Who can participate?
Current students, faculty, or staff of Ohio University are eligible to participate. Ohio University alumni and prospective students are also encouraged to enter the contest.
Video entries should tell us something about your OHIO story—what you think makes Ohio University a great place to be. Think about things like:
- Why is OHIO right for you?
- What makes OHIO the right fit for what you want in a university?
- If you could go back in time and choose your university all over again, why would you choose Ohio University?
- How has the OHIO experience prepared you for the future or empowered you to become your best self?
In general, entries should:
- Represent aspects of your OHIO experience in a positive and authentic manner.
- Stir the interest and/or imagination of prospective students and the general public about the benefits of the Ohio University experience.
A winner will be selected in each of the following categories:
- Bobcat Pride
- Most Creative
- Most Humorous
- Most Heartfelt
A “People’s Choice” award will then be selected from among the category winners through online voting via Facebook. This “People’s Choice” award winner will receive the grand prize (Kindle Fire HD or Apple iPad).
How to enter
Record a 30-second video of yourself explaining why OHIO is right for you
Examples of some possible starting points (not required):
- “OHIO is right for me because . . .”
- “I knew OHIO was right for me when . . .”
- “The best thing about OHIO is . . .”
- “My favorite OHIO memory is . . .”
Click on the "Submit Your Video Entry Now" button in the right-hand column to access the contest entry form and upload your video.
Please note: Due to an earlier technical issue involving videos uploads, the contest has been extended. The submission deadline is March 29, 2013.
OHIO has outstanding academic programs, helpful professors, and the most exciting band in the land. It’s a place where students are empowered for success. A place where achievement is celebrated. And OHIO is also a home away from home where friendships are forged that can last a lifetime. But you already know all these things—it’s why you chose to come here!
OHIO . . . starring you
We’re launching a contest that gives you the chance to submit a video telling us why you think OHIO is unique, why you chose to come here, why it’s the best place for you!
In addition to possibly starring in OHIO’s upcoming marketing campaign, a variety of prizes is also up for grabs! The grand prize winner will have the choice of receiving an Apple iPad or a Kindle Fire HD.
It’s Your OHIO Film Festival . . .
in your voice.
Ready to submit your video?
Clicking below will open your default e-mail program and create a blank message addressed to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write “YOUR OHIO FILM FESTIVAL SUBMISSION” in the subject heading of the e-mail. Then attach your video entry to the e-mail and send. If you have questions or experience technical difficulties, please e-mail us at email@example.com.
By submitting your video, you agree to the contest terms in "The Fine Print" section below.
The Fine Print
Entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on March 29, 2013. By participating in this contest, you agree to allow Ohio University to use your name, image, and all assets you provide free of charge for promotional purposes. The University may contact you for additional information as needed if you are selected as a contest winner. One entry per contestant. Only the individual submitting the entry form is eligible to compete for contest prizes.
By participating in this contest, you certify the following: 1) you are at least eighteen (18) years old; 2) if someone other than you is captured in the video, you have permission from each other individual captured to submit the video; 3) if someone other than you captured the video, you have permission from that individual to submit this video; 4) you have obtained written permission to reproduce and use all copyrighted, trademarked, or branded material, including music, images, and text featured in the video; and 5) to the best of your knowledge, all statements of fact in the video are accurate. Contest entries also should not disparage other colleges or universities.
This contest will run January 14, 2013–March 29, 2013. Category winners will be chosen by a panel of student judges and announced in April. The “People’s Choice” grand prize winner will be selected through online voting via Facebook soon afterward. Grand Prize: Winner's choice of 1) a 16GB iPad with Retina Display or 2) a 16GB Kindle Fire HD 8.9". Both the iPad and Kindle Fire HD are valued at $499. Please note: Specific awards may be subject to model availability.
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For more information about Ohio University’s policies prohibiting discrimination and harassment visit www.ohio.edu/equity or call 740.593.9124. ©2013 Ohio University. All rights reserved. Produced by University Communications and Marketing.