Call for videos for the U.S. News contest
RELEASED: October 9, 2008
DANVILLE, KY—In partnership with U.S. News & World Report's first-ever "Why My School Rocks" college video contest, Centre College's admission and communication offices are offering a brand new, redesigned 8GB iPod Nano to a submission which earns the College's endorsement. Anyone—students, staff or faculty—may enter the U.S. News contest, and submissions must be e-mailed to Adam Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org in order to be considered for the iPod Nano.
U.S. News will award the Grand Prize Winner a "Spring Break Trip for Two" from STA Travel to one of four top destinations: Jamaica, Cancún, Acapulco or the Bahamas (including air and hotel packages for their vacation, maximum value $1,500 per person or total value of $3,000).
In order to win, entrants must (1) upload their video; and (2) promote the video to friends, contacts and family on Facebook or other social networking sites to try to rack up the maximum number of views by October 31, 2008. The 10 videos with the greatest number of views will move on to the finals where the U.S. News–STA Travel judging committee will choose the winner based on the video's use of the theme "Why My School Rocks!," creativity and effectiveness in providing an overall campus feel.
What should the video feature? Really, anything goes. But to win, "Why My School Rocks!" videos should showcase unique and memorable characteristics of campus life. All subject matters are welcome: From unusual campus traditions to dorms that put the Ritz to shame…whatever it is that makes Centre "rock." The winner will be announced by the U.S. News judging team on Nov. 12, 2008.
• Entrants may use any artistic medium to create their original video; and
• Videos should preferably be less than three minutes in length.
For more information or to submit your video, please visit www.usnews.com/youtubecontest
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Founded in 1819, Centre College is ranked among the U.S. News top 50 national liberal arts colleges. Consumers Digest ranks Centre No. 1 in educational value among all U.S. liberal arts colleges. Centre alumni, known for their nation-leading loyalty in annual financial support, include two U.S. vice presidents and two Supreme Court justices. For more, visit http://www.centre.edu/web/elevatorspeech/
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