The contest focus and theme is "Connect the Dots!"
First-Year Students how do you connect the dots to integrate information from a variety of contexts and then express yourself creatively?
Entries may include Video, Photography, Musical Compositions, Documented Performance, Original Art Work, Creative Writing (such as Essays, Poetry)
Contest opens August 19, 2013 and closes March 7, 2014
Individual and small group submissions are welcome
Class submissions are also welcome from students enrolled in First Year Courses (such as transition courses, First-Year Seminars, or others)
Videos and Performances should not exceed 2 minutes. Please keep in mind that more content is not necessarily better, therefore, 1-2 minute videos are encouraged.
Complete, print, and submit the contest entry form found here: Entry Form (Word).
By submitting an entry, applicants grant to WCU a royalty free, perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable, assignable, transferable right to use, reproduce, prepare derivative works or adapt entries, in full or in part, for any reason deemed relevant by the university.
By submitting a video, applicants acknowledge that they are the sole owner of all
content and have not infringed upon any valid copyright or other right – this includes
music! When in doubt, please do the research – here are a few sources to help you.
WCU - Copyright Infringement
Copyright Infringement -Media (PDF)
Also – this is a wonderful challenge to be truly original – create your own music, invite your FY artist friends to participate!
WCU does, however, reserve the right, at any time and in its sole discretion (but has no obligation), to verify that all necessary rights, clearances, consents, releases, and/or permissions have been obtained.
By submitting a video, a video, applicants attest they have secured permission to video at any identifiable off-campus locations, and that any intentional and recognizable portrayal of an individual is with that individual’s express permission. Not only is this the smart move – it is the right thing to do!
Video Content and themes: Please see the Q & A section for a few suggestions. Only appropriate content will be posted - nothing profane or disparaging please! Follow the Code of Student Conduct in the WCU Student Handbook and demonstrate good judgment and ethical behavior. You are subject to YouTube's use, privacy, cookie, and security policies.
More Questions? Please contact:
Glenda Hensley, Director of First Year Experiences firstname.lastname@example.org – 227-2786
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