UPDATE: The submission deadline has been exteended through January, with entries due by 11:59 PM [SST (Samoa Standard Time) UTC/GMT -11 hours] on January 29th.
Contest entries received during this extended period will only be eligible for the $1,000 iConference travel support award, and are not eligible for 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place prizes.
The iSchools organization announces a video contest that seeks to foster interest in the field of information and promote study at an Information School. Prizes of $5,000, $2,500 and $1,000 will be given for the top-three most innovative and impactful videos, respectively. The top five finishers will also be offered up to $1,000 in travel support to attend iConference 2016 in Philadelphia.
The submission period is Sept. 1 – Nov. 30, and the contest is open to students, faculty, staff, alumni, the general public. Participants are invited to submit two-minute videos that speak to information as a field of study or to iSchools as exciting, new programs that educate undergraduate and/or graduate students to solve the information problems of the 21st Century.
Contest submissions will be judged by a panel of iSchool deans. Winning videos will debut at iConference 2016, which takes place March 20-23, 2016 in Philadelphia, PA, USA. Videos will also be used on the iSchools Organization website and through other channels to promote the iSchools organization and the mission of Information Schools.
Click here for details, including eligibility, contest guidelines and links to the online entry form.