votes are pouring in for valencia’s student video contest

Voting is under way in Valencia College’s Student Video Contest and already more than 12,000 votes have been cast.

So what are you waiting for? Get on your Facebook account (or join Facebook and set up an account) and vote for your favorite student videos.

The video contest — which is open to current students and those who have attended Valencia within the past five years — will reward five winners with up to 60 credit hours of free tuition.

Over the past month, 103 students submitted videos in the contest — based on the theme “Why College? Why Valencia?”  Now the public – along with Valencia students, faculty and staff — can help decide the winners by voting for their favorite videos on Valencia’s Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/ValenciaCollege?sk=app_179591362111969)

Voting began on Oct. 24 and will continue through Nov. 4. 

Already, the video contest has created a buzz on Valencia’s campuses.  “I started looking at these videos and some are so great,” said Jade Lewis, Valencia’s computer labs manager. “A few have been my students and it actually choked me up….The college is on the right path with this idea!”

Five winners will be selected from the 10 videos that collect the most votes. A team of judges will then sort through the top 10 vote-getters to select the winners.  Judges will be focusing on originality, creativity and the best use of the theme: challenges that students have overcome to pursue an education.

The winners will be announced Nov. 15.

Source: Marketing and Strategic Communications, Valencia Community College; Valencia News; http://news.valenciacc.edu

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