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

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.