Rules & Submissions

Who can participate?

  • All registered TTU students in good standing can enter as official participants. Feel free to include anyone as an extra, such as deans, faculty, staff, or Raider Red if he/she is interested.
  • Group size: 1-8 people.
  • One person cannot be listed as an official participant in more than one group.
  • Fraternities, sororities, organizations, and other groups can submit multiple videos.
  • Matador Ethics Video Challenge committee members can participate and submit videos as long as they are not on the review panel.

What type of video should I make?

  • Something creative and fun!
  • Video should be 45 seconds long with credits up to 15 seconds. The TOTAL video must be 60 seconds or less.
  • Videos should be simple and clear, with limited text and large font.
  • All videos must comply with the TTU Student Code of Conduct and be suitable for all audiences.

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

  • Late submissions will not be accepted
  • Submit a copy of your video in .WMV, .MPEG2 or .AVI format on a disc to Yi-hui Lee at the TTU Ethics Center Office (Administration Bldg. Room 237) by the deadline. Improper format will NOT be accepted. Videos can also be submitted online by providing the link to either a YouTube or other online video player page.
  • Complete the submission form (available here) by the deadline. Incomplete forms will NOT be accepted.

What are the judging criteria?

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.