Whistleblower Information: Writing/Video Education Competition Scholarship
Brown, LLC is offering a scholarship totaling $2,000 to two (2) winners of our national writing/video education competition to help educate about whistleblowers under the False Claims Act.
In order to participate in the 2020 education competition, applicants must be currently enrolled at an accredited law school in the United States.
- $1,000 to the winner of the writing competition.
- $1,000 to the winner of the video competition.
- Whistleblowers under the False Claims Act (FCA)
- Description: Authors should seek to educate the public about the FCA or an emerging trend or important case within the subject matter.
All submissions must be received by September 30, 2020
Applicants may choose to either compose an essay or film a video for submission in accordance with the following guidelines:
- All submissions must be the original work of each applicant;
- Essays must be in Microsoft Word format at least 1000 words;
- Videos must be in high quality, at least 5 minutes in length and in YouTube format (MOV, MP4, MPEG4, AVI, WMV, FLV, 3GPP, MPEGPS, WebM) not exceeding the size limit of 500 MB; and
Please submit the following materials and information on the Brown, LLC Whistleblower education competition page on or before the above specified deadline:
- Your essay or video;
- Your name and contact information (address, e-mail, phone number); and
By participating in the Brown, LLC Whistleblower education competition, you are granting all copyright ownership of your essay and/or video to Brown, LLC, as well as permission to edit, use and/or publish all or part of your essay and/or video on the Brown, LLC website and social media platforms with or without your name and that of your school.
Brown, LLC will not be responsible for any late, lost or incomplete submissions as well as any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the education competition.
Essays and videos will be checked for plagiarism, and any instances of plagiarism will result in automatic disqualification and may be reported back to the originating academic authority for potential discipline.
By participating in the competition, you release Brown, LLC and its employees, owners, management from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the education competition. Further, you release them from any claim or liability with respect to the use of similar materials, that the materials submitted are free from any lien or claim by anyone that the entry does not infringe in whole or in part on any rights of any other party; and that you agrees to indemnify and hold them and their respective affiliated companies, employees, directors, agencies, representatives and suppliers, harmless from any claims, suits, losses, damages and expenses (including reasonable attorney fees) that arise from the breach of the foregoing terms and conditions.
All personal information collected from education competition applicants will be used only for the purpose of awarding the education competition and will not be shared with anyone with the exception of your name and that of your school if we post all or part of your essay and/or video on our site or social media platforms. No personal information will be distributed, sold or provided to third parties.
The education competition winners will be asked, but not required, to send a photo to be posted on the Brown, LLC website.
Determination of Winner:
All applicants who meet the eligibility requirements set forth above and submit a valid essay or video are eligible for their submission to be judged. The submissions will be judged equally on their content, quality of writing, clarity of thought and creativity of the submission. In the event that no essay and/or video is deemed to be worth of award, the prize will remain and pool with the next event. Content of both the videos and writing must comport with all legal and ethical rules. A non-dispositive factor in judging will be feedback received online by individuals who view the writings/videos. (That is video and essay likes and/or comments, may be a factor in judging, but will not be dispositive. For example, if the videos are hosted on YouTube, the video with the most thumbs up will be given some weight, but will not be a substitute for the judging of the other criteria exclusively by Brown, LLC).
Announcement of Winner:
Two (2) winners will be announced on our education competition page and notified by email by 10/30/2020. The winners will be paid via an E-check to their email address.
If you have any questions about the Brown, LLC Whistleblower education competition, please email EducationCompetition@jtblawgroup.com.
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