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Rules & Submissions

Who can participate?

What type of video should I make?

There's a song I think would be perfect...

Do not include copyrighted media like music, voiceovers, visual art, or trademarks unless you have written permission from the copyright holder (purchasing a song off of iTunes, Amazon, or other online music store does NOT give you copyright to use it on your video). If you want your video to include music, consider teaming up with musicians and making your own. You could also use media that musicians and artists have made available under creative commons permissions. Please see the resources section of this website for information about video editing software and music creation/recording/and editing resources available in TTU's Digital Media Studio.


Do not include previously broadcast news reports or "file footage" from a television station unless you get written permission from the copyright holder before submitting the video.

How and when should I submit my video?

Deadline is October 28, 2013 by 5:00pm

The judging criteria are as follows:

All submissions are reviewed by a panel of 5 judges: 3 TTU students, one faculty member and one member from the Lubbock community.

The grading criteria is as follows:

1 The video's message is accurate, focusing on the designated principle(s) 2 4 6 8 10
2 The video includes relevant examples to demonstrate its message. 2 4 6 8 10
3 The video is a creative and resourceful solution to the challenge. 2 4 6 8 10
4 The video production has high artistic values. 2 4 6 8 10
5 The video's message is clear and understandable. 1 2 3 4 5
6 The video's message is organized with fluid transitions. 1 2 3 4 5
7 The video's examples and dialogue work together to heighten the audience's interest and connection to the topic. 1 2 3 4 5
8 The vocabulary used is appropriate to the video's message and purpose. 1 2 3 4 5
9 The video demonstrates critical thinking about the principle presented. 1 2 3 4 5
10 The video engages the audience. 1 2 3 4 5

Note: 5 or 10 as excellent; 1 as poor



First prize: the winner's video will be screened on Jumbotron in one of the football games in November 2013. Other prizes TBA.


I have another question. Whom can I talk to?

Contact Yi-hui Lee, or call 742-1505 for more information.