Second Annual Mediaworks Promo Contest Announced

Worldwide recognition–and a 20GB iPod–await the winner of the second annual MediaWorks Promo Contest, sponsored by Northwestern University Information Technology (NUIT) Academic Technologies. The contest, designed to raise campus awareness of the MediaWorks lab and the technologies it makes available for student media production, is open to all Northwestern students.

How to Enter
Student filmmakers are asked to submit a 30–second commercial spot for MediaWorks, using the lab itself for some aspect of production or post–production. The MediaWorks logo (which can be downloaded from the contest Web site) must be incorporated in some way.

“We encourage students to promote MediaWorks in any way they see fit,” said Harlan Wallach, media services architect for NUIT Academic Technologies. “There are no creative restrictions. We’re also looking for strength of production and overall effectiveness.”

Contest details are available at Entries are due no later than 4:00 p.m. Friday, April 8 at the MediaWorks drop box on the lower level of University Library.

Flicker Film Festival
The top three winning entries will be screened May 6, 7 and 8 at the Northwestern University Flicker Film Festival, one of the largest intercollegiate student festivals in the country. Created in 1996 by Flicker, a non–profit student–run organization that supports and promotes student filmmaking, the festival has gained national renown and receives entries from around the world.

For the second year, NUIT Academic Technologies and the students behind the Flicker Film Festival are teaming up to celebrate the cinematic achievements of student filmmakers. Three iPods will be awarded during the Festival: one to the first–place MediaWorks contest winner, one for Best Animation, and one for the newly created “Academic Technologies Outstanding Achievement in Sound Award” category.