IIT Students’ Five Top Videos Ready for the Public to Judge

October 12, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) students were asked to show the world their view of IIT and they have responded. Five finalists in the Flix2Clicks student video contest are online at www.flix2clix.com and are ready to be seen and voted on.

Judging will continue through October 24. The makers of the publicís favorite videos will win cash and bragging rights. First place winner will receive the $1,000 grand prize; second place, $500; and third place $250. The first-place video will be featured on the universityís website for a year.

Flix2Clix student video contest, organized by IITís Communications and Marketing Department, included 84 teams of students shooting and editing video with their own or borrowing cameras and facilities at IITís Digital Media Center. Students were provided access to stock video clips of scenes around IIT and Chicago created specifically for this contest and music. IIT is the first university to sponsor a student video contest of this kind.

Students created short videos about IIT and submitted them by October 4. A panel of judges made up mostly of students, selected the best five videos. The top three winners chosen by the public through the online judging will be announced at a November 1 film festival.

Founded in 1890, IIT is a Ph.D.-granting technological university awarding degrees in the sciences, mathematics and engineering, as well as architecture, psychology, design, business and law. IITís interprofessional, technology-focused curriculum prepares the universityís more than 7,300 students for leadership roles in an increasingly complex and culturally diverse global workplace. IIT students and faculty represent a wealth of intellectual capital for technology enterprise development.