Contest "- CASTING ALL COWS!"

Enter to Win Below!

 

1st Place : FREE Acu-POLARIS Detection System Unit,
75 Assays and $1500 in Cash

2nd Place : Free Acu-POLARIS Detection System Unit and 50 assays

3rd Place : $500 cash

Mastitis strikes 1 in 4 dairy cows each year at a cost to the farmer of up to $400 per case, totaling $2 billion per year in the US alone. With milk prices at record lows, tariffs and other difficult market conditions, disease outbreaks can be one of the factors pushing dairy farmers toward non-viability. Acumen detects infectious disease pathogens fast - before they spread across the herd. Acumen’s solution is easy enough for farmers to use as a cost-reduction step, and an insurance policy against catastrophic losses due to an outbreak of infectious disease.

     Acumen Detection offers the patented Acu-POLARIS Pathogen Detection System and 5 unique tests for the detection of infectious pathogens that can cause mastitis. Each test is single-use, and in combination with our sample prep kit formilk or other sample medium, produces clear, specific results in 3 hours or less (before the next milking so that infections don’t spread).  Monitoring your herd regularly for the pathogens that cause mastitis increases profitability by improving herd health, productivity and milk quality, while saving on antibiotic use, discarded milk and preventing disease outbreaks.

     Send us a 90 second or less video explaining what you love about dairy farming and how mastitis has (or could) affect the livelihood of your farm and you could win a Free Acu-POLARIS detection system, 75 free assays, and $1500 in CASH!  Please see complete rules and regulations below.

"How to Enter:  Entrants must submit an original video no more than 90 seconds in length and it is up to the Entrant to decide the content of the video. The video should include: the name and location of the Entrant’s farm; at least one cow; herd size; what Entrant loves about dairy farming and how mastitis has (or could) threaten the livelihood of Entrant’s farm.

a. To enter, Create a video, upload it to Dropbox, and share the video via Dropbox with contest@acumendetection.com.  Videos will be reviewed and added to Acumen’s YouTube account when approved.

b. Fill out your entry form located at https://www.acumendetection.com/contest. Entry form must include a valid email address (this is how we will notify the winners), full name, phone number, city, state, herd size, and the name of the Entrant’s farm during the Contest period.

c. Entry in the Contest is valid only upon receipt of an entry form via email to contest@acumendetection.com.  Videos will not be accepted via email attachment and must be shared using Dropbox."
            HEALTHY HERDS = PROFITABLE DAIRIES!
  •  Contest runs from 9/1/18 – 10/31/18 until 11:59pm.
  •  Judging will occur 11/1/18-11/15/18 until 11:59pm
  • Finalists will be notified 12/1/18 by 12pm EST.

 

Enter to win!

  • Please share your video with contest@acumendetection.com through DropBox

2018 ACUMEN DETECTION VIDEO CONTEST

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.

ENTRY INTO THIS CONTEST CONSTITUTES YOU ACCEPTANCE OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW

  1. Contest Entry Period: The Acumen Detection Video Contest (“Contest”) begins at 9:00 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on September 1, 2018 and ends at 11:59 PM ET on October 31, 2018.

  2. Eligibility: Contest is open only to dairy producers who at time of entry: (1) are legal permanent residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia; (2) are 18 years of age or older (19 years of age or older if a resident of AL or NE); (3) have 200 cows or more; and (4) can demonstrate a need to test for mastitis on their farm.

  3. How to Enter: Entrants must submit an original video no more than 90 seconds in length and it is up to the Entrant to decide the content of the video. The video should include: the name and location of the Entrant’s farm; at least one cow; herd size; what Entrant loves about dairy farming and how mastitis has (or could) threaten the livelihood of Entrant’s farm. To enter,

    1. Create a video, upload it to Dropbox, and share the video via Dropbox with contest@acumendetection.com. Videos will be reviewed and added to Acumen’s YouTube account when approved.

    2. Fill out your entry form located at https://www.acumendetection.com/contest. Entry form must include a valid email address (this is how we will notify the winners), full name, phone number, city, state, herd size, and the name of the Entrant’s farm during the Contest period.

    3. Entry in the Contest is valid only upon receipt of an entry form via email to contest@acumendetection.com. Videos will not be accepted via email attachment and must be shared using Dropbox.

