1. Background of the TAS Conference

The TAS Conference is an international platform to discuss stigma issues that continue to plague people with mental health conditions, preventing them from seeking help, gaining acceptance in society and leading a productive life that they deserve. Uniting against mental health stigma, the global community looks forward to keeping abreast of the latest developments, research outcomes and best practices in this field.

  1. TAS Video Competition

In line with the initiatives for the TAS Conference and World Mental Health Day, the National Council of Social Service (“NCSS”, “we”, “us”, “our”) is organising the TAS Video Competition (the “Competition”) and would like to invite you to show us your reels on how to tackle mental health stigma.

The Competition begins on 27 May 2019 and ends on 8 September 2019.

The theme for the Competition is ‘Towards an Inclusive Society’.

  1. Prizes
  • 1st Prize – S$3000 Cash, Trophy, Award Certificate , and Dinner for 4 with acclaimed filmmaker Royston Tan at Mandarin Oriental worth $312
  • 2nd Prize – S$1500 Cash, Trophy, Award Certificate, Dinner for 4 at Mandarin Oriental worth S$312, and 3 Starbucks Vouchers
  • 3rd Prize – S$500 Cash, Trophy, Award Certificate, Dinner for 2 at Mandarin Oriental worth $156, and 2 Starbucks Vouchers

Presentation of the prizes will take place at the 9th International Conference-Together Against Stigma at Marina Bay Sands on 3-5 October 2019.

  1. Participating in the Competition

By participating in the Competition, you agree to and shall abide by all of the following:

  • You must be a resident in Singapore and aged 18 years or older to participate in the Competition. If you are below 18 years of age, please obtain the consent of your parents or guardians to participate in the Competition.
  • You may enter the Competition either as a team or an individual. In order to enter the Competition, you must complete and submit the registration form at Registration for the Competition is free-of-charge. Multiple entries to the Competition are permitted.
  • The video which you submit to us should fit in with the theme of the Competition, contain annotations or subtitles in English if any dialogue or text in the video is not in English, and should not be more than 5 minutes in length. The video must be uploaded to YouTube. Please provide a short synopsis and a YouTube video link for your video when submitting it to us.
  • You are responsible for all costs and expenses that you incur to film and produce your video for the Competition.
  • By entering the Competition, you warrant and represent that:
    • You are the sole and exclusive owner of your video and the information which you supply to us (the “Submission”).
    • Your Submission does not:
      • Violate or infringe on any rights (including, without limitation, any intellectual property rights or privacy rights) of any party.
      • In any way disparage us or any other person or party.
      • Contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libellous.
      • Contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred, or harm against any group or individual or that promote discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
      • Contain material which is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws, regulations, or social morals.
      • Promote illegal drugs or firearms or any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous, or any particular political agenda or message.
    • Any third party appearing in your Submission has given you appropriate consent or releases to be filmed and for your Submission to be used in the manner described in these rules.
    • All information that you provide to us is true and accurate.
  • All Submissions must reach us by the closing date of the Competition on 8 September 2019.
  • By providing your Submission to us, you grant us a royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive licence to use, reproduce, modify, publish, create derivative works from, and display the Submission in whole or in part, on a worldwide basis, and to incorporate it into other works, in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, for the legal term of protection of copyright including future legal extensions thereof, including but not limited to on any and all internet media, including our website and properties and on social networking sites. Any Submission that we use in accordance with this provision will include a credit to you in a format to be decided by us.
  • Submissions will be reviewed and judged by our appointed panel of judges comprising professionals from the mental health sector and the creative industry, whose decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to the Competition. We may select Submissions for feature on the website, properties and social networking sites of NCSS and our partners, at our sole discretion. We are not responsible or liable to you in the event that your Submission is not used for any reason.
  • Winners will be notified via the contact particulars provided in their registration form. If any winner cannot be contacted or does not respond within 5 (five) days of our first notification attempt, or if any winner rejects his or her prize, such prize will be forfeited, and we may award the prize to another Submission.  Prizes are non-transferrable, and there will be no substitutions or cash redemptions.
  • Participation in the Competition and the acceptance of a prize constitutes each winner’s permission for us to use his or her name, likeness, photograph, picture, portrait, voice, biographical information, Submission and any statements made by the winner regarding the Competition, the TAS Conference, NCSS and/or our partners for advertising and promotional purposes, without notice, except where prohibited by law.
  • By participating in the Competition, you agree to release and hold harmless NCSS and its partners from any and all liability for loss, harm, damage, injury, cost or expense whatsoever, including, without limitation, property damage, personal injury and/or death which may occur in connection with your preparation for or participation in the Competition, and for any claims based on publicity rights, defamation, invasion of privacy, or any intellectual property infringement.
  • We reserve the right to disqualify you from the Competition if we believe, in our sole discretion, that you have failed to comply with these rules or attempted to interfere with the Competition.
  • We are not responsible if the Competition does not take place or if any prize cannot be awarded due to any cause or event beyond our reasonable control.
  • These rules and the interpretation thereof shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Singapore. If any dispute, controversy or claim arises out of or relating to these rules or the Competition, you agree to enter into mediation in good faith to settle such dispute, controversy or claim and will do so in accordance with the Singapore Mediation Centre’s Mediation Procedure in force for the time being.