Travel Video Contest
InternationalStudent.com is excited to announce the launch of the 2012 Travel Video Contest!
We have been getting a ton of emails already asking about this year’s contest, so here’s the skinny. This is our seventh year in a row, and the Grand Prize will be $4,000! There will also be some great runner-up prizes. Entry deadline is Halloween – October 31.
To enter the competition, you need to create a short movie (no longer than 5 minutes in length) telling us why you want to study or travel abroad. If you are already studying abroad, the movie can be about any trip you would like to take. Review all of the rules and regulations to make sure you are eligible, and be sure to check out our previous winners so you can see what it took to win in the past.
Finally, we are delighted to welcome our judges panel consisting of two previous winners of the contest (returning judges Sandy Florez, 2009 Winner, and Matt Brattin, 2006 Winner), as well as two international education gurus (returning judge Jim Crawley and first time judge Joe Avison). Judges, thank you in advance – it’s tough to choose a winner, and the pay really stinks!
Good luck contestants!
Travel Video Contest 2012 – Rules and Regulations
Rules and Regulations
1.The maximum length for your video is 5 minutes. There is no minimum length.
2.In addition to their video, each applicant must also submit a signed entry form. The entry form and more information on the submission process is available here.
3.The deadline for applications is 5:00 PM, EST on Wednesday, 31 October 2012.
4.You must be 18 or older and already enrolled or planning to enroll in college or university outside of your home country.
5.If you are currently studying outside of your home country, your video can describe any trip you would like to take. If you are not currently studying outside of your home country, your entry must describe your proposed study abroad.
6.The winner will book all his or her own flights and other travel arrangements.
7.The winner for the InternationalStudent.com Travel Video Contest will be announced on our website the week of November 12-16, International Education Week. The winners will also be notified by email and telephone.
8.The winner will be expected to maintain a blog documenting the trip. This blog will start immediately after the winner is announced, and will continue through the trip until return to school. Contributions are expected at least once a week during the preparation for the trip and daily during the trip.
9.Your video entry and the blog will be the property of InternationalStudent.com.
10.Originality and interest level in the trip, and creativity and quality of the video, are the main criteria. Click here to see previous year’s winning videos Use these past year videos to get an idea of what it takes to win, and the variety of videos out there. But don’t just copy their ideas – we have seen every video many times, and we know when an idea is not original!