Student Video Contest Night @ the Library— rescheduled for Thursday, December 13, 7pm
UMD Library, UMD Stores, and Apple Computer have teamed up to sponsor a student video contest featuring films about the Library. The purpose of this contest is to channel students’ often impressive talents and rich imaginations into projects that the Library can use for promotional purposes.
After being judged by a panel of art faculty, Library staff, and students with an interest in film, the award-winning contest entries will be screened at a free event at 7 p.m. on December 13 in the Library’s fourth floor Rotunda Reading Room. Popcorn will be served.
How to Enter
To enter, (more information here) students have until the end of November to complete videos according to a short list of rules. Videos must be about the Library and set in the Library; be under seven minutes in length; produced in accordance with UMD policies and copyright law; and created entirely by students.
Students will win substantial prizes in a number of categories, including "Best Overall," "Best Promotional Video for the Library," "Best Instructional Video," and "Most Entertaining." Some of the suggested themes include:
- How to do something in the Library
- Where things are (Resources)
- Pilot for a sitcom
- How the Library changed my life
- How I found love at the Library
- Dream that takes place in the Library
- Supernatural mystery of the Library
The video contest deadline is November 27. Entries, including an entry form and a disk containing the video, should be turned in by 9 p.m. at the Library Research & Information Desk.
For more information or to obtain an entry form, contact Arts & Humanities Librarian Tom Ambrosi at firstname.lastname@example.org.