November 10, 2008
Vol. 28 No. 4

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    Chicago In:60 Seconds: A challenge to connect University, city


    Do you have a minute?

    The Office of the Vice President for Communications, Fire Escape Films, the Chicago Media Initiatives Group and the Chicago Studies program have launched a video competition to challenge students’ imagination. To participate, students must creatively describe in one minute or less the unique experience that the University’s relationship to the city of Chicago affords.

    The Contest: Chicago In:60 Seconds

    The Challenge: Any aspect of the University experience may be considered for subject matter—student life, research, academics, history, community, the faculty—but there must be a reflection of the University’s relationship to the city, its role within it or other unrivaled cultural aspect that can only be attributed to urban Chicago.

    The Criteria: Don’t hold back on wild creativity. No genre is out of bounds, no format too unique. Animation, film, video, stop-motion, montage, noir, horror, romance, abstract art, documentary.

    The Rewards: As determined by the panel of judges, first place will receive $500, second place $200 and third place $100. An “Audience Favorite” also will be chosen and will win the esteemed “Rising Phoenix” award.

    The Details: For rules and submission information, visit: http://chicagostudies.uchicago.edu/chicagoin60seconds.html.