How It Works + Competition FAQ

See the Official Rules for more details. This FAQ is for information only.

Who can enter the competition? The competition is open to everyone. You must register as a Garfum.com user to enter. If you are a minor, you need the approval of your parent or guardian.

How do I register as a Garfum.com user? It's easy. Click Log-in/Register at the top right of the webpage. Use your email address, Facebook, or Twitter account to create a profile.

Register or log in.

  • New registrants will receive 50 Garbucks.

How do I navigate on My Profile?
Once you are logged in, click on the "My Profile" link located on the top left navigation or top right navigation.
From within this section you can edit your profile, review your notification, manage your videos, and review your reward center history. Please see detailed information on each sub section.

  • My Profile - This section allows users to review your bio that is available to the public
    • It Provides the ability to upload new videos and manage his/hers current video gallery.
    • It gives the ability edit avatar (profile image).
  • My Entourage - This section allows users to views all current friends for your account.
    • when an Entourage request is pending you will see the entourage request icon with the number of reguest on the right hand side (1)
    • click on the icon to review your Entourage
  • My Notifications - This section allows users to review all notifications that the Garfum system or Admins have sent to your account, such as: video flags, or monthly winners.
    • when a notfication request is pending you will see the notification request icon with the number of reguest on the right hand side (1)
    • click on the icon to review your Notifications
  • Edit My Profile - This section allows a register user to edit their profile information.
    • to edit profile click on the edit my profile link on the top left sub navigation
    • this will redirect you to a edit profile form, edit the fields needed and click on the update "profile button".
  • Manage My Videos - this section allows users to edit, delete and manage videos gallery and video information.
    • To Edit Thumbnails go to >> Manage My Videos >> select the video you want to modify information about and
    • click on the edit icon >> this icon will redirect you to the dit video form, in this form you can edit:
    • Title, Category, Description, Tags and Thumbnail
    • click on "edit video" button to commit your changes or cancel to canel your changes.
    • Tips: When you upload your video pick the best thumbnail picture that will draw in the most interest
  • My Order History - this section allows users to review their rewards center order history, and Garbucks.

How do I change my Avatar(profile image)?

  • Go to the "My profile" page and click on the "Edit Avatar" button located directly underneath your current avatar.
  • This will open a window with and file upload form.
  • Click on the "browse" button select the image you want to use from your desktop, phone or other device as an avatar
  • Click ok
  • Than click on the "update avatar" button to update your new avatar
  • Thank click on the close button.
  • your avatar will be updated.

How Do I Request a Friend?

  • To request a friend, simple click on the request icon  http://garfum.com/images/friend-icon-small-video-contest.png located on top of the video detail page, or on the user profile page.
  • once you have sent a request, the person you are requesting as a Entourage will receive a notice on his/hers Entourage link with the request entourage icon and the number of reguest on the right hand side (1)
  • When you request is [eonding you will see Pending request incon on that users videos
  • after the requestor reviews the notification he/she will have the ability to "accept" or "denied" the request.
  • if the requestor accepts your request he/she will appear in your "My Entourage" page as well as his/hers.
  • if you already have that user as a friend the request icon http://garfum.com/images/friend-already-icon-small-video-contest.png will appear.

How to be social with Garfum:

How to message:

  • To message a friend go to the "Messages" link from the sub top navigation
  • Once you are in the message page, Start typing the user name from your entourage list, on the "TO" field and the system will automatically find the user for you from your list.
  • type the message you want to send
  • and click on submit.
  • The message will submitted to your friend and the number of reguest on the right hand side (1) will be display.

Want to make them a part of Entourage?

  • To request a friend, simple click on the request icon  http://garfum.com/images/friend-icon-small-video-contest.png located on top of the video detail page, or on the user profile page.
  • once you have sent a request, the person you are requesting as a Entourage will receive a notice on his/hers Entourage link with the request entourage icon and the number of reguest on the right hand side (1)
  • When you request is [eonding you will see Pending request incon on that users videos
  • after the requestor reviews the notification he/she will have the ability to "accept" or "denied" the request.
  • if the requestor accepts your request he/she will appear in your "My Entourage" page as well as his/hers.
  • if you already have that user as a friend the request icon http://garfum.com/images/friend-already-icon-small-video-contest.png will appear.
  • Share a comment, and write how you feel about the video in the comment box.

What types of videos can I enter? You can enter any kind of video you like that fits the category of choice. The maximum file size is 100 mg. Obviously, you cannot submit any illegal content. You must be the copyright owner of all the material in the video, or have the signed permission of the copyright owner. Categories can change monthly.

What file formats are accepted? Hey techie! We accept videos in the following formats: .avi, .m4v, .mov, .mp4, .mpe, .mpeg, .mpeg4, .mpg.

How do I submit/load a video? Log in, or register if you do not already have a Garfum account.

