Want to win $100? Enter the Summer 2018 IP Video Contest!

We’re all familiar with the millennial Golden Rule: pics or it didn’t happen. This summer, International Programs is holding a video contest for all students studying abroad, so get those cameras ready! After all, did you really study abroad if you didn’t make a video/picture compilation set to an upbeat, mildly popular (but not too mainstream) pop/edm/indie song featuring all the highlights of your trip? Nope.

What’s in it for you, you ask? Well, besides a feature on the International Programs YouTube channel, THREE winners will receive cash prizes! The grand prize winner will be awarded $100 and two finalists will receive $50 each. Check out the contest guidelines below. We look forward to seeing your videos!

Tips for Success:

  • Video must be under 3 minutes — 2 minutes is ideal.
  • Keep your camera on you! You never know when the perfect moment will arise.
  • Demonstrate your engagement in your new community.
  • Highlight cultural activities, historic sites, classrooms, housing and the city!
  • Feature other IP students (bonus points for wearing IP apparel).
  • Use music that isn’t copyrighted to avoid getting your audio muted.
  • Use only appropriate footage — if you wouldn’t show it to your family and friends, it shouldn’t be included!

Official Rules:

  • Any student studying abroad in the summer through International Programs may participate.
  • Only 1 entry per student — entries are final once received.
  • IP reserves the right to disqualify submissions that include inappropriate, offensive or copyrighted music, images or photography.
  • Through submitting, you agree to allow International Programs to use your submitted materials for promotional purposes.
  • Submissions must be made via email to the International Programs Social Media Coordinator, Sara Gomez (smgomez@fsu.edu), by 5 PM EST on Friday, August 24th.
  • All files must be in their original media file format (preferably mp4) — not links!


If you have any questions, please contact our Social Media Coordinator at smgomez@fsu.edu.

Check out last year’s submissions for some inspiration!

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