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Shades Mode Madness ~ What is it? 1m:30s
With more than a hundred thousand dollars in prizes, people have been taking our little contest a bit too seriously... The bosses call it Shades Mode Madness and love it. But we felt the damage it did firsthand, so we came up with this 9 Day Giveaway to stop the madness. During this once in a lifetime 9 day event - Everyone, YES EVERY SINGLE Valid Entry will win a prize GUARANTEED! You'll get:
- Your video entry becomes a cameo in our full-length feature.
- You get a Printable Gift Set designed especially for YOU that includes:
- T-shirt design with YOUR video entry and movie credit
- Coffee Mug design with YOUR video entry and movie credit
- Movie Poster design with YOUR video entry and movie credit
- Plus, your entry is still eligible for the more than $100,000 of Shades Mode Contest Prizes that anyone can win throughout the entire contest.
Not bad for uploading a 10-second video...
How To Videos
How to Shades Mode
Basic Shades Mode Move
Starring Eric, Instructor Chris, Host Di 1m:50s
Here's a basic Shades Mode, so everyone gets the same instructions. Notice Eric's Freestyle afterwards. Why? The trick to winning Shades Mode is to be Uniquely YOU!
Spooky Shades Mode Move
Starring Bill Oberst Jr. Host Di 2m:39s
Hollywood Horror Icon, Bill Oberst Jr. gives YOU his take with a Spooky Shades Mode. The Pro Acting Tips he shares are great tips for any Shades Mode style! Don't miss it.
Contest Rules in Plain English
Shades Mode (and its offspring "9 Days of Shades Mode Madness") are intended as an interesting way for us to meet the future Faces of Pluggables and the future Paid Faces of Pluggables. We know you're out there somewhere, and we figured this would be the most fun way to find the special ones we're looking for!
All you gotta do is learn the Shades Mode 3-step move. (see videos above for visual instruction)
There are just 3 steps!
- Sunglasses on head
- Move sunglasses to nose
- Look through sunglasses and say "Shades Mode" in your own unique style
Make a 10 second video showing off your unique Shades Mode style.
Enter your video in the contest and get everyone you know to vote for YOUR video.
It's easy to do, you might get famous, and if you get enough votes, you could win a prize that could change your life.
Shades Mode 2021 is a regional contest open to residents or citizens of the United States or Canada who can communicate in English. Note* This is due to our inability to communicate effectively "at scale" in other languages at this time. We are on schedule to overcome this limitation before our Global 2022 Shades Mode Contest. So, please make a note about our 2022 Contest you live in another region or speak another language.
You must be an adult to enter or win. An adult means that you are at least the age of consent in your city, state, province, and/or country.
You must meet all requirements and agree to all rules, regulations, terms & conditions of the contest to enter, vote, or win.
Your entry information (name, email, age, address, etc.) is accurate and verifiable.
You meet all Eligibility requirements for age, residency, language etc.
Any Entry Media you upload, or attempt to upload, conforms to the contest's stated Technical and Decency standards.
A Valid Vote or Voter is one that conforms to the specific Voting rules for eligibility and validity.
Entry media is subject to both Technical and Decency requirements. This section covers the technical requirements. The next section, Decency, covers the decency requirements.
- Video file must be h264 (mp4). The current standard for Internet video.
- Video file must be less than 12 seconds in length. Ideal entries are between 5 and 10 seconds long.
- Video file must be less than 25 megabytes in size. This is a current norm for email attachments.
9 days of Shades Mode Madness
A Shades Mode Madness entry has the same rules, regulations, terms and conditions as any other entry. Plus it also has the following date/time restriction.
A Shades Mode Madness entry MUST be eligible, valid, and also must be uploaded between 11:59pm CST November 5th 2021 and 11:59pm CST November 14th 2021.
All entries, including entries during the 9 days of Shades Mode Madness, must adhere to all contest standards.
All eligible and valid entries during the 9 days of Shades Mode Madness are guaranteed to win the Shades Mode Madness prizes described in the prizes section below.
Decency means no nudity. If you can't wear it legally on a public beach (non-nudist beach, non-topless), don't wear it in the video.
Decency means no profanity.
Decency means no lewd or sexual acts.
Finally, every video is subject to review and approval before it is published (and therefore available to vote on). We reserve the right to refuse to accept or publish entries that we find questionable with respect to decency. Why? Because viewing entries is a public (unrestricted Internet activity).
Voters must meet the requirements for Eligibility and Validity
Each Voter must register just ONE Valid Verifiable email address.
Each Voter may vote for more than one contestant.
Each Voter may only vote once for each contestant.
Voters or Votes judged Invalid will be discounted.
Many Shades Mode prizes can be gifted or transferred to another individual; but only before the educational component has commenced.
No prize may be gifted or transferred to another individual after the educational component has commenced.
Paid Face of Pluggables prizes, are awarded to an individual based upon their unique video persona and therefore may NOT be gifted or transferred to another individual.
Entry media becomes the property of Touching Destiny Multimedia (Pluggables) and may be used in print, film, broadcast, online, integrated into marketing and training materials globally.
Prizes have no cash value and may not be redeemed for cash.
You must be an adult, the age of consent in your community (region, city, state, country), to participate and are solely responsible for any taxes or duties imposed upon winners by your community.
You agree to abide by all judgements and decisions made by Pluggables concerning the contest's planning, execution, and outcome without reservation or recourse.
You must read and accept all rules, regulations, terms & conditions to enter, vote, participate, or win.
Official Contest Timeline
- Shades Mode First Entry: Nov 8th2021
- Shades Mode Madness First Entry: 11:59pm Nov 8th2021
- Shades Mode Madness Last Entry: 11:59pm Nov 17th2021
- Shades Mode Voting Starts: Dec 1st2021
- Shades Mode last Entry: Dec 20th2021
- Round 1 Winners Announced: Dec 23rd2021
- Grand Prize Voting Start: Jan 1st2022
- Grand Prize Voting Ends: Jan 14th2022
- Grand Prize Winners Announced: Jan 17th2022
- Prizes Awarded: Jan 17th2022
Additional Terms & Conditions are listed above. If any of this is an issue for you, do not enter the contest or register to vote.
Prizes Video Overview 1m:47s
Our Shades Mode Video contest is more than a contest, it's a hunt for Talent! There are more than $100,000 in prizes at stake. But the prizes are just the beginning. If you've got the look, it could be the start of a bright new career that could change your life. So, whatever you got, BRING IT!
Over $100,000 in Prizes
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