Originally posted on December 21, 2016

Migraine Moment Contest

The American Headache Society (AHS), American Headache and Migraine Association (AHMA) and the American Migraine Foundation (AMF) (collectively “Sponsor”) announce a call for entries for the 2nd Migraine Moment Contest (the “Contest”). The competition is designed to convey many powerful and complex ideas about migraine and people with migraine – the pain and burden of course, but also the struggles and triumphs in finding relief and help from treatments and doctors, family and friends. Who better to offer strategies and tips to those with migraine than sufferers themselves?

Official Contest Rules


Entries can be in the form of video, music videos, animation, simulations and visualizations (collectively referred to herein as “videos”). The contest is open to residents of the United States and Canada. However, the Contest is void where prohibited by law.

To qualify for the Contest, each submission must:

  • Be a complete finished work
  • Be uploaded at final resolution at time of entry
  • Video and audio content must be your own

General Guidelines

  • Films shall be no more than 5 minutes in length
  • Can be works of fiction, animation, or documentary in content
  • Meet the Official Contest Rules listed herein
  • Winners must grant the Sponsor a perpetual royalty-free worldwide license to publish/display submitted video content on any of Sponsor’s websites or social media accounts
  • Contestants will retain all other rights to their work

Technical Video Guidelines

  1. Video must be no more than 5 minutes in length
  2. Videos must meet YouTube specifications which can be found at
  3. Both audio/visual and visual only entries are permitted
  4. The Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Video that it considers inappropriate for public viewing in its sole discretion
  5. You agree not to use the Sponsor’s trademark in any manner in your Video without the prior written consent of the Sponsor
  6. The Video must not prominently depict or refer to any brand or trademark
  7. The Video must not contain any material that violates or infringes upon the rights of any third party, including without limitation copyrights, trademarks or rights of privacy, or that is defamatory, threatening, indecent, obscene or offensive, or that is unlawful, or in violation of or contrary to any applicable laws or regulations
  8. Unless otherwise allowed by law, Videos may not contain materials embodying the names, likenesses, voices, or other indicia identifying any person without that person’s permission (or the permission of a parent/legal guardian if they person is under the age of majority in their jurisdiction or residence)


First place will receive $2,500; second place $1,000; and third place $500. Additionally, the Contestant submitting the “best picture” will be awarded travel/hotel to come to the Westin Boston Waterfront in Boston, MA to present their work on Friday, June 9, 2017 at 9:00am during the American Headache Society’s 59th Annual Scientific Meeting. Winners are responsible for all federal, state and local taxes.

How to Enter

  1. Complete the online submission form
  2. Upload your Video to your YouTube channel
  3. Indicate your agreement with the Legal Terms and Conditions by clicking on the acceptance on the second page of the online submission form
  4. Submissions must be uploaded by 11:59:00PM EDT on Friday, March 31, 2017.

Judging and Selection of Winners

Entries will be judged on creativity, originality, effectiveness, production quality and message. The entrees will be judged by members of the AHS Electronic Media Committee and Board of Directors. The odds of being chosen as a winner will depend on the number of entries received.

Winners will be announced on or about May 1, 2017.

The Sponsor will attempt to notify potential winners on or about April 28, 2017, via email or telephone. If Sponsor determines a winner is ineligible, has failed to comply with these Official Rules or any other applicable policies, or has failed to return any required documentation in a timely manner, the Sponsor has in its sole discretion may choose a different winner and disqualify the original winner. The winner is responsible for all federal, state, and local taxes on prizes.