Celebrating the Writers and Creators of new groundbreaking ideas for TV today, the Reality TV Format Awards brings focus to the newest concepts and formats created for the television industry, awarding multiple Option Deal Proposals to our finalists and winner. Finalists also receive exclusive exposure to top production companies, in addition to other prizes. RealityTVFormatAwards.com is a core partner of NATPE (National Association of TV Program Executives).
Leading Production Companies and Networks will provide Option Deal Proposals to our finalists and winner selected.
Writers/Creators: By using the RealityTVFormatAwards.com website ("Company" or "Contest"), and submitting written materials ("Projects" or "Formats") for entry, Writer/Creators do so with the following agreement of understanding and material release:
I am the Creator and Author of the Project. It is original to the best of my knowledge, and submitted for review and consideration by Company and Industry Members participating in the contest. Company will not disclose the proprietary content of any Projects to the general public, and may only furnish such material to the specific Industry Members who are formally involved with the contest.
I will be submitting to you certain original materials with the intent of exposure and submission to television industry executives by use of RealityTVFormatAwards.com database. This intent is with the following express understanding and conditions:
I acknowledge that I have requested permission to disclose and submit to RealityTVFormatAwards.com, and it's operating executives certain materials that may or may not be protected under copyright law, and it is my own responsibility to seek protection by registering those materials with the Writers Guild of America or CreatorsVault.com at my own discretion. All materials reviewed by industry members of RealityTVFormatAwards.com will be regarded as protected material.
I agree that RealityTVFormatAwards.com has no obligation to me in any respect with regard to such material being "optioned" or "sold" to any third party, and that any negotiations involved with any third party as a result of winning any connection or deal proposal will be done so by a representative of my choice with that third party. I also understand that RealityTVFormatAwards.com is one of many sources and tools used by its member companies for scouting projects at their own free will. I understand that any interest or review of my project(s) is of a subjective nature, and that each executive or member company can "pass" or choose not to review my project for any reason.
No Representation, Exclusivity or Non-Exclusive Agreements: I understand and agree that RealityTVFormatAwards.com is not a Talent or Literary Agency, or any other form of Agency for representation or brokering of my projects. I agree that I have no exclusive or non-exclusive agreement with RealityTVFormatAwards.com as Agent or Representative of my work submitted. I understand that Company does not make any specific solicitation to any third party regarding any content of any intellectual property or project listed in the database that is scouted by producers involved in the contest. I further understand that Company does not represent me as an individual, or any of my projects outside of the exclusive promotions done within the process of this contest.
Material Release/Non-Disclosure Confidentiality: RealityTVFormatAwards.com, its Executives & Staff, will hold in strictest confidence any official submission or intellectual property and format, and will only disclose such material to our direct industry partners and production companies who are official participants in the Reality TV Format Awards contest. Only the names of finalists and winners, along with their respective project titles will be published as official results of the contest. The content (descriptions and unique written expressions of those original projects) will not be disclosed. I understand that RealityTVFormatAwards.com is not responsible for preserving or returning all or any portion of the material to me. I acknowledge that RealityTVFormatAwards.com has no intent to compensate me directly, and I have no expectation of receiving any compensation from RealityTVFormatAwards.com beyond specific awards provided to winners by third parties. Any compensation for purchase of intellectual property will be done so by the reviewing third-party "Industry Member" (production company or network). I acknowledge that any discussions I may have with any third party as a result of submitting materials to RealityTVFormatAwards.com regarding the possible purchase of my original materials does not constitute any agreement, expressed or implied, as to any actual acquisition of those materials which I am hereby disclosing to you.
The Contest & Awards: I understand that there is no guarantee of winning, selling, or benefiting from entry in the contest, and that the process of gaining exposure and selling projects to the television industry is extremely difficult with very low success rates for both professional and aspiring writers and creators.
Winners and finalists are chosen based on the perceived entertainment value in their project, its potential viability in the marketplace, and originality of format. The process of selection and winning is a subjective process at the sole determination of Company. Company may defer selection of overall winner to any Production Company participating in the contest, if that company is proposing engagement of a producing deal ("Option") with the winning project.
Notifications of those selected as finalists will be announced approximately two weeks prior to
announcement of the winner(s). Company retains the right to publicize the events and result of the contest, specifically; Names of entrants or winners, any photos provided by entrants, and Titles of Projects that make Final status or Win.
Company has written agreement from multiple third parties ("Sponsors") providing specific prizes being promoted as part of solicitation for Writers and Creators to make entry in the contest. Contest participants hold harmless Company and its Executives from any failure to deliver prize by third party.
Company will make best efforts to provide equal value prize if a third party sponsor fails or is incapable of delivering any prize promoted. Prizes and values of prizes may change at any time for any reason of Company or uncontrollable circumstance that prohibits fulfillment of prize.
Privacy: Our site's registration form requires users to give us contact information (like their name and email address, etc.). We use customer contact information from the registration form to send the user information about our company as well as updates and information related to the contest and other service promotions.
