

  2. Be clear and speak in a normal tone of voice. Be natural and have confidence.

  3. Do not be distracted while creating your video. We enjoy seeing what goLancers do, be safe and always keep safety in mind. Reckless behavior does not increase your odds of winning.

  4. Write a script, notes, or an outline and practice what you will be saying. Pretend that a client will decide to hire you if you have a great submission. (This is more than likely going to happen!)

  5. Be excited! You are showing the world who you are and what you do!

  6. Remember this is about you and goLance! Including shout outs to a lengthy list of family members, going off topic, or simply rambling does not make for a good entry. We still love you Mom!

  7. Answer the question, "How do you freelance?"

  8. Add value to your viewers. Keep in mind the whole world can watch this video. Do you want someone to join goLance because of you? Embedding your referral link is OK!

  9. Adding special effects is creative and entertaining, but remember the focal point of the video.

  10. Have fun! This is a fun and creative project that will launch you into the world as a goLancer, put a name and face together, and also include information about yourself.

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