Official Rules Announced To Win Tickets To STAR TREK BEYOND Fan Event

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The second trailer for Star Trek Beyond will premiere at a special fan event at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles on May 20th. Today, Paramount released the official rules for a video contest that will allow fans to show the world “How you Go Beyond as a Star Trek fan”, including 5 grand prizes that include airfare and a 2-night hotel stay in LA for the event.

How do you “Go Beyond”?

Paramount wants Trekkies to show the world how they “Go Beyond” as a Star Trek fan. During one of five day-long entry periods, fans can submit videos of themselves “going beyond” and explaining why they should get the chance to attend the LA fan event.

Videos can be shared on facebook (in the US, Australia, and the UK), or on twitter by tagging user @StarTrekMovie and including the hashtag #StarTrekContest.

The event, which was announced in April, will include the premiere of the newest Beyond trailer, special guest appearances and more. As stated in the initial press release:

The one-time only special event, taking place at the historic Paramount Pictures studio lot, will include the premiere of the newest “Star Trek Beyond” trailer, an exclusive first-look of never before seen footage from the upcoming film, a Q&A with Lin and the cast and crew, special guests appearances, and other surprises. The Q&A will be streamed via Facebook Live.

The Rules
Your video can be a maximum of 50 seconds in length (be succinct, people!) and will be judged on the following criteria: 10% creativity, 20% originality, 30% clarity and 40% relevance.

There are five entry periods, and you can submit a video for each one – each lasting a day, beginning at midnight and ending at 11:59 PM PST of May 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6.

The contest is open to current legal residents of Australia, Canada (excluding Quebec), the United Kingdom and the United States (including Washington D.C.) who are at least 21 years old or older at the time of entry.

The Prizes
Paramount is giving away 50 pairs of tickets for each of the one-day entry periods – totaling 500 winning tickets.

One video from each entry period will get the ultimate prize, which includes airfare for 2 to LA, a 2-night hotel stay, and transportation reimbursement up to $200.

You can read the official rules right here:

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That’s a lot of hoops to jump through to see a trailer.

Yeah, if this is the only way to get in I’ll find a place on Melrose Blvd and eat some pizza….

Melrose Ave. Sorry.

Disney/Marvel did a similar event a year or two ago to hype up Phase 3 of the MCU. They had a few actors, but most of it was just announcing the different movies coming up through 2019, including titles and logos.

@Redshirt Rosie,

No kidding! Seven pages of rules to watch a 2.5 minutes trailer!

First entry period started an hour ago…hop to it, people!

Boohoo…:( Kiwis miss out again. Not that I would know how to make an entry or am able to travel at short notice, but I am sure that there must be one or two of my compatriots who could be able to do it.

It is good that people from outside the US also get a chance to participate. I am curious as to why legal residents of Quebec are not included.

Good luck, folks! Have a good one on me!

We have different laws in Quebec, so it’s possible this contest or one of its rules is not legal here… Probably for a very minor thing.

Some foreign jurisdictions consider contests games of chance – no idea if gambling is verboten in Quebec…

Gambling is not forbidden in NZ, but the laws which govern may be stricter than in other places. I don’t know as I don’t gamble. Perhaps it is for these reasons that NZ has also been excluded, like Quebec. It would be good if I knew why exactly.

@Rose. I had reason to look into this with a different employer about ten years ago – again, understanding that each jurisdiction has it’s own laws – but the principle objection was that these types of contests were viewed as lotteries. It turned out that foreign jurisdictions (particularly those that had their own lotteries) were pretty keen on protecting there’s. We decided it wasn’t worth the hassle…..and I’d be the first to defer to someone who has a better grasp of the specifics.

@Silvereyes: The contest rules were not written in French! That’s NOT a minor thing! ; )

Ha, if it’s indeed the case that the rules were not available in French, then that would do it. This government is wasting so much time and taxpayer money on this French enforcement BS. This province is lead by prancing poets… It’s pissing 90% of the population off, and I’m French Canadian!

Phil probably hit the nail on the head. We do have lotteries here, in fact it’s government operated (called Loto Québec) so it would make sense that some contests need to go through hoops to be legal…

For contests to be legal in Quebec, they need to deposit an amount equivalent to the prize with the agency that oversees casinos, lotteries and other things of this nature, in addition to translating and publicizing the contest in Quebec. Basically it’s a consumer protection in case the contest runners are crooked. Most US contests don’t bother with the additional expense / paperwork.