The contact information writers provide allows other members to contact them regarding a project they may be interested in. If a writer is represented, the contact information they provide about their representative is used in place of the writer's contact information. No writer contact information is publicly displayed on site. That information will only be released to a verified Industry Executive when they make a solicitation for formal review of the project from the writer for further development or a deal proposal. RealityTVFormatAwards.com, it's executives and employees may contact any member as necessary.
This site contains links to other sites and RealityTVFormatAwards.com is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.
RealityTVFormatAwards.com does not give out, sell, broker or otherwise distribute mailing lists, contact information or personal demographics information to third party companies, members, or non-members.
Copyright Protection: We recommend that all writers submitting original intellectual properties to the site register all works with the Writers Guild of America or the Creators Vault www.creatorsvault.com.
It is the sole responsibility of the Writer to take these measures in protecting there work before exposing any material to outside or member entities. We are not responsible for returning or preserving any materials submitted.
In order for any user/member to register and submit materials, they may only do so by agreeing to this Terms of Service Policy by electronic signature and submission, all of such information is kept in data record.
As Is: I agree the services, products and materials on or from this website or otherwise from RealityTVFormatAwards.com are provided "As Is" and without representations or warranties of any kind, either express or implied. RealityTVFormatAwards.com disclaims all warranties to the maximum extent of the law, express or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Neither RealityTVFormatAwards.com nor any of our respective licensors, executive members, or affiliates represent or warrant that any functions contained in this website will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the website or the server that makes them available are free of viruses or other harmful components. Neither RealityTVFormatAwards.com nor any of our respective licensors, executive members, or affiliates warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the services, products or materials in this site in terms of their correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise.
Applicable law may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusion may not apply. To the extent any warranty cannot be disclaimed, a limited explicit warranty is given by RealityTVFormatAwards.com to the exclusion of any other remedy to, in our discretion, either A) Replace the services, products and materials with such services, products and materials that do not breach a warranty if such breach is identified to us within 30 days of payment, or B) Refund of the monies paid for the particular services, products and materials.
CA Civil Code 1542 Waivor - By accessing this site, I understand that I may be waiving rights with respect to claims that are at this time unknown or unsuspected, and in accordance with such waiver. I acknowledge that I have read and understand, and hereby expressly waive the benefits of section 1542 of the civil code of California, and any similar law of any state or territory, including Delaware, which provides as follows: "A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor."
Limit of Liability - Under no circumstances, including but not limited to negligence, will RealityTVFormatAwards.com or any of our Licensors or suppliers be liable for any special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials on the website, or any products or services provided pursuant to the website, even if advised of the possibility of such damages. Applicable law may not allow the limitations or exclusion of liability for incidental, consequential or other damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply. In no event shall the total liability of RealityTVFormatAwards.com or any of its licensors or suppliers for all damages, losses, and causes of action (whether in contract, tort, or otherwise) exceed the amount paid by me to RealityTVFormatAwards.com, if any, for accessing the site. This agreement is applicable to any and all materials submitted at any time during membership with RealityTVFormatAwards.com. Any dispute arising out of or related to these Industry Standard Material Release Form/Terms of Service or the transaction between RealityTVFormatAwards.com and I shall be governed by the laws of the State of Delaware, without regard to its conflicts of law rules. I consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and the exclusive venue of the State Courts of the State of Delaware to resolve any dispute related hereto, and I waive all rights to contest this exclusive jurisdiction and venue of such Courts.
Libel Law - I further agree that I will not make or conspire in any disparaging statement or potentially libelous publication concerning RealityTVFormatAwards.com, or any of its affiliates or subsidiaries.
Charge-backs and Unauthorized Payment Disputes: I agree that any charge-back made by my financial institution denying payment for services rendered by RealityTVFormatAwards.com and is "Reversed" by the merchant services for RealityTVFormatAwards.com and my financial institution, I am obligated and in agreement to pay a $25.00 "charge-back reversal fee". Such a penalty will be delivered by electronic invoice to me and pursued by the full authority of collection agencies and the merchant services fraud department. RealityTVFormatAwards.com will provide any financial institution disputing charges, full records of account confirmation, activity, and terms of service agreement with electronic I.D. recording of fulfillment of services to all authorities and financial institutions necessary.
For any returned personal check, a $25.00 administration fee will be imposed, and non-negotiable by financial institutions.
Right to Publicity & Promotion: I understand and agree that RealityTVFormatAwards.com retains the right to publicize and promote any partnership, agreement, option, sale, development deal, acquisition, either formal or informal with any Industry Member or Company at the RealityTVFormatAwards.com that I attain as a result of archiving any of my materials under my membership. The RealityTVFormatAwards.com retains the right to disclose the identities or all parties involved, and general project details for use in promoting the interests and brand of the RealityTVFormatAwards.com as an active industry entity by use of any and all forms of media whether now known or hereafter devised.
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