Friday, August 8, 2014

The IamInfoSMART Video Contest

As part of the Online IamInfoSMART Project, the Libraries will be conducting a video contest from 13 August to 30 September 2014. This activity aims to solicit ideas from library patrons themselves by actively engaging them in the development of short video tutorials on information literacy skills.

This video contest is open to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students from all DLSU campuses. Entrants must submit three informative and instructional videos on three different topics/categories:

  1. Find print journals and articles in the library
  2. Search online databases and eBooks
  3. Access and download online articles and eBooks from off-campus
Those who wish to join may read the official contest rules (below) and are required to submit an accomplished Entry Form on or before 30 August 2014 (Saturday). Entries are to be submitted for first screening at the Information Reference counter (7F) together with the signed Release Form between 25 August and 22 September 2014.

The video must be: 
  • 60 to 75 seconds long;
  • Submitted in high definition (HD) format preferably 1080p;
  • In two of the following formats: AVI, MPEG, or MP4; and,
  • No larger than 700MB.
There will be one grand prize worth Php10,000.00 per category. A consolation prize of Php3,000.00 per entry will also be awarded to the next top three winners. Awarding of prizes and certificates will be held on 3 October 2014. Contest finalists and winners will also be posted/featured on the DLSU Libraries Newsette, Twitter, and Facebook page.

For questions and inquiries, please contact the Libraries at loc. 620 or send an email to library@dlsu.edu.ph.


The following are the rules of the contest:
1.      Eligibility
1.1.   Entrants must be currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students from any of the four DLSU campuses (Manila, STC, Makati and Ortigas).

2.     Contents
2.1.   Entrants must submit three informative and instructional videos on three different topics/categories:
2.1.1.  Find print journals and articles in the library
2.1.2.  Search online databases and eBooks
2.1.3.  Access and download online articles and eBooks from off-campus
2.2.   Each video tutorial must be 60 to 75 seconds long.
2.3.   Entries must be in English only.
2.4.   Scripts for the video tutorials will be provided by the Libraries. Entrants may inject phrases/sentences or rephrase the scripts provided its meaning or implication is not changed.
2.5.   Video tutorials must contain only original works (including music, texts, artworks, graphics, photographs, or videos) created by the entrant, works licensed to the entrant, or copyright-free works.
2.6.   Copyrighted music, video, or images may be used with permission from the owner.
2.7.   The video tutorials must be submitted on DVD in high definition (HD) format preferably 1080p.
2.8.   Entrants must submit video tutorials in two of the following formats: AVI, MPEG, or MP4.
2.9.   The file size must be no larger than 700MB.
2.10.All entries should end with a 10 second full-screen “credits screen” that includes the following information:
2.10.1.   Name of entrant(s)
2.10.2.   ID number
2.10.3.   College
2.10.4.   Credits
2.10.5.   Disclaimer
2.11.All entries should include the official logo of the University, the Libraries, and the IamInfoSMART, as well as the tagline Minute to Learn it.
2.12.All entries must not contain violence, profanity, sex, attacks on individuals or organization, or other inappropriate messages.

3.     Submission
3.1.   Entrants must submit an accomplished entry form from 13 to 30 August 2014.
3.2.   Upon submission of entry form, the scripts and logos will be given to the entrants.
3.3.   Entries are to be submitted for first screening at the Information Reference counter (7F) together with the signed release form between 25 August and 22 September 2014.
3.4.   After the first screening, finalists will be given one week to modify/improve on their works based on the comments and suggestions of the IamInfoSMART Committee.
3.5.   There is no registration fee to be assessed in joining the contest; however, the entrants are responsible for any costs incurred in the process of creating and submitting the video tutorial.
3.6.   Group submissions will be accepted but will be treated as one, hence they will be entitled to only one prize.
3.7.   Entries will be considered void if they are incomplete, submitted late, or damaged.
3.8.   Entries must be original works that have not been submitted to any other third party, including any other contest.
3.9.   Deadline of submission of final entries will be on 30 September 2014 at 12:00NN.
3.10.All information collected from the contest will be treated with much confidentiality.

4.     Judging
4.1.   Entries will be judged based on the following criteria:
4.1.1.  Quality and production – 25%
4.1.2.  Artistry and creativity - 15%
4.1.3.  Accuracy and content of message – 25%
4.1.4.  Originality – 20%
4.1.5.  Overall presentation/entertainment value – 15%
4.2    All entries will undergo first screening under the IamInfoSMART Committee on 22 September 2014, 2:00PM.
4.3    The Committee will select three finalists per topic.
4.4    Comments and suggestions on the finalists will be sent to all entrants on 23 September 2014.
4.5    The panel of judges will select one winner for each topic, but an entrant may win in only one topic/category.
4.6    The judges’ decision is final.

5.     Permission, Copyright, and Fair Use
5.1.   Entrants must obtain permission from the Office of the Director of Libraries before video recording at the Learning Commons or any of the libraries. 
5.2.   Entrants are expected to comply with copyright fair use standards.
5.3.   Entrants must get permission from all people featured in the video tutorial and should refrain from disturbing others inside the Libraries.
5.4.   All those appearing in the video must be at least 18 years old.
5.5.   A release form must be filled out and signed by each of the persons appearing in the video.
5.6.   All videos must be registered under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic.
5.7.   Entrants must give the DLSU Libraries royalty-free use.
5.8.   All submitted videos will become property of the DLSU Libraries.
5.9.   It is understood that the entrants grant the DLSU Libraries the irrevocable right to use and modify their photographs and video submissions for teaching, publicity, and promotional purposes without notification or further compensation.

6.     Disqualification/Cancellation
6.1.   The DLSU Libraries reserves the right, and has the sole discretion, to modify, suspend or cancel the contest at any time due to any condition beyond the control of DLSU.
6.2.   The DLSU Libraries reserves the right, and has the sole discretion to disqualify and remove from the competition any entry which it considers to be, obscene, defamatory, or libelous to any person or entity.

7.     Prizes and Awarding
7.1.   Each winning individual or team will receive Php10,000.00. A consolation prize of Php3,000.00 per entry will also be awarded to the next top three winners.
7.2.   All entrants will be given a certificate of participation.
7.3.   Winners will be notified by e-mail on 1 October 2014.
7.4.   Awarding of prizes and certificates will be held on 3 October 2014.
7.5.   Contest finalists and winners will also be posted/featured on the DLSU Libraries Newsette, Twitter, and Facebook page.
7.6.   To claim the prizes, entrants must submit the editable, raw file of the video tutorials.
7.7.   Winners need to sign the acknowledgement receipts upon receiving the cash prizes and certificates.






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