RULES & REGULATIONS
Only a company whose PRIMARY BASE is in India will be eligible.
The DIGITAL MARKETING & INNOVATION AWARDS is open to all companies across any industry. All digital innovation and marketing initiatives must be introduced for the first time in India from 1st January 2020 through 10th June 2021.
The OTT Awards is open to OTT platforms and streaming services. OTT media service includes YouTube, Facebook, VOD, etc. All programmes must webcast for the first time in India from 1st January 2020 through 10th June 2021. No repeated programmes webcast during this period will be eligible.
There is no limit to the number of entries that can be submitted. However, each entry is a separate submission and requires its entry fee.
Please refer to the technical specifications and material for submission for each category within this document for qualification details.
Only duly completed entries are accepted. Failure to comply may result in disqualification. In addition, each entry must include the following:
An English-language soundtrack or English subtitles or an accompanying script in English if submitted programme is in another language.
Payment for each entry. Entries will not be included for judging if payment is not received.
Should a video of selected highlights is required, the selected items must be from the same programme of which is within the awards qualifying period and less than 10 minutes duration in total.
All submissions using composite entries must also include, on the same file, a completed and unedited programme (within the qualifying period).
It is the decision of the entrant whether or not to enter as a lead or supporting performer, however, performers cannot submit for both leading and supporting categories for the same programme. Performers should be entered in accordance to their lead or supporting role in the eligible entered programme.
The Organiser of OTT Digital Reinvent Awards (“the Organiser”) is not responsible for late, misdirected, missing, or damaged entries.
The Organiser does not undertake the legal responsibility including (but not limited) the right of portrait, reputation, privacy, copyright, trademark and producing dispute and so on.
The entrant is responsible for the accuracy of any information submitted. The Organiser assumes no responsibility for the acts or omissions of those individuals or entities submitting entries pursuant to this notice. All submitting entities and/or individuals are advised to review submissions with respect to correct name credits and other information and that the entrant has credited all individuals or entities who contributed to the creation of the entry that is submitted.
Submission of any entry acknowledges and grants the unrestricted right and permission of the Organiser to use the material, replay/stream the entry or portion thereof in conjunction with the OTT Digital Awards process and ceremony, promotion and publicity in any medium. All materials, presentations, images, video, audio, print, and any other form of materials submitted becomes the property of the Organiser, and may be used in marketing or promotional materials and the Organiser is granted a non-exclusive, irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, sublicensable (through multiple tiers) right to exercise the copyright, publicity and database rights including the right to use, reproduce, display, edit, copy, modify, transmit, publicly perform, extract and create derivative works thereof, in any media now known or not currently known.
Each entry submitted is represented and warranted by the entrant to be original and accurate and will not infringe upon the personal or proprietary rights of or give rise to any complaint or claim by any 3rd party, including but not limited to claims based on copyright, trademark, patent, defamation, physical injury, or invasion of privacy or publicity. In the event of any complaint or claim relating to any entry is made by any 3rd party at any time, the entrant will fully cooperate with the Organiser in responding to and defending against such complaint or claim and that the entrant will fully indemnify and hold harmless the Organiser from any such complaint or claim including but not limited to all losses, costs, damages, judgments, liabilities and expenses (including, without limitation, attorney’s fees and any payment that may be due to any copyright owner or other party) arising from any claims, whether or not groundless, which may be brought based directly or indirectly upon the use of the entry. The Organiser reserves the right to disqualify without refund of the entry fee any entry that is or may become the subject of any 3rd party complaint or claim.
The entrant has represented and warranted to the Organiser that the entrant has obtained the necessary releases from all persons depicted in the entry and that there are no restrictions, limitations or rights imposed by any persons on the entry.
The entry, hereby submitted, may be included in a compilation produced by the Organiser, which is distributed for marketing, promotional and commercial purposes in any medium throughout the world. It may also be displayed on the Organiser’s official websites and at other locations and through various medium for the purpose of promoting the OTT Digital Awards.
Submissions received after the closing date for the Awards will only be accepted at the discretion of the Organiser and judges. Deadline for entries is 27 August 2021.
In the event that both the webcaster and the independent production company enter the same programme, the webcaster’s entry will take precedence over the entry submitted by the production company.
Ineligible entries may be disqualified during any phase of the competition.
No entry fee will be refunded in the event of duplicate entries, cancellation of entries or disqualification of entries.
All submitted entry materials will only be kept for one month following the announcement of the winners. Thereafter the Organiser shall dispose of the entry materials in any manner it deems fit.
Submitted videos will ONLY be accepted in the following output formats:
Video Format: MOV or MPEG 4
Codec: H.264 (recommended)
Optimal Aspect Ratio: 16:9 or 4:3
Optimal Bitrate: 1 mbps
Optimal File Size: No more than 250MB
Audio Bitrate: No less than 64kbps
Final Resolution: HD 1920×1080 or SD 720×576