Virginia International University’s Marketing and Public Relations Departments are pleased to announce the “Testimonial and Social Life at VIU” video contest, which will span from mid-September to mid-October.The contest is a chance for VIU students (and staff!) to show their talents and creativity, as well as to share their personal experience at the university. Suggested topics include: VIU’s affordable tuition and payment plan options; experiences with VIU’s diverse staff, faculty, professors, and fellow students; VIU’s academic offerings; services offered to students at VIU; life in the US; goals after graduation.

Prizes will be awarded for first place ($200), second place ($100), and honorable mention ($50).

The contest will follow the following timeline:

  • Entries should be uploaded on YouTube starting Monday, September 15, 2014.
  • The deadline to submit is midnight on Sunday, October 5, 2014.
  • Voting will take place from Wednesday, October 8 to Sunday, October 12, 2014 through both VIU’s Facebook page (one “Like” is equal to one vote) and the Video Contest Committee. Voting information will be announced via campus email on Wednesday, October 8, 2014.
  • The top ten videos, as determined by the judges, will be shown at the winner announcement event on Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM in the Waples Conference Room (located at 11200 Waples Mill Road, #360, Fairfax, VA). All winners will be announced at the event.

For more information regarding the contest, including a complete list of submission guidelines, rules, conditions, and instructions for submitting videos, please contact Mr. Huan Vo via email at marketing@campus.viu.edu or via telephone at (703) 591-7042 x351.