Kenyon College Video Contest
Hey, student filmmakers! We're inviting you to go a little crazy. We'd like you to create short video clips about "real Kenyon"—what makes Kenyon the quirky, special, "different" place that it is. But here's the thing. We don't want PR drivel. Give us wit, humor, irreverence. Example: a clip about the local-foods program that shows students gathering eggs from under a hen roosting in their dorm room. Or maybe that seems lame to you. So go for something more outrageous. Think maybe about the funny details that pop up in "Overheard at Kenyon," or the anything-goes spirit of all-stus (without the meanness, please). Feel free to exaggerate, to give us something over-the-top. Yes, we want to promote Kenyon and its strengths—great teachers, talented students, village intimacy, rural solitude, etc., etc., etc. But the idea is to have some fun: the more outlandish, the better. Can you capture what's "so Kenyon" about Kenyon? Surprise us.
The contest is open to current Kenyon students. Multiple submissions are permitted. Each student/team of students is allowed one prize per winner and must submit a signed submission form upon entering the competition.
Videos should be short (45-seconds to two minutes). Videos may be SD or HD. All entries must be the original work of the student and must adhere to all copyright laws. Accompanying soundtracks must be in the public domain or royalty free with a Creative Commons license.
Students should submit uncompressed Quicktime video files (.mov format) on a DVD to Public Affairs no later than February 1, 2011. Questions regarding file formats can be directed to Rebecca Mazur (firstname.lastname@example.org) in Public Affairs. Submissions must be accompanied by a signed submission form from the student videographer in addition to any other necessary release forms. Students are advised to obtain release forms from student actors appearing in the video.
Inappropriate, indecent, or obscene videos, as determined by the contest committee, will not be considered for the contest.
The contest committee members are:
Shawn Presley, Director of Public Affairs
Patty Burns, Director of New Media, Public Affairs
Jon Sherman, Assistant Professor of Film
Alex Kaplan '11
Guest Alumni Judge (TBD).
Winning videos may be used by Kenyon, including but not limited to Kenyon's Web site and YouTube. The committee reserves the right to not award a prize.
First place: $500 cash prize
Second place: $300 cash prize
Third place :$100 cash prize
All videos submitted, whether as a winning entry or not, will become the property of Kenyon College and may be used, published or republished in whole or in part, royalty free, in any printed or electronic media and in promotional material, including recruitment and online publications. By sending your videos in for consideration, you provide Kenyon with exclusive ownership of the video.