Student Video Contest ‘Celebrates IU’

October 4th, 2007

Bloomington, Ind. – Students from all eight Indiana University campuses will have the opportunity to show how they “Celebrate IU” through a video contest sponsored by the Indiana University Office of Creative Services in partnership with Union Board.

Participants can directly submit their own 60-seconds-or-less videos showing why they love Indiana University to IU’s YouTube site (www.youtube.com/group/celebrate). The deadline for entries is Friday, October 12.

In honor of the first “Celebrate IU Week”—a week filled with Homecoming activities, concerts, a “cornhole” tournament, and the inauguration of IU’s new president, Michael McRobbie—students are invited to share what they love most about IU, whether it’s the amazing people, the great sports, or the beautiful campus.

A panel of judges—including student representatives from the Union Board and staff members from Creative Services—will select one grand prize winner and one runner-up.

The grand prize winner will receive two tickets to the Homecoming concert featuring Bob Dylan and Elvis Costello on October 19 at Assembly Hall, as well as a tailgate catering package for 10 from the Indiana Memorial Union (IMU).

The runner-up will receive a package including IMU coupons to Starbucks, Sugar and Spice, Burger King, Kiva, and the Market; two grand buffets in the Tudor Room; two advanced screening tickets at the IMU; and two tickets to Godspell the Musical.

An IU East student will win a gift certificate to the campus bookstore.

IU East and WCTV are partnering to help provide students on the Richmond campus with equipment to record their video. Students may check out equipment from WCTV by using their student ID. iMovie stations will have time blocks available for editing the videos. Contact WCTV at 973-8488 to schedule a time to use the equipment.

To enter the contest, students are asked to make a 60-seconds-or-less video showing how they “Celebrate IU,” then join the “Celebrate IU” group on YouTube at www.youtube.com/group/celebrate and upload the video to the site. Winners will be announced Tuesday, October 16. Check the “Celebrate IU” Web site (http://celebrate.iu.edu/) for details and updates.

Media Contacts
Alison Hamm: arhamm@indiana.edu, (812) 855-9318
Jennifer Piurek: jpiurek@indiana.edu, (812) 856-4886
The IU Office of Creative Services: http://creativeservices.iu.edu/, (812) 855-5121

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