  • Click upload on the top right of the website.
  • Choose the contest, title of video, category that best describes your video, simple description for others to find it,  most important your tags, so others can find it and sub categorize your videos.
  • click on the "Browse", then select your video, and hit upload. Follow the onscreen directions.

How does Categories work? The Categories link makes it easier for viewers to find the kind of videos that appeal to them. You must choose a specific and appropriate category for your video.

Can I change Categories once I have entered the competition? No, sorry.

What if a video is in the wrong Category? You may alert Garfum.com at support@Garfum.com. We review flagged videos. If Garfum.com determines that the video is in the wrong category, we may move it to the correct Category or remove it from the competition altogether.

How many videos can I enter? There is no limit to the amount of videos you may enter into the competition.
When can I enter? The competition is open to entries 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Monthly contests run from the first day of each month and end the last day of the same month.

Is there a best time to enter? If you enter your video earlier in the month, you might have a better chance of winning the monthly prizes.
How to earn Garbucks(rewards)?

  • Garbuck rewards entitle viewers to shop in the Garfum Reward Center, an area that offers items such as gift cards and more to come. Each item has a specific Garbuck value, and the value will be deducted from the user's account upon "purchasing." No money is required, i.e. no checks, credit cards, or money orders. Users pay with GarBucks.
  • For new registrants only! You will receive 50 Garbucks immediately!
  • Viewers earn one Garbuck reward for each vote submitted, with a limit of 20 Garbucks per day per registered user. VOTE ALL DAY

What can you win:

  1. Prizes: 12 monthly winners will advance to the yearly Video offs for the Garfum Championship. One (1) grand prize winner will receive up to twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000).
    The ten (10) entrants with the highest-rated videos at the end of each month will win the following prizes:

Rated Prize

  • 1st $500.00
  • 2nd $250.00
  • 3rd $150.00
  • 4th $125.00
  • 5th $100.00
  • 6th $ 75.00
  • 7th $ 50.00
  • 8th $ 25.00
  • 9th $ 15.00
  • 10th $ 10.00

For all prizes: Prizes are non-transferable, and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor's sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the listed prize for one of equal or greater value for any reason.

How do you win? How does the monthly competition work?

  • GARFUM MONTHLY COMPETITIONS
  • UP TO 10 MONTHLY WINNERS WITH THE HIGHEST POINTS.
  • Each month for 12 months, THE HIGHEST VOTED 10 VIDEOS will win cash prizes of up to $500.00.
  • Viewers to the site will determine the winning videos through voting on their favorites among those submitted within the contest submission period.

Video Offs the Garfum championship Yearly Winner:

  • The top video winner each month will advance to the annual Video Offs Garfum Yearly Grand Championship, where one grand prize winner will receive up to twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000.00).
  • The top video winner each month will advance to the Video Offs for the Yearly Winner Garfum Grand Championship, where one grand prize winner will receive up to twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000.00).
  • A multi-week voting process, called the VIDEO OFFs, determines the Garfum Yearly Grand Champion. The video receiving the most votes will be deemed the Garfum Yearly Grand Champion.
  • The sponsor reserves the right to determine which one video received the highest ratings for the contest submission period. This will occur on or about 30 days after the contest is over or by February 28, 2015.

Can I win more than once? Yes and no. Each video can only win once a month and be eligible once for The Video Off Yearly Garfum champion prize!!! (The same video cannot go on the video off but the second runner. The same video can only be entered once in the Video Off.)
You can enter more than one video; each of your videos can win.

How do I get my money? We transfer winnings either by bank transfer or through PayPal. We only pay up to $500 through PayPal; if your prize is bigger than that, we need to do a bank transfer. This can take up to 4 weeks.

How long does it take to get my winning money? We reserve a two-week period at the end of each competition section to review the winners. Than up to two weeks. Sometimes there are delays, but we really do our best to get the winning money out to people as soon as possible. Don't forget, it is the responsibility of any competition winner to contact Garfum.com to organize payment of his or her prize.
If you don't want to give us your banking information, you can choose to accept a smaller prize of up to $500, transferable through PayPal, in lieu of the larger prize.

What if I don't have PayPal? We only do PayPal or bank transfers.

How does voting work? Each voter uses a 3-rating VOTE system to evaluate each video. Then, points are assigned to the video based on the following system:

  • A rating of 1 = 1 Voting Point
  • A rating of 2 = 2 Voting Points
  • A rating of 3 = 3 Voting Points
  • The video with the highest votes score wins the monthly competition
  • Video viewers earn one Garbuck reward for each vote submitted, with a limit of 20 Garbucks per day per registered user. VOTE ALL DAY.

Who can vote? Any registered Garfum.com user can vote for any video.

Can I vote more than once? Yes. You can vote for as many videos as you like, once per day.
You can always LIKE the video.

Can I vote with more than one Garfum.com user profile? No. That is grounds for disqualification.

Can I vote for my own video? Yes. vote per day.

More questions? LET US KNOW! Contact us at support@Garfum.com with any questions you may have.

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