Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who is eligible to enter?
A: The Dickies American Hero of the Year Contest (the "Contest") is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including District of Columbia) who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry and are either: 1) active in the United States military or retired from the United States military; or 2) are immediate family members (spouse, parents and step-parents, siblings and step-siblings, and children and step-children) or friend (has a close and personal relationship) of someone that is active in the United States military or retired from the United States military.
Q: How high-quality does my video have to be?
A: There is no threshold for quality; we're looking for substance and content. If you shoot your nomination entry on your video-enabled recording device (e.g. phone) - that's fine! If you want to use your webcam - that's fine! If you have editing software on your computer to polish your entry - that's fine!
Q: If I create a picture slideshow and narrate it myself, is that okay?
A: As long as it's uploaded as a video file and tells us why your nominee is an American Hero, that's fine!
Q: Is there a specific format for video entries?
A: Please keep videos under 5 minutes, telling us why your nominee is an American Hero.
Q: What about Photo and Essay entries - is there a limit on the length of the essay?
A: Please keep essays at, or under, 500 words, telling us why your nominee is an American Hero.
Q: Can you nominate yourself?
Q: How long do I have to enter the contest?
A: The Contest begins on May 5, 2013 at 12:00AM Central Time and ends on June 17, 2013 at 11:59PM CT.
Q: Who selects the winning nomination?
A: Public voting will determine the Grand Prize Winner! The Finalists' Entries will be displayed on the Contest Websites between July 5, 2013 at 12:00AM CT and August 6, 2013 at 11:59PM CT. Individuals interested in the Contest are encouraged to vote for the Entry that is their favorite.
Q: Who determines the finalist entries?
A: We do, based on three criteria: Entry Composition (40%), Entry Sincerity (40%), and How well the Nominee represents the American Hero (20%)
Q: Can someone be nominated more than once?
A: A person may only be nominated once into the Contest.
Q: I have questions - how do I contact you?
A: Please email email@example.com with any questions.