  4. Only one entry per person is allowed.

  5. All videos must be the original work of the Entrant and shall not contain any infringing material of third party copyrights. By submitting your video, you provide Acumen Detection, LLC (“Acumen”) with an exclusive right to use the video. Acumen reserves the right to accept or reject all entries, and not all entries will be acknowledged or returned.

  6. When to Enter: Entries may be submitted beginning at 9:00 AM ET on September 1, 2018. To qualify for judging, your entry must be received no later than 11:59 PM ET on October 31, 2018. By entering online, Entrants are subject to all notices posted online including but not limited to Acumen’s privacy policy, available at https://acumendetection.com/privacy-policy/.

  7. Additional Requirements: Once an entry is submitted the entry is final and may not be modified or edited. The person named in the application entry will be deemed the Entrant. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of an Entrant, the dispute will be resolved in favor of the individual who is the “authorized email account holder” of the email account created for the email address provided on the entry to the Contest. “Authorized email account holder” is defined as the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (i.e., business) responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. Videos containing inappropriate content, including, but not limited to, vulgarity, obscenity, lewd, pornographic or violent material, or materials which promote violence or which disparage Acumen or any other person or entity, contain trademarked or copyrighted material that are not original, in the public domain or do not comply with any other requirements stated herein will not be accepted and/or will result in disqualification of such entry, in Acumen’s sole discretion.

  8. All decisions of Acumen will be final. By participating, you agree (a) as between you and Acumen, that the decisions of Acumen are final on all matters relating to the Contest; (b) you are not participating on behalf of any employer or third party; and (c) in the event that you do not comply with the rules, that you will be disqualified.

  9. Conditions of Entry: As conditions of entry into this Contest, and by uploading and entering an entry, Entrant warrants and represents that the entry (a) is original and has been legally created (modifying, enhancing or altering a third party’s pre-existing work does not qualify as Entrant’s own original work); (b) does not infringe the intellectual property, privacy or publicity rights or any other legal or moral rights of any third party; (c) has not been entered in or won previous contests or awards; (d) has not been published or distributed previously in any media; and (e) is suitable for public viewing. Entrant represents that he/she owns all rights to his/her entry. If someone other than the Entrant is captured in any video, Entrant further represents that he/she has obtained a written assignment of rights from the third party. If anyone other than Entrant takes the video, then the videographer must provide consent and authorization for images/video to be used pursuant to the rights specified in Section 10. Acumen's determination as to whether any video violates the rights of any third party is final.

  10. Rights: Submission of an entry irrevocably grants Acumen, its affiliates, subsidiaries, agents, successors and assigns the unconditional and perpetual right and permission to reproduce, encode, store, copy, transmit, distribute, license, publish, post, broadcast, display, publicly perform, adapt, exhibit and/or otherwise use or reuse (without limitation as to when or to the number of times used), on an exclusive basis as well as to use Entrant’s name, likeness, photograph, video, and/or statements regarding his/her participation in this Contest (with or without using the Entrant’s name) in any and all media whether now known or hereafter developed, without limitation and without compensation to any Entrant. By submitting an entry, Entrant acknowledges and agrees that Acumen may receive many entries in this Contest and that such other entries may be similar or identical in theme, idea, format or other respects to Entrant’s entry and Entrant waives any and all claims Entrant may have had, may have, and/or may have in the future that any video or information accepted, reviewed and/or used by Acumen or its agents may be similar to or the same as his/her entry. Entrant acknowledges and agrees that Acumen, its affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents do not have now, nor shall any of them have in the future, any duty or liability, direct or indirect, vicarious, contributory, or otherwise, with respect to the non-infringement or protection of any intellectual property right or interest in and to Entrant’s entry.

  11. Judging Entries: Website visitors will judge video entries on the look, visual elements and effectiveness of the message by voting on the Acumen Detection website (www.acumendetection.com). Voting begins at 12:00 AM ET November 1, 2018 and lasts until 11:59 PM ET November 15, 2018. Each visitor to the Acumen Detection website will have the opportunity to vote for his or her favorite entry. Voting Limit: One (1) vote per e-mail or IP address. Votes received from any IP address in excess of the stated limitation will be void. Entrants are prohibited from obtaining votes by and fraudulent or inappropriate means, including, without limitation, offering prizes or other inducements to prospective voters, as determined by Acumen in its sole discretion. Voting generated by script, macro or other automated means or with the intent to impair the integrity of the rating process, as determined by Acumen in its sole discretion, will be void. At the close of the on-line voting period the top 3 finalists will be posted on the Acumen Detection website, the Acumen Detection Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn profiles.

