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Official Rules - 3HO Live to Give Grant Contest


Produce a short video, 3 minutes maximum, that demonstrates how you would use the $2000 grant money to expand your Service Project

Anyone who is currently involved in a Service Project that is related to the mission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

~For residents of the USA, the grants can only be awarded to registered non-profit entities. We are unable to award grants to individuals. 

~For residents outside of the USA, if you win, we will need this additional information to satisfy the US Treasury Department, before we can wire transfer the award:

1) Office Name and physical location

2) Jurisdiction in which the entity is incorporated or formed

3) Address and phone number

4) Principal purpose of the organization and details of projects and goals for the funds

5) Name and addresses of other organizations providing funding, services or material support

6) Subcontracting organizations to the entitiy

7) Copies of any filings or reports with pertinent governments

8) Foreign entities other sources of income

9) A bank that we can Wire Transfer the money to

Submissions can come from individuals or teams. Teams will need to designate one team leader. Participants may only submit one video, regardless of whether it is a team or individual submission; multiple entries will not be accepted.

Current or former members of 3HO, or immediate family members of 3HO, or the judging committe, are not eligible. "Immediate family members” includes spouses, parents, children or partners.

The Live to Give – 3HO Grants for Inspiring Acts of Service Video Contest is void where prohibited by law.

You must have Internet access to participate. To enter, you must submit the following: a completed Live to Give Submission Form and a video in the format described below, demonstrating how you would use the grant money to expand your Service Project (your "entry”). Entries may be submitted by individuals or groups. Only one entry per person, whether individually or as part of a group.

Complete entries must be received by 11:59 pm MST on May 1, 2015. All entries received after this time will not be considered. Proof of submission does not constitute proof of receipt. 3HO Foundation International is not responsible for technical errors that result in entries not being received on time.

Video length must not exceed three (3) minutes. Videos must be in English. Videos must not contain violence, profanity, sex, or direct attacks on individuals or organizations. Videos must be your original work and must not violate any rights, including copyright or privacy right, of any third party. Videos must not have been produced for compensation. Any video that fails to meet these requirements will be disqualified. You will upload your video to your YouTube account then be asked to provide the YouTube URL upon submission.

Submit Entry :  April 3 – May 1, 2015
Public Vote April 3 – May 3, 2015
Judging : May 4 - 8, 2015
Winner Announced : May 8, 2015
Grant winners will be honored at Peace Prayer Day at the 3HO Summer Solstice Event in New Mexico: June 20, 2015. Winners do not have to be present to receive award. 



Videos will be voted on by the public from April 3 – May 3, 2015. Voters will be restricted to one vote per day throughout this voting period. The top eight most popular videos will be named the finalists. The 12 finalists will be judged by a selection committee chosen by 3HO Foundation International. Entries will be judged based on innovative ways grant money will be used, impact of service, link to the concepts of service , and creativity in the video production. Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan and the healthy, happy, holy lifestyle as it relates to the mission of the UN ECOSOC is the inspiration for these grants, however entries need not be from a teacher or practitioner of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan to be eligible to win. The decision of the selection committee will be final.

Only entries that are filed on time and meet all applicable requirements will be considered by the selection committee. Judging will be completed and winners selected by May 8, 2015. The winners will be notified by e-mail and must respond to the notification within five (5) days. If the winner does not respond within the 5 day period, or does not meet eligibility requirements, he or she will be disqualified and an alternate winner shall be chosen by the selection committee. Once winners are confirmed, the results of the 3HO Live to Give Grants will be posted on the 3HO website and in email. By submitting your entry, you agree that if you are awarded a prize, 3HO may verify the information provided in your entry as a condition of your receiving the prize.



The selection committee will choose the 4 grant recipients. Each will receive an invitation to New Mexico to attend the 3HO Summer Solstice Sadhana Celebation/Peace Prayer Day on June 20, 2015. Costs associated with travel to New Mexico are not included. All meals will be provided once you are at the event. In the case of a winning group entry, only three member of the group will receive passes to the Event. The winner is responsible for having a valid passport to travel to New Mexico. 3HO will not cover the cost of obtaining a new passport.

The winners will be honored during the Peace Prayer Day gathering at the Summer Solstice Sadhana Event, and the video will be shown.

3HO reserves the right to not select a winner if entries received are judged to be of insufficient quality, or to withdraw any prize upon determination that the winning entry was fraudulent or in violation of the 3HO Live to Give terms and conditions.


By participating in the 3HO Live to Give Video Contest, you grant 3HO and its successors and assigns, a non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide, no cost, royalty free license to use, publish, republish, adapt, transmit, exhibit, copy, display, perform, exploit, translate and distribute your video in any manner, format or media, now or hereafter known, and in any language. You also grant 3HO the right to license the video to others. You understand and agree that this grant of rights includes, but is not limited to, the right to use your entry in educational, marketing, licensing and promotional activities or materials that 3HO determines, in its sole discretion, will advance the mission or purposes of the organization, without any additional financial or other consideration to you. You expressly grant 3HO the right to use your name, likeness, photo, city, state or country of residence in such activities and materials and further agree to cooperate with 3HO in promotional activities involving your video or the 3HO Live to Give Video Contest


By participating in the 3HO Live to Give Video Contest, you warrant and represent that (a) you are the owner of the video and that it is your original work; (b) the video does not infringe or violate any right, including copyright or privacy right, of any other person or entity; (c) the information you submitted in your entry is true and correct, and (d) you have full authority to enter into this agreement and grant the rights stated herein.


By participating in the 3HO Live to Give Video Contest, you agree to release, indemnify and hold harmless 3HO, Yogi Products, its officers, directors, employees and representatives and members of the selection committee, from and against any and all claims, damages, losses, injuries, awards, settlements, liabilities or expense of any kind, including reasonable costs and attorneys fees, arising out of or relating to your participation in the 3HO Live to Give Video Contest, your entry and the award of any prize.


All entries become the property of 3HO and will not be returned.

Any attempt by a participant to influence the result or subvert the competition will lead to immediate disqualification.

3HO reserves the right to modify or cancel the 3HO Live to Give Video Contest or any of the arrangements, schedules, plans or other items directly or indirectly related to the competition, at any time and for any reason if deemed necessary in its sole discretion.

Your participation in the 3HO Live to Give Video Contest, including being selected to receive a prize, in no manner constitutes an endorsement or support by 3HO of your views or aims or of any products or services. You shall not advertise or otherwise claim to have obtained any such endorsement or support. The 3HO names and logos are the property of 3HO and may not be used in any manner whatsoever without the prior consent of 3HO. 3HO must approve in writing any statement, advertisement, press release or similar communication in any media, relating to your participation in the 3HO to Give Video Contest