Mission and Objective
Virlbox is a monthly advertising competition for smartphone users. Subscribers receive one new product in the mail every month, and then shoot an ad for it on their smartphones. All ads must be 30 seconds or less.
Our mission is twofold: First, to create an experience for our subscribers. When our subscribers get their Virlboxes in the mail they are receiving more than just a box and a product - they are receiving entry into a film competition and the opportunity to be part of an online community. For some of our subscribers Virlbox is a fun pastime; for others it is a way to build portfolios for work in a creative field.
The second part of our mission is to help small North American businesses gain exposure. By pairing small businesses with our base of creative subscribers, we provide a novel and inexpensive way for small businesses to promote their product and increase sales.
Entry to any month’s competition is open only to subscribers of Virlbox for the month in which the competition takes place. A new competition is held every month.
Films must be submitted by the 20th day of the month in which the competition is taking place (i.e. if the competition is for October, all submissions must be sent by 11:59 PM on October 20th). If a subscriber’s Virlbox is not received by the 10th day of the month, they will receive a refund for that month.
All films must be submitted to [email protected]
All film submissions must be 30 seconds or less. Submissions longer than 30 seconds will not be considered.
All films must be shot on a smartphone camera.
The use of external audio devices such as shotgun and lavalier microphones is permitted and encouraged, though not required.
Classes and groups are welcome to submit films as a group. If a group wins an award, only one award will be given to the group. If it’s a cash award only one cheque will be given to the group. The cheque recipient must be 18 years or older and pay all applicable taxes.
Eligible submissions will be posted to the Virlbox YouTube Page on the 25th day of the month in which the contest is taking place (i.e. for a contest in October, all entries that have been submitted by October 20th, which have met all of the contest criteria and not broken any of the rules, will be posted to the Virlbox YouTube Page on October 25th). Once on the Virlbox Youtube Page, submissions will be open to the public for voting. Eligible entrants are encouraged to share their submissions with friends and family. The video with the most Likes by the 5th day of the subsequent month wins.
A Winner for each month’s contest will be determined on the 5th day of the subsequent month (i.e. the Winner for October’s contest will be decided on November 5th). The Winner is determined based on the number of user votes (i.e. Likes).
All entrants grant Virlbox the right to use film stills and portions of accepted films for promotional purposes and to bracket submitted films with the Virlbox logo.
All entrants grant Virlbox the right to use their film on any part of the Virlbox website and/ or any part of any of its subsidiary websites.
Please contact for any questions. We can’t wait to see your ad!
All Films are submitted to and accepted by VirlBox subject to the following terms and conditions:
Terms and Conditions
Virlbox will not be responsible for any infringement of any rights in any advertisement and/or film (“Film”) submitted to the contest by any person and/or representative and/or applicant (“Applicant”).
By submitting a Film, the Applicant: