Chicago (PRWEB) March 25, 2008
IES Abroad (the Institute for the International Education of Students) has launched a video contest to encourage U.S. college and university students to share their IES Abroad overseas study experiences while vying for cash prizes.
IES Abroad has designed its new video contest to highlight students' favorite daily activities and most enjoyable experiences while studying abroad. Students who submit a video of their experiences will have a chance to win a first prize of $350 or a second prize of $150 and have their video featured on the IES Abroad Web site.
"We hear wonderful stories from our students about their study abroad adventures and experiences," said Gayly Opem, executive vice president of marketing and institutional relations at IES Abroad. "The video contest will help us capture those experiences in our students' own words and images so that friends, family and others can share in them."
Videos should be no longer than five minutes in length and should capture the uniqueness of the places the students are studying. Each entry should be original and appeal to a worldwide audience. Students may submit multiple entries, as long as each entry meets all requirements. Entries must be received or postmarked by August 8, 2008.
To enter, students can burn a raw movie file (without DVD introduction screens, menus, or credits) to a CD or DVD and send it along with a signed copy of the IES Abroad video contest entry form (available at http://www.IESabroad.org) via mail, FedEx, or UPS package to the IES Abroad headquarters at:
c/o Video Contest
33 N. LaSalle St., 15th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602
IES Abroad (the Institute for the International Education of Students) is one of the nation's most academically reputable organizations providing study abroad programs to U.S. college and university students. Through more than 75 programs in Europe, Africa, Asia, South America, Australia and New Zealand, IES Abroad has educated over 65,000 students since its founding in 1950. IES Abroad serves students from more than 200 public and private colleges and universities, and commits $2 million in student scholarships and financial aid each year.