Entries by SILS student and alumnus take high honors in first iSchools video contest

Release date: 

February 24, 2016

The iSchools Organization recently announced the winners of its inaugural video contest.

First Place:
Unleash the Power
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid – Department of Library and Information Sciences
(Coordinated by Francisco Javier Calzada-Prado)

Second Place:
​iSchool: School for This Century
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – School of Information and Library Science (SILS)
(Coordinated Kevin McCraney, Instructional Designer/Multimedia Assistant at UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business School, and SILS MSLS student Valerie Szwaya)

Third Place:
What is an iSchool?
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – School of Information and Library Science (SILS)
(Coordinated by Nico Carver, MSLS ’12)

Fourth Place:
My iSchool
University of California, Irvine – Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences
(Coordinated by Robert Farmer)

Fifth Place:
Viewing the World Amid Remote Mountains
Wuhan University – School of Information Management
(Coordinated by Zhang Panlei)

Contest winners will be recognized at iConference 2016, which takes place March 20-23 in Philadelphia. Their videos will be debuted to attendees at that time.

The competition charged entrants with creating a short promotional video positioning the information field and information schools as exciting, new programs that educate undergraduate and/or graduate students to solve the information problems of the 21st century.

The competition ran from September through the end of January, and offered prizes of $5,000 USD for first place, $2,500 for second place, and $1,000 for third place. In addition, the top five honorees are eligible for a $1,000 travel grant to accept their award in person at iConference 2016.

Over a dozen entries were received from across the globe – participants included students, faculty, staff, and alumni from nine different iSchools in six countries.