The National Science Foundation awarded The HistoryMakers a 3-year grant to interview 180 of the nation's top African American scientists, create curriculum based on the interviews and hold public programs featuring the scientists. The goal of the ScienceMakers initiative is to create positive role models and use their life stories as a way to encourage others to enter scientific professions.

Youtube Terms and Conditions

Terms And Conditions

1. By participating, contestants agree to the ScienceMakers YouTube Oral History Contest Guidelines described in this document.
2. The HistoryMakers acquires the rights to use all submitted videos for promotional purposes, including, but not limited to, such mediums as the Internet, printed or electronic marketing materials, and DVDs for sale. No royalties will be paid to the video creators on proceeds of DVD sales; however, video creators retain their rights to use, distribute and sell and their own videos without restrictions. Winning contestants will be asked to sign a waiver regarding these terms.
3. Void outside of the United States and where prohibited, taxed, or restricted by law. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.
4. Videos must not contain identifying information about any person, including the entrant. Identifying information includes last name, phone number, address or email.
5. Each contestant may only submit one (1) video.
6. Winners failing to respond in a timely manner to notification of winning, or who fail to sign the waiver in a timely manner, will forfeit their prize. If a prize is forfeited, the judges will choose an alternate winner.
7. Contestants must only submit their own original work; videos must not violate copyright or intellectual property rights. Videos must also not be inappropriate, defamatory or libelous.
8. Contestants agree to indemnify and hold The HistoryMakers, its assigns and licensees harmless from and against any and all third party claims, actions or proceedings of any kind and from any and all damages, liabilities, costs, and expenses relating to or arising out of any breach or alleged breach of any of the warranties, representations, or agreements of contestants hereunder.
9. By participating in this contest, winners irrevocably grant The HistoryMakers, its assigns and licensees the right to use such winner’s name, likeness, biographical information, and video in any and all media for any purpose, including without limitation, advertising and/or promotional purposes as well as in, on or in connection with The HistoryMakers’ website or other promotions, throughout the universe, in perpetuity, by means of any and all media and device whether now known or hereafter devised and hereby release The HistoryMakers from any liability with respect thereto.

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