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Show Us Your Inner Director!

Short-form Video Contest Live!

Time to break out those 3D video cameras folks and show us your inner Peter Jackson – or Cameron or Speilberg or whichever director you admire. 3DVisionLive is pleased to announce its first ever Short-form 3D Video Contest. And don’t worry, we really don’t expect Orcs or Goblins in your video (but that would be cool).

What’s a Short-form video you ask? Well, it’ simple really: short-from videos are generally defined as a video of less than 5 minutes in length – and we’re going even shorter. We want to see what you can create with a two minute time limit. And that’s about the only requirement, other than you got to keep it clean folks. And this means no gratuitous violence, nudity, or foul language. Other than that you have complete freedom – show us a simple funny video of your cat, or something more complex with some actual production to it (you know with “acting and stuff’). Once you have your video ready, use our video uploader to upload it to the site (free account-creation required) and be sure to tag it with “3D Contest Entry” by ticking the first box you see under genre options in the upload form.

Our recommended format for best playback is as follows:

Video format: 3D SBS (left/right)

Video codec: H.264/MP4

File size: 500MB or under

The contest is open now and you can submit videos through the end of January 2014. Entries will be judged by a panel of NVIDIA and Fordela representatives, and winners will be unveiled on, or about, February 17, 2014.

Oh yes, prizes! The first-place winner will receive a brand-new 24-inch 144Hz 3D display from Asus along with a 3D Vision Kit, which is valued at nearly $500. Two runner-ups will receive extra pairs of 3D Vision glasses and will have their work featured in a story on the site, along with the winner.

So get those cameras rollin’ folks and share your efforts with the 3D Vision community!

Contest Rules

NVIDIA Corporation invites you to participate in the 3D Short-form Contest (hereinafter “Contest”). The winner of this Contest will receive an exciting NVIDIA prize, subject to the following Official Rules.

Official Rules


1. Sponsor

This Contest is sponsored by NVIDIA Corporation, with an address at 2701 San Tomas Expressway, Santa Clara, CA 95050, U.S.A. (hereinafter “NVIDIA” or “Sponsor”).

2. Eligibility

You must be eighteen (18) years of age or older to be eligible to participate in this Contest. This Contest is open to individuals only. No team entries and no corporate or institutional entries are permitted in this Contest. Employees of Sponsor, its affiliates, and their respective contractors, service providers and professional advisors connected with this Contest, as well as members of their immediate families and/or households, are NOT eligible to enter.

3. The Challenge

This Contest simply involves submitting your best original 3D short-form video to (registration required). VIDEOS MUST BE TAGGED WITH “3D Contest Entry” (no quotes) to be eligible. Please also give your video appropriate titles and descriptions. One winner and up to two runner-ups will be selected by staff based on creativity and originality, in the staff’s sole discretion. You may enter as many times as you wish.

4. Prizes Odds of Winning

The prizes of this Contest are as follows: The winner of the Contest will receive the Asus display named above and a pair of 3D Vision 2 glasses and will have their video featured on the Video Page for at least a month. Up to two runner-ups will receive one pair of 3D Vision 2 glasses and will have their entries featured in a story on the Photo Page. Odds of winning will depend entirely on the number of correct entries received. The prize is not assignable or transferable. THIS CONTEST HAS NOT PREVIOUSLY BEEN OFFERED.

5. Entry Period

The entry period for this Contest is open December 2 at 12:00 a.m. PST and ends at 11:59 p.m. PST on January 31st (hereinafter the “Entry Period”), 2014. “Pacific Daylight Saving Time” refers to that observed in the United States of America. It is entirely each entrant’s responsibility to observe time zone differences.

6. Winner Announcement Claiming and Awarding of Prize

The winner will be announced on and/or via Twitter on or about February 17, 2013. Within 7 days following such announcement, the winner will be notified by NVIDIA via an e-mail sent to the email address associated with the entrant’s registered user name on To claim the prize, the winner must do the following within 30 days from the date of NVIDIA’s notification: (a) confirm receipt of the notice by email (which confirmation must be sent from the same email address to which the notice was sent); and (b) complete, sign and return a winner release form (as provided by NVIDIA along with its email notice) and such other requisite documentation (if any) listed in NVIDIA’s email notice (hereinafter collectively the “Required Winner Documents”), to NVIDIA Corporation, Attn.: NVIDIA 3D Photo of the Month Contest, 2701 San Tomas Expressway, Santa Clara, CA 95050, U.S.A. Within 14 days following its receipt of the Required Winner Documents from the winner, NVIDIA will ship the prize via FedEx or similar courier service, at NVIDIA’s expense, to the winner’s mailing address specified in his/her winning entry. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if NVIDIA determines that the Required Winner Documents as returned by the winner are incomplete, erroneous, or otherwise not in order, NVIDIA may require the winner to provide complete or replacement documentation prior to shipment of prize. IMPORTANT NOTE TO ALL ENTRANTS: If a winner cannot be contacted or fails to claim the prize or to return the Required Winner Documents within the specified time period, or if the prize is returned as undeliverable, or if a winner fails to comply with any of the provisions of these Official Rules, such winner will be considered to have forfeited the prize. In such case, the prize will be awarded to the individual who submitted the next best entry as previously determined by NVIDIA.

