PADI | GoPro Evolution Contest Official Rules


Here are the terms and conditions which apply to PADI’s “Evolution” contest, sponsored by “GoPro”. Please read these terms carefully as they contain important items participants should know. These terms are final, binding, and winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements.

Contest Overview


GoPro, Inc. (“GoPro”)



Contest title Evolution (“Contest”)

The PADI - GoPro Evolution Contest (“Contest”) begins on April 15, 2019 and continues through and including November 30, 2019 (“Contest Period”) and is open to anyone who is 18 years of age or older (“Entrants”). Employees, officers, directors and family members of employees of PADI Worldwide Corp. and all related and affiliate companies of PADI Worldwide Corp. (collectively referred to herein as “PADI”), globally, are not eligible for the Contest. Employees, officers, directors and family members of employees of GoPro and all related and affiliate companies of GoPro (collectively referred to herein as “GoPro”), globally, are not eligible for the Contest. Contest is void in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) of Australia, and anywhere restricted or otherwise prohibited by law.

Contest description and period

Three part contest that will inspire the PADI audience to get creative and evolve their skills using GoPro cameras from capturing footage, editing footage and sharing stories.

Part 1

From April 15, 2019 to and including May 30, 2019, Entrants submit un-edited, 1 minute or less, GoPro footage of Entrant’s best dive, freedive, and snorkeling to (“Contest Submission”).

Part 2

From July 1, 2019 to and including August 15, 2019, Entrants submit edited, 1 minute or less, GoPro footage from existing content on contest website GoPro and PADI will provide all footage for Part 2 of the contest. (“Contest Submission”).

Part 3

From September 16, 2019 through and including October 31, 2019, using the Quik app, Entrants submit edited, 1 minute or less, GoPro foogtage of entrants advengture to, including music selections from the GoPro Music library.

Collectively, the “Contest Period”


Two (2) Contest Submissions will be selected each Entry Period by a panel of judges representing PADI and GoPro (“Judges”). The Judges will select 2 Contest Submissions based upon the judging criteria. Winners will be notified via a message from PADI as follows:

Entry Period 1: June 30, 2019
Entry Period 2: September 30, 2019
Entry Period 3: November 30, 2019


Contest prizes will be awarded to one winner (“Winner”) and one runner-up (“Runner-up”) (each a, “Contest Winner”) for each Entry Period as follows:

Part 1

Winner will receive a cash price of $2,000.00 USD
Runner-up will receive a GoPro package consisting of: one HERO7 Black, Super Suit, Adventure Kit, valued at $500 USD

Part 2

Winner will receive a cash price of $2,000.00 USD
Runner-up will receive a GoPro package consisting of: one HERO7 Black, Super Suit, Adventure Kit, valued at $500 USD

Part 3

Winner will receive a cash price of $2,000.00 USD
Runner-up will receive a GoPro package consisting of one: one HERO7 Black, Super Suit, Adventure Kit, valued at $500 USD

Contest Winner will be required to sign and complete an Affidavit of Eligibility and Publicity Release (“Release”), and return it to PADI within 5 days of notification; otherwise the prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate Entrant. Contest Winners will be announced by PADI and GoPro on company website and social media. Contest Winners give PADI and GoPro and/or their designee unlimited rights to use Contest Winner’s name, picture, Contest Submission and likeness, globally, in advertising and publicity, without further compensation, where permitted by local law. Such use may include but is not limited to PADI YouTube Channel and related scuba YouTube channels, Facebook, Twitter, other social media channels,,, and press releases.

All federal, state/provincial/territorial, and local taxes, fees, surcharges and taxes (whether foreign or domestic, and including income, sales, and import taxes) on prizes are the sole responsibility of the Winner.

Prize value

The Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of all Prize(s) is seven thousand five hundred ($7,500).

Judging Criteria

Parts 1 & 2

25% Composition and framing
25% Perspective and degree of difficulty of shooting
25% Depiction of your observations during your dive
25% Overall beauty and lighting

Part 3

25% Story
25% Creativity
25% Portrayal of marine life and ecosystems from divers’ perspective
25% Xfactor – Overall capture and edit quality

How to Enter

You may register for the Contest by visiting (the “Website”) during the Contest Period and then navigating to the Contest registration page.
Throughout the Contest Period, video submissions will be accepted via upload from the Website and, using the Judging Criteria, will be judged by the judging panel, who will then select such entries. Not all Submissions will be displayed, as the judging panel will select the best entries, according to the Judging Criteria for such display. The displayed submissions may be edited, cut-down, modified, tagged and branded with advertising and logos of the Contest Entities.



General Rules and Conditions
  1. Entrants may upload one Contest Submission during each Entry Period.
  2. The entire Contest Submission must be shot exclusively on a GoPro camera.
  3. Contest Submissions should be no more than _1_minute in length and promote the scuba diver lifestyle including topside and/or underwater highlights of a dive site including, but not limited to, underwater marine life and divers exploring the underwater world. Videos that include footage of divers touching marine life or reef, including artificial reefs such as wrecks, will be disqualified.
  4. All contact information including name, email and phone must be accurately provided for Entrant to be eligible for Contest
  5. PADI reserves the right not to post any Contest Submissions received, for any reason, and to remove videos already posted, in its sole discretion.
  6. You understand that you are providing your information to PADI, and such information is subject to PADI’s Privacy Policy at
  7. The Judges’ decision of the Winners shall be final.
  8. PADI or its affiliates may, at its sole discretion, rescind any promotion found to contain errors, without liability, at PADI’s sole discretion.
  9. This Contest shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California exclusive of its choice of laws principles. The California State courts of Orange County or the United States District Court for the Southern District of California shall have exclusive jurisdiction and venue over any dispute arising out of or relating to this Contest.
  10. Entrants warrant that all information provided is accurate and that they personally took the video(s) submitted for this Contest (“Contest Submission”) and PADI and GoPro’s use of Entrant’s Contest Submission will not violate any third party rights. Entrants agree to release, discharge, and hold harmless PADI and GoPro, and their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, agents and their employees, officers, directors and representatives from any claims, losses, and damages arising out of their participation in this Contest or any Contest-related activities and the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any prize awarded hereunder. By submitting a Contest Submission, Entrant hereby grants PADI and GoPro and/or their designee, the non-exclusive royalty –free irrevocable rights, in its sole discretion, to use, reproduce, copy, publish, display, distribute, perform, translate, sublicense, adapt, modify, create derivative works from and otherwise exploit the Contest Submission (in whole or in part) and to incorporate the Contest Submission in other works, in any and all markets and media, whether now known or hereafter developed, throughout the universe in perpetuity; these rights are granted to PADI and GoPro whether or not Entrant’s Contest Submission is a winning submission, without compensation to the Entrant.
  11. For a list of winners after December 31, 2019, write to:
    PADI Marketing, 30151 Tomas, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688, USA
    Sponsors: GoPro and PADI Worldwide Corp.
    Prize Provider: GoPro