In the event of a tie in the on-line voting, a tie breaking vote shall be cast by Acumen on the basis of creativity and expression of the ideas discussed in the video.

  1. Other Criteria: Acumen reserves the right to conduct a background check on any potential winner and reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any person based on such background check if Acumen determines in its sole discretion that awarding the prize to such potential winner might reflect negatively on Acumen. At Acumen’s sole discretion, a Contest winner may be disqualified if charged with or convicted of a felony or misdemeanor, or if not eligible based on the eligibility requirements set forth above or if any information supplied by a Winner is false. In the event it is determined that a winner has not complied with these Official Rules, or is otherwise disqualified then the Entrant with the next highest number of votes will be notified by Acumen.

  2. Prizes: The entry receiving the highest number of votes shall be the first-place finalist, and will receive a free Acu-POLARIS detection system unit (finalist choice of portable or desktop), 75 assays, and $1,500 in cash. The entry receiving the highest number of votes after the first-place finalist shall be the second-place finalist, and will receive a free Acu-POLARIS detection system unit (finalist choice of portable or desktop), and 50 assays. The entry receiving the highest number of votes after the second-place finalist shall be the third-place finalist, and will receive $500 in cash. The money will be awarded in the form of a check. Should a winner not be able to accept the prize or prize money, the award will be forfeited.

  3. Prizes may not be transferred. Winners are responsible for all taxes on a prize and any expenses not specified relating to the acceptance and use of a prize. An IRS Form 1099 will be issued to winners where applicable.

  4. Prize Redemption: Finalists will be notified by a traceable form of delivery and e-mail or telephone by 11:59 PM ET, December 3, 2018. Each finalist will be required to provide within a specified time period a photocopy of a valid identification, a completed and signed Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability Release and (except where prohibited) a Publicity Release and an assignment or license to Acumen of rights of ownership and copyright to the submitted video and a consent for Acumen to use the video, in whole or in part and as edited by Acumen, in all media for educational, marketing, and other uses without additional compensation to or prior review by finalist. Failure to return the required documents in a timely manner, or the return of any notification as undeliverable for any reason, will cause the entry to be void and an alternate finalist to be selected.

  5. By participating, Entrants: (a) agree to be bound by these Official Rules and to the decisions of the voters, Acumen and its agents in all matters, including the voting process, relating to the Contest, which decisions shall be final in all respects; (b) release, indemnify and hold harmless Acumen, its affiliates and their respective directors, officers and employees, from any and all claims, liabilities, losses or damages of any kind whatsoever, including but not limited to the infringement of intellectual property rights of others, resulting in whole or in part from their participation in the Contest and the acceptance and use of the prize; (c) if a winner, consent (except where prohibited by law) to the use of their name, likeness and location for advertising and publicity purposes by Acumen, in its sole discretion, of its products and services and for promotion of the dairy industry (for details on opt-out policy, visit Acumen Detection’s privacy policy at www.acumendetection.com/privacy-policy); and (d) represent that the video submitted is their work and does not infringe the intellectual property right of any other party. Participants agree that Acumen Detection and its agents are not responsible for late, lost or misdirected entries or mail, or for error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure of Acumen and its agents to receive entries for any reason whatsoever or for any errors, mishaps or problems, regardless of the cause, in the voting process. In the event Acumen determines that the integrity of the Contest has been impaired or corrupted for any reason and as a result cannot be offered or completed as planned, Acumen reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel or terminate the Contest and to select winners from among eligible Entrants legitimately received prior to the event causing cancellation or termination; and notice of cancellation will be posted at www.acumendetection.com. Should Acumen, in their sole discretion, determine that there are insufficient entries worthy of being selected as a finalist, they reserve the right to select less than 3 finalists.

  6. Non-Discrimination: The Contest is open to all parties set forth in Section 2 regardless of age, race/ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, marital status, religion or political beliefs.

  7. Law: All Entrants agree that Acumen has the sole right to decide all matters and disputes arising from this Contest and that all decisions of Acumen are final and binding. The Contest shall be governed by and interpreted under the laws of the State of New York; and any legal action concerning the Contest shall be brought only in a state or federal court located in Syracuse, New York. Dates are subject to change.

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