Contest Rules


  • There is a $25 entry fee per team.
  • There is no limit to the number of entries a team can make. Have fun with different themes and ideas!
  • Each team must have a Manager. This is the person, age 18 or older, who signs the team up, makes sure that all of the rules are followed and is our primary contact person throughout the contest.
  • A teen or young adult (13-23) and peace officer must partner as Co-Producer/Co-Director to lead the team as Filmmakers. These two will jointly and equally lead the process of making the actual film.
  • By signing up for the contest, the team and the filmmakers authorize Eclipse Sports & Entertainment and it’s subsidiaries and assigns to use the film and other information pertaining to it in marketing and promotional campaigns associated with WALKING WHILE BLACK: L.O.V.E. Is The Answer and the L.O.V.E. Is The Answer 5-Minute Film Contest.
  • There is no limit to the number of members a team may have (TIP: The more people you attract to your team, the more votes and other support you are likely to generate). The minimum # is two (the teen/young adult and the peace officer). Aside from the Filmmakers, there is no age or profession requirement for any other team members.
  • Video must be no more than 5 minutes long, including credits.
  • Teams will be assigned a coach by Company to assist them with the process, but team captains and the team Manager assume all responsibility of making sure rules are followed.
  • Company will provide advice to help teams partner up with a celebrity in their area. Celebrity team members will be asked to contribute two hours of their time on the day of filming, and they will be asked to perform an on-camera role to help the team generate more views. Teams are prohibited from paying celebrities to participate.
  • Videos must be family friendly (The equivalent of a “G” rating) and must show the values of L.O.V.E. being put into action in their community.
  • The team Manager will be responsible for uploading the video to the team’s designated YouTube and Facebook pages (may be an individual page, organization page, company page or a page set up for the team), including #TryLoveNow and the following statement in the description:This video is an official entry into the 2019 L.O.V.E. Is The Answer 5-Minute Film Contest. See for details on the contest and for details on the feature film that sparked the L.O.V.E. Is The Answer Movement.
  • Voting will consist of likes, shares, comments and other criteria to be determined by Company.
  • Videos loaded to Facebook and YouTube prior to October 5, 2018 are not eligible. Voting will end at Midnight on December 31, 2019. Filmmakers must supply screen grabs of pages showing statistics as of a date no later than January 1, 2020.
  • State winners will be chosen by the end of February 2020 by Company with those winners being invited to Santa Monica for a celebration and selection of the national winner in the Spring of 2020 during Hollywood’s awards season. Teams must pay their own travel expenses. The Filmmakers (the teen/young adult and the peace officer) will each receive 2 free tickets to the celebration event.
  • Monthly prizes will be given throughout the term of the contest.
  • National winning Filmmakers (the teen and the peace officer) to each receive prizes with a combined valued at a minimum of $5,000.
  • Other prize levels including state and national to be determined by Company.