Makes sense Fred. Thanks for the info.

They also don’t want some French Canadian dude to blow the prize money on booze, drugs and hookers!

(which is a given by the way)

It’s also handy for protecting the local lotteries.

Prancing poets. Boy, that insult would liven up the presidential debates here….

Ahh right, so basically create an event with a couple of hotels laid on, get the fandom to do your marketing.

No thanks. I don’t want to endorse something based on that abysmal trailer, only to get there and be let down again.

@ Xander

Probably for the best, as the excited fans who do show up for this wouldn’t want to share their experience with fans who don’t like the nuTrek movies.

Excellent. Paramount are welcome to them.

Id certainly want to hear from people who attend whether they have positive or negative impressions of the trailer, footage and experience. Both perspectives would certainly be relevant.

Where is the info on the fan event itself?

WHOEVER IS NEGATIVE VOTING ME ON THIS (ALL IS DID WAS POSE A QUESTION), PLEASE NOTE THE NEW RULES OF CONDUCT FOR TREKMOVIE STIPULATE:

You should NOT downvote someone simply because:

– They comment something you disagree with
– You have a personal dislike for the commenter
– You forgot to follow Wheaton’s Law

We should all agree to a moratorium on discussing the voting. The more people complain the more likely they are to be down voted just out of spite or some odd sense of fun. For the record I didn’t down vote you! lol

Thanks, man! It’s getting comical now….

I assume some people that just quickly peruse the site probably down vote specific posters without reading the comment. But again…the voting is not relevant unless people really like to order the posts by most voted. Does anyone do that?

It’s been comical since the day they instituted voting in the first place!

….and of course some clown now downvotes my just listing the rules of conduct…LOL

….and then my follow-up gets downvoted as well…LOL again

I agree with you, Prodigal Son. I’ve had that happen to me as well. Would it constitute not following Wheaton’s Law, ie don’t be a d*ck?

I got four down votes for mentioning my wife’s Yorkie and our trip to Petco. Some people will downvote the flag, mom, and apple pie, it seems.
Don’t lose any sleep over it, PS…

@ Phil, 3:48 pm: Must have been cat lovers who downvoted you ;-)

That bastard Dr. Evil at work again. Boooooo….

Hmm. As I write this, you are at a negative one. So I will do the right thing up upvote you to zero you out. :)

Regards.

Thanks Lostrod. I like your example! In fact, I’d like to suggest that those of us discussing this here — let’s try upvoting on posts where we seeing ANYONE (even people we usually disagree with) getting downvoted for no apparent reason…LET’S COUNTER THESE CLOWNS.

I am going to go right now and upvote some of TUP’s, Phils and Keachick’s posts that look to be unnecessarily downvoted.

I feel a drinking game coming on….

Prodigal Son,

In reply to your comment campaigning for votes:

http://trekmovie.com/2016/05/02/official-rules-announced-to-win-tickets-to-star-trek-beyond-fan-event/#comment-5303434

Aren’t you just letting your fear that the new rules are being violated lead you right down the same sinful path as that which you fear may be going on?

“Do not do these things: … Ask for up/down-votes or engage in voting manipulation…” — TrekMovie.com Staff

Wow Prodigal, you just can’t take any criticism can you? Even some random dude clicking the down vote get’s you riled up. Relax… I gave you an up vote. Hope you feel better!

Thanks, Silveryes! Yes, I do need to relax more. LOL

@Prodigal Son,

“You should NOT downvote”

The key word here is “should”, it is only a recommendation & not binding to anyone. Replacing it with “shall” would be more effective.

So, Paramount wants us to do the viral video marketing for them? Cheap bastards.

You can always choose not to. If other Trek fans are happy to show themselves in a short video enthusing about why they want to be at the Paramount Star Trek event, they can.

Actually, it seems like an interesting exercise. I wonder what I would say in 50 seconds. I am thinking about this now even though I am not able to enter the competition, given that I am a legal resident of an excluded country.

Looks like it could be the final poster for the movie above!

Anyone else see the irony in Paramount asking fans to make a Trek film while they are attacking other fans for making Trek films?

I don’t think people shooting themselves gushing over Trek, and essentially why they are fans, is equivalent to a Trek film.

BTW – Forbes just did an interesting article about fan made Star Trek films …

http://www.forbes.com/sites/peterdecherney/2016/05/02/in-copyright-lawsuit-star-trek-fan-work-gets-its-easy-rider-moment/#7a35a37c5ded

Regards.

