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Forever LSU Student Video Contest Selects Three Finalists

The Forever LSU Student Video Contest has narrowed the student entries to three finalists. The finalists are:

The Forever LSU Student Video Contest set out to find an original video from students to let their fellow students know how to contribute to the future of LSU. The three finalists were chosen from seven student entries, with the only requirements being that the video had to include why students should give to Forever LSU and how students can give to the campaign – through PAWS or by swiping their Tiger Cards at participating locations.

The finalists, who will receive a 32-gig iPod Touch, were selected by a panel of judges including students, faculty and staff members. Judging was based on The Forever LSU message (40 percent), creativity (30 percent) and potential commercial use/viral marketing use (30 percent). Another vote was cast by the students attending the Student Video Competition Viewing party on Nov. 19 in the Lawton Room at Tiger Stadium.

The finalists were invited to a breakfast on Dec. 4, where they were given instructions on the next phase of the competition. The students will be given access to high tech equipment, including HD video cameras to reshoot and re-edit their videos during the month of January, along with mentoring from Emmy Award-winning producer, director and LSU alum Robert Zimmerman, while they work on their final video completion.

The LSU student body will then have the opportunity to vote on the top three videos from Jan. 27 to Feb. 4, with the winner announced at the LSU/University of Kentucky men’s basketball game on Feb. 6. The winning entrant will receive a 13-inch: 2.53GHz Macbook Pro and one Central "B" parking pass and Easy Streets wand for a year.

For more information on the contest or to watch all of the entries, visit http://www.foreverlsu.org/videocontest/.

Ernie Ballard | Editor | Office of Communications & University Relations
December 2009