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Last modified: Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Student video contest ‘Celebrates IU’

Sept. 19, 2007

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Students from all eight Indiana University campuses will have the opportunity to show how they "Celebrate IU" through a video contest sponsored by the Indiana University Office of Creative Services in partnership with Union Board.

Participants can directly submit their own 60-seconds-or-less videos showing why they love Indiana University to IU's YouTube site ( The deadline for entries is Friday, Oct. 12.


IU's Office of Creative Services, which recently jumped into the world of YouTube with the video above, invites students to show them their love for the university in a video contest in celebration of IU.

In honor of the first "Celebrate IU" week -- a week filled with Homecoming, concerts, a "cornhole" tournament, the dedication of Simon Hall and the inauguration of IU's new president, Michael McRobbie -- students are invited to share what they love most about IU, whether it's the amazing people, the great sports or the beautiful campus.

A panel of judges -- including student representatives from the Union Board and staff members from Creative Services -- will select one grand prize winner and one runner-up.

The grand prize winner will receive two tickets to the Homecoming concert featuring Bob Dylan and Elvis Costello on Oct. 19 at Assembly Hall, as well as a tailgate catering package for 10 prepared by Indiana Memorial Union.

The runner-up will receive a package including IMU coupons to Starbucks, Sugar and Spice, Burger King, Kiva and the Market; two grand buffets in the Tudor Room; two advanced screening tickets at the IMU; and two tickets to Godspell the Musical.

The winners will be announced on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Check the "Celebrate IU" Web site ( for details and updates.

Students on the IU Bloomington campus can rent digital video cameras from the Kent Cooper Room at the Herman B Wells library for 48 hours with a valid student ID (supply is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis). Contest officials will monitor videos on the site to ensure the content is appropriate.

To enter the contest, students are asked to make a 60-seconds-or-less video showing how they "Celebrate IU," then join the "Celebrate IU" group on YouTube at and upload the video to the site.