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Welcome to the HubSpot Academy Video Contest. Thank you for taking the time to help inspire and educate other learners by submitting your video. Upload your response to this quarter's prompt here for a chance to be featured on our HubSpot Academy social channels.

The Prompt: What does inbound mean to your business?

Each quarter, HubSpot Academy will have a new prompt for you to answer for your chance to be featured in HubSpot Academy. This quarter's prompt is: "What does inbound mean to your business?"

The Review Process

The deadline to submit is on the last day of each quarter, and winners will be announced before the end of the next quarter.
As soon as your video is reviewed, we'll let you know if it was selected to be featured in the HubSpot Academy's social channels.
Full contest rules: https://www.hubspot.com/academy-video-contest-rules

The Ask

Here's your task: Record a video (under 10 minutes long) that directly addresses the quarterly prompt (this quarter is: "What does inbound mean to your business?"). The video can be done in any style, but it must be intelligible (any spoken audio must be clear and any written words must be legible). In order to win, your submission must provide a thoughtful analysis of the prompt that would make a unique contribution to our HubSpot Academy Youtube channel and other social accounts.

"Hi, my name is Maria, and I'm a sales rep at Fake Company, Inc. For me, inbound is all about doing business in a way that your customers love. When I get off a call with a potential client, I want them to feel like I've helped them get closer to their goals. Because, if I'm just in there trying to hit my quota, they'll be able to tell, and they probably won't buy from me. Worse, they might tell their friends not to buy from me, and then it'll just get harder and harder for me to hit my quota in the future. But, if they can tell that I'm really invested in helping them succeed, then they'll want to do business with me - and not just once, but again and again. And, if they tell their friends to do business with me, too, then my job as a salesperson actually gets easier over time. And that's what inbound is to me: it's about doing business in a way that's good for both Fake Company, Inc., and for our customers."

Recording Your Video

You can contribute to HubSpot Academy Video Contest by submitting a video that's up to 10 minutes long using the form at the bottom of this page. You can record it right here on the page, or upload a pre-recorded video.

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Please enter your name and email below. You can record a video, or upload a file directly if you've already recorded your video.

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Contest Rules

ELIGIBILITY: Open only to persons who are 18 years of age or older and who are not citizens or residents of any country subject to U.S. trade embargo or other U.S. government sanctions including but not limited to North Korea, Sudan. Syria, Cuba, and Iran. Employees of HubSpot, Inc. and their relatives are not eligible to enter or win a prize. All applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

CONTEST PERIOD: The Contest entry period begins at 12:01 a.m. ET on January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1 each year and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31, respectively (each, a "Contest Period"), except for the first Contest Period which begins at 12:01 a.m. ET on May 1, 2019 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on June 30, 2019. Winners will be selected from entries properly submitted and timely received during the Contest Period.

HOW TO ENTER: During each Contest Period, entrants must (a) go to https://www.hubspot.com/academy-video-contest(the “Contest Site”) or other location indicated by Sponsor, and (b) follow the instructions for entry. All entries must comply with the terms in these Rules. Limit one (1) entry per person, per e-mail address, and per household during each Contest Period via online entry, regardless of whether a person has more than one address or more than one person uses the same address.

ALTERNATIVE MEANS OF ENTRY: In lieu of an online entry, you may enter the Contest by mailing a standard-size postcard with your name, email address, and a copy of your video submission on computer-readable drive or disc to: HubSpot Academy Quarterly Video Contest Entries, c/o HubSpot, Inc., 25 First Street, Cambridge, MA 02141, Attn: Kyle Jepson. Computer drives and discs will not be returned. Postcard entries must be postmarked during the Contest Period to be included in the winner selection for that Contest Period, and no more than one postcard/email address may be submitted during the Contest Period. If a postcard entry is received after the end of a Contest Period, it may be included in the next Contest Period.

QUALIFICATION AND WINNER CRITERIA: In order for a submission to qualify for judging, it must meet the following criteria:

  1. Must be a standard video file format
  2. Must directly address the prompt
  3. Must not exceed 10 minutes in runtime
  4. Can be in any style (talking head, animated, slides and VO, whiteboard, etc.) but it must be intelligible (any spoken audio must be clear, any written words must be legible, etc.)


In order to win, a submission must meet the following criteria (“Criteria”):

  1. Demonstrate a thoughtful analysis of the prompt
  2. Provide an original insight on the topic
  3. Can make a unique contribution to our YouTube channel (e.g. unique perspective, real-life example, alternative approach)

WINNER SELECTION: Winners will be determined by a panel of experts employed by HubSpot or its affiliates, based on the Criteria within thirty (30) days following the end of each Contest Period. Winners will be selected from entries received during the Contest Period. The potential winners will be notified via email to the email address submitted with the potential winner’s entry within two (2) weeks after the selection. The selection will be conducted by HubSpot, the judge of the Contest, whose decisions on all matters relating to the Contest shall be final. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, HubSpot may, in its sole discretion, award the applicable prize to an alternate winner selected by the panel of judges.

PRIZES/ODDS OF WINNING PRIZE: Winners will get some or all of their video posted on HubSpot Academy’s YouTube channel or the HubSpot YouTube channel. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of each Prize: $0 USD. Overall odds of winning depend on number of entries received during the Contest Period. No prize substitution or cash equivalent of prize. No prize transfer.

CONDITIONS: HubSpot reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest (or portion thereof) for any or all Contest Periods. HubSpot also reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify the entry of any individual. All federal, state and local taxes on prize and any expenses not specified herein are the sole responsibility of winner. Should a dispute arise regarding the identity of the claimant, HubSpot reserves the sole right to determine the eligible party. BY ENTERING, ENTRANT WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO BRING (AND COVENANTS NOT TO BRING) ANY CLAIM AGAINST HUBSPOT OR ANY OTHERS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS CONTEST. ENTRANTS FURTHER AGREE TO RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS HUBSPOT FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY ARISING FROM THEIR PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST, OR HUBSPOT’S USE OF ANY ENTRY INFORMATION. Any disputes that may arise hereunder shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts without regard to the conflicts of laws principles of any jurisdiction. Venue with respect to any such disputes shall be had in the state and federal courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

PUBLICITY AND RELEASE: As a condition of entry into the Contest, except where prohibited by law, each entrant and each winner by accepting a prize grants to HubSpot all right, title and interest in, to publicize, broadcast, display and/or otherwise use, the Contest entrant’s name, city, state, and biographical material (collectively, “Licensed Rights”) in any media for advertising and publicity purposes, without additional review, compensation, or approval of the winner. As a further condition of entry into the Contest, each entrant, and each winner by accepting a prize, grants to HubSpot a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, perpetual license to display, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, and otherwise use any of the video content submitted with an entrant’s entry, in any media and for any purpose, without additional review, compensation, or approval by the entrant. Entries must not infringe upon the legal rights, including copyrights, trademarks, contract rights, or any other intellectual property rights of any other person or entity. If Winner does not respond to notification, or is not present when prize delivery is attempted, such prize will be forfeited. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of the judges, which are final and binding in all respects.

OFFICIAL RULES/WINNERS LIST: For notification of the winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: HubSpot Academy Quarterly Video Contest Entries, c/o HubSpot, Inc., 25 First Street, Cambridge, MA 02141, Attn: Kyle Jepson. Requests for winners' lists must be received within one month after the end of the Contest Period.

SPONSOR: HubSpot, Inc., 25 First Street, Cambridge, MA 02141.