To help celebrate the launching of the new website, Aquinas Institute of Theology is conducting a promotional video contest aimed at visualizing the Aquinas Mission Statement -
Impelled by the Catholic faith and the Dominican mission, Aquinas Institute of Theology educates men and women to preach, to teach, to minister, and to lead.
We take our Mission very seriously and we are curious to see how you, as a member of the Aquinas community, would express Aquinas’ mission through the medium of digital video. Your enthusiastic and articulate expression could win a scholarship for tuition costs!
Each entry must be digitally created by a current student, alumnus/a, or friend of Aquinas Institute of Theology. The digital video is to be 3-5 minutes (no more than 5 minutes) in length and exported in full-digital quality. The video file is to be burnt to a DVD and submitted by mail or dropped off to Aquinas Institute.
The subject of the video is to promote the school’s mission statement.
If the video contains copyrighted material including all music and media sources, each contestant should secure permission from the copyright holder so the work can be shown publicly and used later for promotional purposes. Permissions and contact information for copyright holders must accompany submission. Copyright holders will be contacted to verify permission has been successfully obtained.
There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes. Each winner will receive a scholarship which they can apply to their tuition at Aquinas Institute during the 2011-2012 academic year.
The exported, full-digital-quality video file is to be burnt to a DVD and submitted by mail or dropped off to Aquinas Institute. Please mail entries to: Aquinas Institute of Theology 23 South Spring St. Louis, MO 63108.
Submissions are due by August 1, 2011 at 4:00 pm. If you have questions, please email email@example.com or call 314.256.8878.
Entries will be scored by a minimum of three judges. Each of the evaluation criteria will be judged on a scale from zero (0) to three (3): Zero (0)-None; One (1)-Poor; Two (2)-Acceptable; Three (3)-Exceptional
The movie achieves its desired effect which is demonstrated through extensive planning and organization.
The content is relevant to the purpose of the movie. Extraneous materials are eliminated or kept to a minimum. There is evidence that some forethought went into the selection of the content, that it is focused and stays on-message.
Video transitions were smooth and the effects enhanced the presentation. The sequence of the movie demonstrates careful consideration of the time constraints and the topic. In addition, any special effects, transitions, graphics, and titling contribute to and do not detract from the quality and flow of the film.
Sound was present, appropriate and consistent.
Use of Media Resources (music, text, voice-over, video, etc)
Mastery in the use of balanced media resources, in which all media was relevant to the purpose of the video, as well as all available resources being used. Appropriate copyright guidelines have to be followed.
Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third places. Each winner will receive a scholarship which may be applied to tuition at Aquinas Institute during the 2011-2012 academic year.
- 1st Prize Winner will be awarded a scholarship of 3 academic credits for a course during the 2011-2012 academic year.
- 2nd Prize Winner will be awarded a scholarship of 2 academic credits for a course during the 2011-2012 academic year.
- 3rd Prize Winner will be awarded a scholarship of 1 academic credit for a course during the 2011-2012 academic year.