As we celebrate OhioLINK’s 15th anniversary,
we want to know what OhioLINK means to you, how it has helped you or how
you’d explain OhioLINK to your peers. But don’t just tell
us, show us, in five minutes or less, your OhioLINK story or commercial
in a creative video and you could win a new digital video camera
or a 160 GB iPod classic.
We're trying to educate 600,000 students, faculty and staff about OhioLINK
and how it can make their lives easier and we'd love to use your entertaining
video we can use to promote and explain the program. Who can explain OhioLINK
better than the people who use it?
Your video can be serious or silly, all we ask is that you keep 'em clean.
Your video should focus on what OhioLINK means to you, how it's helped
you, or create a commercial about OhioLINK to help promote it to your
We want people to learn more about and use OhioLINK even after they
watch your video, so use the OhioLINK logo, name or Web
site address into your video (it’s in the rules).
This will tip them off to where they can learn more. Our logos and everything
you need is on the resources page.
Before you can win a prize you'll have to agree to let us use your name
in promotional materials. So if you are in the Witness Protection Program,
you may not want to enter this contest.
The grand prize winner will receive his/her choice of a digital video
camera or a new 160 GB iPod classic and the runner up will receive the
remaining prize. Plus all the publicity, notoriety and our gratitude.
Ready to go? Be sure to read the official rules.
The rules will tell you how lots of important information about who can
enter and what you need to do. Then find out how to
enter. Questions? E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eligibility: Any current
student, faculty or staff member at an OhioLINK
member institution may enter.
- Themes: Entries should
be based on one or more of these themes:
- What OhioLINK means to you or how OhioLINK has helped
- Your OhioLINK commercial: Promote OhioLINK to your peers
- Videos must include audio or visual reference to the OhioLINK
name, logo and/or URL (www.ohiolink.edu).
- Restrictions: Submissions
can be no more than 5 minutes in length. Per YouTube's guidelines, videos
must be in one of the following formats: .AVI, .MOV, .WMV, or .MPG file
formats. The file can be no more than 100MB in size, with a bitrate
not to exceed 300 Kb/sec. Narrations must be in English.
- Keep it clean: Submissions
must be appropriate for all audiences and must not be offensive.
- Originality and rights: You
must be the original author of everything in your video or have permission
to use copyright protected material. Videos using non-licensed, copyrighted
musical, visual, or literary properties without legal permission are
ineligible. In addition, you must have consent from any identifiable
people appearing in your video.
- Permission: By submitting
your video, you agree to allow OhioLINK to use your name, video and/or
image for future marketing and promotion efforts. In addition, you must
obtain written permission from every identifiable person whose
name, image, likeness or voice appears in your video and be able to
submit it to OhioLINK upon request. A sample
release (PDF) is available.
must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST on February 11, 2008. Group
submissions are welcome, but only one prize per winning entry will
Entry is a two-part process; your entry is not final until both steps
are taken and you have received an e-mail confirmation of your entry from
(1) Submit your video entry to the OhioLINK Group Channel on
YouTube, by visiting www.youtube.com and uploading your video
to the OhioLINK Group channel at http://www.youtube.com/group/ohiolink.
You will have to comply with all terms,
conditions and registration requirements of YouTube, although YouTube
has no connection with OhioLINK or this contest.
(2) Once your video has been uploaded and approved for viewing, YouTube
will provide you a link to your video. You must then visit the
how to enter page, complete the entry form,
and agree to the contest rules. Your entry is not complete until you
have received an e-mail acknowledging your entry; if you do not receive
an e-mail within five days of your entry, please contact OhioLINK at
Judging: The OhioLINK community
will be invited to vote for their favorite video entry from February
18 to February 29 to determine the grand prize winner and first
runner up. Winners will be announced on March 3, 2008.
Prizes: The grand prize
winner will receive his/her choice of a digital video camera or a new
160 GB iPod classic. The runner up will receive the remaining prize.
Spread the Word:
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