Student Video Competition
Watch the Spring 2021 Winning Videos
Spring 2021 Competition: Culinary Cultures
Am I eligible to enter?
You just need to be...
- a Kennesaw State student
- an undergraduate student
- enrolled in a foreign language course this semester
What can I win?
There are four awards available. Three prizes are awarded by a panel of DFL faculty judges: 1st Place - $200, 2nd Place - $150, 3rd Place - $100.
There will also be a Student Choice award of $50, selected by the Kennesaw State student body.
Money is cool! But I won't get paid in BitCoin or gift cards, will I?Awards are paid by check from the Kennesaw State bursar.
Does my video have to be in a specific language?English-language entries are encouraged, but you can submit a video in another language so long as it has English subtitles.
How can I submit my work?
Complete the submission form above. Please note:
- You need to host your video on an independent platform, like YouTube or Vimeo.
- Your video must be viewable by the public at large
- Your must submit your embed code, not its URL
How will my entry be judged?
A panel of Department of World Languages and Cultures faculty will score each video using the following rubric:
Content: Is the video of an appropriate length and subject matter? (Could we easily recreate this recipe at home and identify its cultural and historical significance?)
Originality: Does the subject matter and its treatment demonstrate an original perspective and style?
Impact: Is the video well-organized? Does it include media, rhetoric, and colorful details to draw and maintain the viewer’s attention?
Production: Do the camerawork, lighting, audio and people’s performances support the clear communication of a message – or do technical errors or limitations distract the viewer?
What about the "Student Choice" award?
All appropriate submissions will be posted to a page here on the WLRC website. The gallery will have a link to a Qualtrics survey: vote for all the videos you love! (And make sure your friends vote, too!) The video with the most popular votes wins.
In the case of a tie, the winners split the prize money.
This all sounds cool, but how can I make a video?Adobe Spark is a great platform - and it's free!
Do you have any example videos?Yes! Check out this video about crêpes and Candelmas, or this one about hamentashen and Purim, or this one about Francesinha.
How long do I have to make and sbumit my video?Submission deadline is 11:59 pm on April 16.
Can I work on a video with my friends?Of course! However, one "lead producer" needs to be main contact, and we can only write a check to one person.
What if I have more questions?Contact the Director of the World Languages Resource Collection, Dr. Noah McLaughlin: email@example.com.