My video submission will consist of real time footage of me posting on here and arguing with Bob Orci.

LOL

Ahmed,

A sure winner would be you and Orci using hand puppets to re-enact your famous internet altercation.

;-)

That might have just sealed the deal for me! If I had any artistic ability I’d use crudely drawn animations to represent Bob and myself and other posters here. Actually, that does sound entertaining!

Here is five more seconds for you;)

Hey Bob – You mean that TUP and Ahmed get 55 seconds to make their videos, not 50 seconds like everybody else. That’s not fair….boohoo…sob…:(
;)

lol awesome

TUP,

If I were a lawyer, I’d pro bono recommend that all the fan film productions submit their best 50 seconds of film as their “official” entries.

This was only announced this afternoon? The first day is already more than half over, for those of us living in the Pacific time zone. Most of us won’t even be home from work for hours, yet. Sheesh.

Well, I do see a potential problem for foreign participants – if you don’t have a passport, getting one in less then three weeks could be an issue.

You should always have a Passport! Three weeks is enough time in Canada. Not sure about over-seas. And thank you for reminding me that my Passport expires this summer…need to renew before Vegas.

Yes, I should have my passport updated. It costs about NZ$207 to have that done and it takes about 10 working days. However, since I have no money to travel anywhere, I don’t know that I can excuse the extra expense. If only I had a real incentive…like having a return airfare and accommodation paid for in order to see the premiere of Star Trek Beyond in Los Angeles (along with meeting the main actors etc, esp. Chris Pine), then I could be persuaded.

I Khan Believe it Ain\'t Butter

Pass…as in gaseous anomalies.

Somehow, a video of me working on the captain’s log after a trip to Taco Bell probably isn’t what they are looking for.
For our foreign readers, Taco Bell is synonymous with dysentery.

Too bad there wasn’t a meme that’s in between Senator Vreenak’s “It’s a fake!” and Captain Sisko’s “It’s REAL!!!!” This seems potentially awesome, yet poorly managed at the same time. Probably one of General Chang quoting “To be or not to be” would be accurate.

That being said, Paramount wouldn’t be so foolish as to debut the full trailer at a fan event to be ridiculed. I’ll swallow my sinicism, and hope for the best.

Just weird that as of the time I posted this (8:45PM Eastern 5/2), the contest is not mentioned at all on StarTrek.com (could change at any moment). But at least TrekMovie has it. Thanks, guys!

Clinton,

As of 2:25PM Pacific 5/3, it’s not even mentioned on the “Official movie site for Star Trek Beyond”, http://startrekmovie.com

This is a great idea because it is the 50th anniversary of Star Trek!

@ boborci: Have you already submitted your video to win tickets?

@DIGINON,

You know that Orci is one of the producers, right?

As always, the non english speaking countries are out of the contest… hey !!! We are trekkies too!!!

Glad to see some marketing for this film!

CaptainSheridan,

But of what quality of marketing if they can’t even mention this on their own “Official movie site for Star Trek Beyond”, http://startrekmovie.com ?

“Judged on the following criteria: 10% creativity, 20% originality, 30% clarity and 40% relevance.” Can we hold STB to the same standard?

LOL!

For STB you have to use use the Trek-o-meter. Trekless, Trekish,Treker,Treky and TOO Treky!

@James Cude,

LOL, well played!

i dont think trek fans irrationally deconstructing and trashing a star trek movie is something they feel they need permission to do

The one thing I’m confused about is making Trek more inclusive and then promoting an Exclusive event!

unlimited attendance might be a problem

I Khan Believe it Ain\'t Butter

As they say on Cinema Sins “SKIP”

“Australia, Canada (excluding Quebec), the United Kingdom and the United States”

What is their problem with other countries in the world? They allow the UK, but not Ireland? Australia, but not New Zealand? Not to mention that they treat non English speaking countries like a plague.

It’s interesting that the film’s artwork shows a …………………………………………………………………………..Possible Spoiler…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..Intact Enterprise ascending.

Apparently Simon Pegg is to go to Cannes Film Festival and give a talk about writing Star Trek Beyond on 22 June 2016. This was posted to IMDb Chris Pine message board –
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1517976/board/thread/256869922

It’s the last day to enter….

Had no idea Australians were allowed to enter- we never are usually. Too late now. Let down my my local Star Trek sites.

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