7. Taxes

The winner of this Contest is solely responsible for any and all applicable taxes and government charges that result from his/her receipt and/or use of the prize. Sponsor reserves the right to withhold and deduct such taxes and charges from the prize if and to the extent required by law.

8. Representations, Warranties and Indemnity by Entrant

(a) By entering this Contest, each entrant represents and warrants, with respect to each entry submitted by him/her in this Contest, that: (i) the entry submitted is the result of his/her own independent creation and does not contain any third-party works of authorship that have been used or copied without authorization or permission of their respective authors; (ii) his/her participation in this Contest does not violate any applicable laws or regulations or any rights of third parties. (b) By entering this Contest, each entrant agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Sponsor, its affiliates, and their respective employees, agents, representatives, contractors, service providers and professional advisors connected with this Contest (hereinafter collectively “Sponsor Related Parties”) from and against any third-party claims arising from or as a result of (i) a breach of any of the foregoing representations and warranties by such entrant, or (ii) a breach or violation of any of the other provisions of these Official Rules by such entrant. (c) ANY ENTRY THAT IS IN BREACH OF ANY OF THE FOREGOING REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OR IS OTHERWISE IN VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES, WILL BE DEEMED VOID AND AUTOMATICALLY BE DISQUALIFIED FROM THIS CONTEST.


(a) By entering this Contest, each entrant hereby irrevocably and unconditionally grants to Sponsor, on a royalty-free and non-exclusive basis, a perpetual, irrevocable, freely transferable, freely assignable, freely sublicensable, worldwide license to run, use, copy, reproduce, publish, distribute, perform, display, exhibit, demonstrate, edit, modify, adapt, and create derivative works from, each of his/her entries in this Contest, for purposes related to this Contest, and whether via the Internet, electronic, digital, broadcast, theatrical, print, or any other communications media now known or hereafter developed, and in each case free of any and all restrictions and limitations whatsoever (except as imposed by law). (b) By entering this Contest, each entrant agrees and acknowledges that Sponsor and Sponsor Related Parties shall not be responsible or liable for: (i) any late, lost, stolen, forged, mutilated, corrupted, incomplete, illegible or misdirected entries; (ii) any errors, omissions, misinformation, or misidentification in an entry; (iii) any dispute or claim arising from an entrant’s participation in this Contest or his/her entry, or his/her receipt, ownership or use of the prize; (iv) any computer hardware, software, Internet, network, cable, phone, or other communication or technical errors, failures, malfunctions, interruptions, or delays; or (v) any damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer hardware, software or data that results from participation in this Contest or accessing, downloading or using any tools, files, data, software, or other articles or materials in connection with this Contest. (c) By entering this Contest, each entrant agrees and consents to Sponsor’s collection, use and retention of his/her personal information for all purposes related to this Contest (including, without limitation, processing and administering entries, sharing an entrant’s personal information with Sponsor Related Parties as necessary to conduct and operate this Contest, communicating with and awarding the prize to the winner, making public announcements about the winner, and advertising, promoting and publicizing this Contest).

10. Reservation of Rights by SPONSOR

Sponsor reserves the right, to the extent permitted by applicable law, to terminate, cancel, modify or suspend this Contest, in whole or in part, if fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control impairs the integrity of this Contest as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. If this Contest or any web site associated therewith (or any portion thereof) becomes corrupted or otherwise does not permit entry, or if infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, actions by entrants, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper operation of this Contest, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion and to the extent permitted by applicable law, to disqualify any individual implicated in such action, and/or to cancel, terminate, cancel, modify or suspend this Contest, in whole or in part. Any attempt by an entrant or any other individual to deliberately damage any online service or web site or undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and/or other remedies from any such person to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law. In addition, Sponsor reserves the right to take down and remove any entry that becomes subject to a third-party claim for copyright infringement or for violation of any other right.

11. Governing Law; Jurisdiction

These Official Rules are governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware, U.S.A., without giving effect to its conflicts of law rules. Each entrant hereby submits himself or herself to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts sitting in Santa Clara, California, U.S.A.

12. Contest Information

You may request a copy of these Official Rules via email to To learn the actual number of entries received and the winner selected in this Contest, please email your request to after February 28, 2014.


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Drum roll...

Any week now and they'll announce the winner


Good luck everyone!

the suspense is killing me

Can't wait to find out!!!

Today is the day

Soooo curious!

Winner Announcement

Will be posted Monday 3/24.


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