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Video Contest
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Program Terms: December,
Restrictions: DePaul University applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Admissions Notification Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 02/01/2018 03/01/2018 TBA TBA
Program Description:
3rd Annual Study Abroad Video Contest Winner

Congratulations to Christine Mei for winning our 3rd Annual Study Abroad Video Contest! #StudyAbroad #GlobalDePaul

Posted by DePaul Study Abroad  on September 5, 2017.

You are invited to submit a short video to the Study Abroad Video Contest! We would like to invite all past study abroad participants and those who are currently abroad to submit videos about their experience abroad. This is a great opportunity to share your memories with the DePaul Community!

1. Images: Gather photos and video clips
2. Audio: Find royalty free music & record a voice-over (optional)
3. Create: Download video editing software (like iMovie, Moviemaker, WeVideo, or Adobe Premiere Pro) to edit a 2-3 minute video together!

Save your video. Then upload your video to your very own Dropbox folder. (If you do not already have a free account with Dropbox, please create one). Next, share your dropbox folder with sapvideocontest@gmail.com . Videos will be reviewed and a group of finalists will be selected. Then videos will be posted on Facebook for all of your friends to vote. The winning videos will be chosen by our Facebook followers, so make sure your friends like our Facebook page! Prizes will be awarded to the winner and the runner up. 

Past Prizes have included Travel Backpacks, gift certificates, journals and travel guides!

Additional Resources for students to use in making videos:
  1. Free Music: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/
  2. Free Stock Images: http://www.morguefile.com/
  3. Free Video Making Software on Windows or Apple Computers
    1. iMovie http://computers.tutsplus.com/tutorials/how-to-create-a-movie-from-start-to-finish-with-imovie--mac-59638
    2. Windows MovieMaker http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/make-a-movie-in-four-simple-steps
    3. Adobe Premiere Pro: *DePaul students can download from DePaul's software access page here: https://offices.depaul.edu/information-services/services/Software/Pages/default.aspx
  4. Free Video Making Platforms Online
    1. WeVideo https://www.wevideo.com/
    2. Filmora: Free Trial http://filmora.wondershare.com/guide/
    3. Screen Cast-O-Matichttp://screencast-o-matic.com/home
  5. Adobe Premiere: https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-pro/tutorials.html
Please note that students do not have to use the links provided for free public domain images, music and video editing software. These are simply examples of such sites that may be helpful for students in creating their videos.


1. Content of your video must be original work . Please note that borrowed images from stock images sites or audio clips from external websites must all be cited at the end of your video.
2. Be aware of copyright restrictions:  http://www.copyright.gov/title17/circ92.pdf . For purposes of this contest, students are permitted and encouraged to film images of DePaul’s campus and to use the DePaul University name. DePaul reserves the right to disqualify any entry if, in the University’s sole judgment, a film appears to contain illegal content or infringe on the intellectual property rights of others.  Students are specifically advised against submitting the following:
  • Films that incorporate content created by a third party (music, movie clips, artwork, etc.), except to the extent your use qualifies as Fair Use;
  • Films that prominently feature other companies’ trademarks or logos without written consent;
  • Films that are apparently defamatory or obscene;
  • Films that prominently feature any individuals (including celebrities) who have not consented to use of their name, image, and/or likeness in the film; and
  • Films containing content that violates any University Policy, including but not limited to the Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy and DePaul’s Guiding Principles of Free Speech and Expression.
3. Videos must be of high resolution quality and be 2-3 minutes in length.
4. Entrants may submit a maximum of one video.
5. Content of your video must be appropriate for viewing in academic settings.

Finalists will be determined by the Study Abroad staff on the following criteria:

1. Appropriate content and technical quality - does not violate copyright rules
2. Appropriate time frame – videos must be 2-3 minutes in length
3. Effective storytelling in video - overall fun video showcasing study abroad experience

Once finalists are selected, their videos will be posted on the DePaul Study Abroad Facebook Page. Facebook followers determine the winners, based on the number of Facebook "Likes"/votes that are collected.
If you have any questions, please email abroad@depaul.edu .
We look forward to watching your videos! 
DePaul Study Abroad