How do you ride?


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South Shore proponents see the opportunity in the expansion of the South Shore Line passenger rail service into Dyer and someday a goal to reach Lowell and Valparaiso.

The Times Media Company is holding a Short Film contest entitled "How Do You Ride?" targeted to amateur Lake and Porter County filmmakers. This contest is open to any amateur motivated to create a video about the positive economic and social development of the South Shore expansion in Northwest Indiana. The deadline to submit the short films is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014.

Film themes should be focused on what the expansion would mean to Northwest Indiana and should be no more than 2 minutes in length. Filmmakers are encouraged to use their own creative expression to celebrate the art, beauty, inspiration and a personal connection to the South Shore Line and its expansion.

One winner will be selected to receive a Go Pro video camera. A select group of submitted films will be recognized on Additionally, contest participants may have their work publicly displayed or used on The Times website or The Times' social media outlets.

For more information, contest guidelines, and entry forms, please log on to

All entries will be anonymously reviewed throughout the Contest. Videos will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact and artistic merit.

All amateur filmmakers are eligible.

All videos must be submitted electronically through our web site

Upload your video to Youtube and send us the link.
No mail-in entries will be accepted.

Each submitted video, must be a single work of original material created by the Contest entrant. By entering the Contest, entrant represents and warrants that the submitted video(s) is an original work created solely by the entrant, that the video does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and that no other party has any right, title, claim or interest in the video. Videos that violate or infringe upon another person's rights are not eligible

The videos entered must not, in the sole discretion of the Times Media Company contain obscene, defamatory, or otherwise objectionable content. Entries deemed inappropriate will be disqualified.

Questions and inquiries about entering can be emailed to HYPERLINK ""

Video Length
The maximum length for a video is two (2) minutes.

Entrants shall retain all rights to their work. Entrants must be the sole copyright owner to each video they submit. By submitting the video to the Times Media Company, entrants hereby grant to the Times Media Company the right and license to use, copy, distribute, display, transmit, publish, publicly perform, and make derivative works of the video for any purpose.

This Contest is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Certain restrictions may apply. Entries will be void if the Times Media company determines the entry to not be an original, or if the entries are illegible, incomplete, damaged, irregular, altered, counterfeit, produced in error or obtained through fraud or theft.

Participants also agree (a) to be bound by these Official Rules; (b) that the decisions of the Judges are final on all matters relating to the Contest; and (c) if he/she wins that the Times Media Company may use each winner's name, voice, likeness, city, and state, in connection with all publicity and advertising relating to current or future Contests. All federal, state, and local taxes on prizes are the sole responsibility of the prize winners.

The Times Media Company, in its sole discretion, reserves the right not to award all prizes in the event an insufficient number of eligible entries meeting the minimum judging criteria are received, and in this case, will return the entry fees.

In the event that the selected winner(s) of any prize is/are ineligible or refuse the prize, the prize will be forfeited and the Times Media Company, in its sole discretion, may choose whether to award the prize to another entrant.

Upon request by the Times Media Company, each entrant must be prepared to provide a signed, written, personal release from all persons who appear in the video submitted, authorizing us to use for any purpose any film, video, photographs, sound recordings, or audiovisual video productions containing their picture, voice, or likeness. These purposes include, but are not limited to, advertising and commercial uses and may be used in any media, format, or language. In addition, upon request by the Times Media Company, each entrant must be prepared to provide a signed written license from the copyright owner of any sculpture, artwork or other copyrighted material that appears in the video entry, authorizing us to reproduce, distribute, display, transmit, and create derivative works of the video in connection with any promotions of the “How Do You Ride?” Contest. Failure to provide such releases upon request may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner.

By participating, entrants agree to release, discharge and hold harmless the Times Media Company, its parent company, and each of its partners, affiliates, agents and its employees, directors, and representatives from any claims, losses, and damages arising out of their participation in this Contest or any Contest-related activities and the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any prize awarded hereunder.

The Times Media Company assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in operation or transmission; communications line failure; theft or destruction of or unauthorized access to Contest entries or entry forms; or alteration of entries or entry forms. The Times Media Company is not responsible for any problems with or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site, human errors of any kind, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrants' or any other persons' computers related to or resulting from participation, uploading or downloading of any materials related to this Contest.

If the Times Media Company elects to cancel or terminate the Contest, the Times Media Company will not retain any rights in the submitted entries and will return the entry fees.

In the unlikely event that it is necessary, the Times Media Company reserves the right to make changes to the Contest. All videos must have been made within Indiana and portray the phrase “How Do You Ride?”.

The contest opens on February 1st, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.

All entries must be received before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 to be eligible.

Winners will be notified within one week after the February 28th, 2014 deadline.

Winning entries will be posted online at



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