St. John Ambulance, SJA York Region is a not-for-profit charitable organization offering Certified First Aid Training Courses, Volunteering Opportunities and Community Service Programs serving the Ontario Municipalities of:
Aurora | East Gwillimbury | Georgina | King | Markham | Newmarket | Richmond Hill | Vaughan | Whitchurch-Stouffville
Submit a Lip Sync video featuring yourself and/or members for a chance to win...
OCTOBER 12, 2020
Contest Open To All
SJA Volunteers & SJA Branches in
SJA LIP SYNC BATTLE
Read our Video Guidelines before filming your great Lip Sync video!
Upload your video to a private YouTube -or- Vimeo account and provide us a URL link -or- provide us a downloadable URL link in the Registration Form
Complete our Registration Form
& Online Photo / Video Release Form
Follow us to see teaser ads & semi-finalists!
A great example of a Lip Sync video produced by ROBIN NUBER for two Rogers Stores and their employees
(You do not have to Lip Sync 3 songs like this production)
SUBMIT VIDEO & REGISTRATION
(Cut n’ Copy your YouTube, Vimeo URL –or– your Download URL such as from a Google Drive (allow public access) or by Dropbox)
(If your Therapy Dog appears in the video, please include their Name & Breed)
Upon hitting the SUBMIT button, you will automatically be redirected to complete our
ABOUT - SJA LIP SYNC BATTLE CONTEST
The St. John Ambulance York Region ’s Lip Sync Battle Contest is a unique SJA's Lip Sync Battle Contest to showcase the many talents of Volunteers from all SJA Branches across the Province of Ontario. This SJA Lip Sync Battle Music Video Contest, created by the St. John Ambulance York Region Branch Fundraising Committee, will be featured as an entertainment element in our 2020 Black & White Gala Event which is held by our Branch annually here: https://www.sjayork.ca/gala2020
Due to the pandemic, this year's SJA York Region Black & White Gala Event will be held virtually through a ZOOM format. Our Adjudications Committee (the “Judges”) will review all submitted videos and select the top five (5) finalists to be shown and voted by LIVE ZOOM attendees during the SJA Black & White Virtual Gala on November 21st, 2020 at 8:00pm. Gala attendees will help to select the FIRST, SECOND and THIRD place video winners through a LIVE POLLING feature built-in the ZOOM video conference platform.
VIDEO GUIDELINES & HOW TO SUBMIT
MUSIC SELECTION: Lyrics featured in the music selection must be appropriate for a general audience and videos should be no longer than five (5) minutes.
SOCIAL DISTANCING: When filming with members, please follow social distancing protocols / laws or film individually and edit your production together.
ENTRIES: One (1) video entry per COMMUNITY SERVICE UNIT from any St. John Ambulance Branch within the Province of Ontario. You must indicate your Branch Name and Unit # on the submission form.
SJA BRANDING: Is encouraged but not mandatory.
MUSIC APPS: You may use just your smartphone, any music, song app or platform to film but the filming of the video MUST be filmed HORIZONTALLY and NOT in a vertical format. These videos are for playback on the ZOOM and YOUTUBE social platforms but may be edited by us in post-production to adapt other social platforms such as FACEBOOK, TWITTER, INSTAGRAM or TIKTOK as sneak previews for this event and contest. You MUST be able to save your video on your own device in order to submit your video to us for judging. (Sorry, we do not provide technical support. Please Google it)
DO NOT HOLD: Your camera or phone; as it becomes too shaky and too close. Have someone hold it firmly, or place it somewhere to film. Please film at least one (1) metre (3ft) away so we can see all the action.
PRODUCTION: Please give lead time of 5 seconds, and 5 seconds after the song for edits. This is in addition to the maximum 5-minute time.
BE MINDFUL: Of having enough light from the front and be mindful of your video background. Don’t forget to dance, use props, real or fake microphones, cool locations, add decorations or atmosphere to your video and have fun!
HOW TO SUBMIT VIDEO:
a) Upload your video to a (PRIVATE) YOUTUBE or VIMEO account and share the URL address with us on our Video Submission Form.
b) Share a Downloadable URL address where we can DOWNLOAD your production on our Video Submission Form. (Make sure you allow us access)
c) Snail Mail us a USB Key with your loaded video to St. John Ambulance York Region Branch, 13321 Yonge St, Suite 201. Richmond Hill, ON L4E 0K5 (Sorry, we will not be returning the USB Keys)
PHOTO / VIDEO RELEASE: All contestants under the age of 18 appearing in the submitted video must complete our online SJA PHOTO / VIDEO Release Form.
PRIZES: The winners will be awarded cash prizes: $500 CDN (First Place), $300 CDN (Second Place), and $100 CDN (Third Place).
INVITATION: All five finalists / teams will be invited to the SJA York Region 2020 B&W Virtual Gala Event and may possibly participate in the event. Additional Branch or other guests are welcome to purchase access to the event. One log-in ($150) includes a bottle of wine and two glasses shipped to your location.
DEADLINE: The deadline for receipt of submissions is October 12, 2020 and submissions must be received by SJA York before 11 p.m. E.S.T. on that day.
Register to attend our
Saturday, November 21st, 2020 @ 8:00pm
Where our attendees will VOTE LIVE the winning Lip Sync Videos
submitted by SJA Volunteers from SJA Branches across Ontario!
On the ZOOM network
Do you have a question you really need answered?
No problem! Use this form to contact the SJA York Region Fundraising Committee:
WHO WE ARE
The SJA York Region Fundraising Committee Members are made up of passionate MFR, YOUTH, BRANCH and BOARD level volunteers.
Fundraising Committee Volunteer Members - (Left-to-Right) Harvey Fields (Branch Acquisitions Officer / Fund.), Julia Wong (MFR / Fund.), Henry Chow (Chair, Branch Fund Development), Jeff Ng (MFR / Fund. Sports Co-Lead), Lynn McLarnon (Branch Executive Director), Laurie Hewlett (Branch Community Service Coordinator), Michael Ng (MFR / Unit Chief #548 / Fund.), Rodney Sine, Stephen Watkins (Branch Public Relations Officer / MFR / YOUTH / Fund.), Joan Sine, Jacqueline Davis (MFR / Fund. Sports Co-Lead) at the 2019 St. John Ambulance York Region B&W GALA.
Gala Committee Branch Staff Members - (Left-to-Right) Jason Colterman (Business Development / Fund.), Lynn McLarnon (Executive Director), Laurie Hewlett (Community Service Coordinator) at the 2019 St. John Ambulance York Region B&W GALA.
St. John Ambulance is an international humanitarian Organization and is a foundation of the Order of St. John.
For further information about St. John Ambulance in Canada, please visit www.SJA.ca or contact:
York Region Branch
201-13321 Yonge Street,
Richmond Hill, ON L4E 0K5
Tel.: (905) 773-3394
Fax: (905) 773-1046
ST. JOHN AMBULANCE, YORK REGION
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ABOUT ST. JOHN AMBULANCE IN CANADA
St. John Ambulance is Canada’s leading authority in first aid since 1883. Today we train over 550,000 Canadians annually in first aid and other health and safety related courses. As a charitable organization, proceeds from our training are directed back to local communities through our volunteer programs. St. John Ambulance has over 12,000 volunteers across Canada providing more than one million hours of community service annually. They serve their local communities through programs such as Medical First Response, Therapy Dog, Car Seat Clinics, Youth Programs, Disaster Response and more.
Charitable Organization number: 10802 2237 RR0001
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