Official Scholarship Rules



Agreement to Official Rules

Participation in the Russell & Lazarus APC Video Scholarship Contest (the “Contest”) constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of Russell & Lazarus APC of 1401 Dove Street #310 Newport Beach, CA 92660 (the “Sponsor”) and the Contest administrator, GNGF, LLC, 230 Findlay Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (“Administrator”), which are final and binding. Winning a prize is dependent upon completing all the stipulations set forth in these rules. This Contest is not sponsored, endorsed, or managed by Facebook or YouTube, nor are Facebook or YouTube associated with the Contest in any way. Any questions, comments, or complaints regarding this Contest must be addressed to the Sponsor.  Any information provided will only be used for conducting the Contest and in accordance with the Sponsor’s privacy policy as detailed within these rules.


The Contest is only open to entrants who are currently enrolled in high school or college and plan to pursue any type of post-secondary degree.  Prior scholarship winners are not eligible, although previous entrants who did not win may participate again with new submissions.  Void where restricted or prohibited by law.  Anyone who is affiliated with the Sponsor as an employee, contract or regular, and their respective family members, are not eligible to enter.

How to Enter

Entrants will record a video between one and two minutes in length explaining how lawyers make the world a safer place, and then publish that video to their personal YouTube channel.  Next, entrants will title the video “Russell & Lazarus APC Scholarship Contest” and include a link to in the video’s description.  Finally, the entrant will share their video to both RussellLazarusAPC and their own Facebook, Twitter, or other social media pages.

Parental Release

If the entrant is under the age of 18, Sponsor must receive permission from a parent or legal guardian before entrant can enter the Contest.  If the entrant who is under 18 wants to enter the Contest, he or she must have their parent or legal guardian create a release form (including entrant’s name, parent or legal guardian’s name, address, date, and signature) and then must deliver that release form as a scanned document to the Sponsor’s email in order to be eligible.

Video Requirements

Any video submissions must be the original work of the entrant and never before posted elsewhere.  Material included under the Fair Use Exception rule, like news reports, is acceptable to use in videos.  However, the Sponsor does reserve the right to disqualify any submissions that are considered to utilize borrowed content excessively.

Video content must be in English.  If any person whose likeness, voice, or name is shown or captured in the video, the entrant must gain the written consent of the individual, and if the individual is below the age of 18, the entrant must also obtain the consent of the individual’s parent or legal guardian as well.  The entrant is responsible for securing all the applicable authorizations necessary to record, submit, and publish the video.

Video Screening

If Sponsor considers a video submission to not adhere to the Official Rules, then that video will not be eligible to win the Contest.  However, if Sponsor regards a video submission as compliant, then that video will be qualified to participate in the Contest.


The odds of winning the Contest will depend upon the amount of eligible entries which are received.  The winner will be selected based upon the quality of their submission, not at random.


All submissions are due by August 15 of the current year and judging will begin on August 16 of the current year.  By entering into the Contest, entrants agree that the decisions concerning the winner shall be final and binding.


The winner of the Contest will receive a $1,000 scholarship towards any tuition, fees, books, and supply expenses at any post-secondary educational program or institution (including universities, community colleges, or vocational schools) that is intended to grant a degree or diploma.  The post-secondary educational institution must be located within the United States of America, and the winner must be accepted to attend.

Sponsor cannot guarantee that the scholarship will be approved by the winner’s post-secondary educational institution, so the winner understands that they may be required to select one or more alternative post-secondary institutions to accept the scholarship.  If the winner is already enrolled, the scholarship shall be paid directly to the institution in order to cover costs for winner’s tuition, fees, books, and supply expenses.  In which case that the winner is still under the age of 18, the scholarship shall not be awarded until the winner has enrolled at a post-secondary educational institution.


Participation in the Contest means that the entrant guarantees all content within the video submission is entrant’s original work and does not violate any copyright, trademark, or intellectual property rights of a third party.

Use Rights

By entering the Contest, the entrant grants the Sponsor permission to copy, reproduce, and use the video submission (and any content contained within) in all promotional and publishing aspects.

Limitations on Liability

Entering into the contest signifies that the entrant agrees to indemnify and hold harmless all coordinators of the Contest (including employees of the Sponsor, the Administrator, Facebook, YouTube, and anyone else involved in the organization of the Contest) from any legal claim that results from taking part in the Contest.  Additionally, entrant agrees to release and waive any liability whatsoever for any claims, costs, injuries, losses, and damages that are incurred from involvement in the Contest.


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