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CCI 5th Anniversary Student Video Competition

Student Video Competition
Drexel University’s College of Computing & Informatics is thrilled to celebrate its 5th anniversary as a dynamic, collaborative college with a unique and powerful structure bringing computing and informatics together under one roof.

As we celebrate this milestone, we recognize the three cornerstones of our culture: Collaboration, Community, and Innovation. In the months ahead, we are excited to tell many of the stories that exemplify these three qualities and showcase the excellence for which CCI has come to be known.

More importantly, as a member of the CCI community, you will have an opportunity to tell your story and engage with faculty, professional staff, students, and alumni.

The year ahead will feature a host of opportunities for you to connect with CCI (in-persona and online), share your experiences, and join in propelling the college forward as we continue to prepare our students to be leaders in the rapidly evolving technological landscape that drives today’s modern economy.

We are proud of our past and the success stories that have defined our first years as a College; on this 5th anniversary, we look toward the future as we move forward together as one united, engaged, and passionate CCI community.

Student Video Competition Details

Current CCI students are encouraged to share their personal experiences and passion for computing and informatics. You don’t have to be a natural on camera or great at creating motion graphics or high-quality video production to participate. Whether you use a DSLR, smartphone, or anything in between, it’s about making a personal statement. In whatever video style you choose, we want to hear your story and to see what being a part of CCI means to you! 

Submissions may be made by individuals or as part of a team. 


  • Style
  • Whether you want dynamic live action, interview-style, animation, motion graphics, or anything else you can think of, the only limitation is your creativity.
  • Length
  • All submissions will be categorized by length for judging. No videos over three minutes in length (180 seconds) will be considered in the judging for prizes.
    • Short: Time 45 seconds or less
    • Long: 46 to 180 seconds
  • All submissions should address one or more of the following questions:
    • What is the best thing about being a CCI student? How would you describe the CCI student experience?
    • What does innovation mean to you and how do you see/experience innovation at CCI?
    • What clubs, organizations, student groups, etc., had the most positive impact on your experience as a CCI student?
  • The preferred file format for video submissions is MP4. 
  • Please upload your MP4 file to Google Drive or Dropbox and create a shared link. Then, please submit your contact info and the link to the file on Google Drive or Dropbox via the official Google submission form.
  • All entries must be submitted by 12:00 a.m. EST on Sunday, April 15, 2018 Tuesday, May 1, 2018 (Deadline Extended!)
  • All submissions will be reviewed by selected by CCI faculty, professional staff, alumni, and student representatives. Finalists for short, medium, and long videos in each category below will be selected.
    • Category 1: Most Creative Storytelling
      • Emphasis on look or style
      • Clever or unique presentation style
    • Category 2: Most Impactful Storyline
      • Personal or emotional content
      • Emphasis on content, not quality or style of production
    • Category 3: Best Production Value
      • Quality look and feel of video
      • Cinematic quality of editing, graphics, etc.
  • Winners will be selected by CCI community voting via CCI social media platforms.
  • Prizes
  • Prizes of $250 will be awarded in each of categories for each length (total of six prizes)
  • One additional prize of $750 will be awarded to the Overall Fan Favorite
  • Prize Matrix:
      0 to 45 Seconds 45 to 180 Seconds
    Most Creative Storytelling $250  $250
    Most Impactful Storyline $250 $250
    Best Production $250 $250

    Overall Fan Favorite 0 to 180 Seconds
  • Fine Print
  • All onscreen participants must be current CCI students (on campus or online); non-professional photographers and videographers from outside of CCI may participate as part of a team submission
  • CCI reserves the right to use all submissions, in full or in part, for marketing and promotion on any online, digital, social media, or other media platform of its choosing
  • CCI students may participate (individual or group) in up to three submissions.