Deadline for Submitting Entries
To Wednesday, April 10!
Ten Finalists are Announced
Wednesday, April 17
Top three winners announced at the 2013 Alumni Awards Celebration
Saturday, May 4
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About the Media
Sandbox at MSU
The Media Sandbox is
the media arts destination
State University. As
an innovative curriculum
and a creative
community, the Media
Sandbox serves as
a home for those looking to
develop their skills in
film, television, graphic,
web and game
design, visual storytelling,
advertising, 3D and
as well as the
creative media nobody has
thought of yet.
MSU Media Sandbox Challenge : WHY CREATIVITY MATTERS IN TODAY’S WORLD
Use your creative juices to make something (anything!) that illustrates how important creativity is in today’s world.
Why is creativity so important? Today’s world is changing faster than ever and new ideas are the fuel for businesses to compete in this adapt-or-die environment. To stay on the cutting edge, market leaders rely on the creative thinking skills of their employees to come up with the next “big idea” or discover solutions to challenging problems that have never existed before.
What you make to convey creativity’s critical role in navigating the future is your choice. It might be:
- a poster
- a short video (suggest under two minutes)
- a short animation (ditto)
- an infographic
- a TV ad
- an interactive online experience
- a game
- a slam poem
- a story (no longer than 500 words)
- or something NOBODY has thought of before.
A great entry is one that combines a creative idea/message with superb execution.
Whatever you enter, it must incorporate:
- the name “Media Sandbox” and the “S” logo
- the name of our college: “College of Communication Arts and Sciences”
- and “Michigan State University”
WHO CAN COMPETE?
Individuals or groups may enter the competition. All students must be undergraduates. For group entries, at least 50% of the students must be from the College of Communication Arts and Sciences.
Only one entry per person.
The top ten juried entries will be eligible to win one of three cash prizes and be announced at the 2013 Alumni Awards Celebration on May 4th. The top ten entries will be displayed at the banquet; to qualify for prizes, you must be in attendance.
- Grand Prize of $3000!
- Second Place: $1500
- Third Place: $750
- Voters Choice Award*: $500
*The judges will choose the official top three, but the public will choose this winner. The Top Ten will be publicly shown for all to vote on and the entry with the most votes wins. The first, second and third place winners also qualify to win this award!
HOW TO ENTER
Simply email your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org before Wed., April 10. Your entry must be submitted as a LINK to the work and NOT as an attachment to the email. So you will have to upload your work to an online hosting site for images, videos, etc., depending on the sort of work produced. That’s up to you. Just make sure the link is not set to ‘private’ and it opens when you are logged out of the hosting site. If you can open it then, we should be able to also.
Each entry must list, in this order:
- Your name (Team entries must include this information for all students on the team.)
- PID number
- CAS major
- Phone number
- Email address
- Link to work
To win, the idea must be as creatively outstanding as the execution. Judges will evaluate:
- Originality — the creativity of the submitted work.
- How effectively it conveys the message of creativity’s critical role in our world today and in solving complex problems.
- Overall execution of the idea.
- Wed., April 10: Deadline for submitting entries.
- Wed., April 17: Ten finalists are announced.
- Sat., May 4, 2013: Top three winners announced at the 2013 Alumni Awards Celebration.
Get Ready for the Challenge! We’re excited to see your creativity at its best! This is an exciting opportunity for you to not only win some great prize money, but to show everyone how amazingly talented you are!
IMPORTANT DETAILS TO QUALIFY
To be eligible to win you must attend the 2013 Alumni Awards Celebration. If a group entry, at least one member must be present.
All entries must be in English; be wholly the original work of the entrant(s); created solely by the entrant(s); not be copied from any other source; not have been previously published or otherwise distributed or disseminated in any media or format; not be in the public domain; and not be in violation of or conflict with the trademark, copyright, rights of privacy, rights of publicity, or any other rights, of any kind or nature, of any other person or entity. Contestants submitting videos or other materials where people are visible in the medium must have permission of all individuals who appear. Entries not satisfying these criteria in any respect will be disqualified.
By submitting an entry, the entrant grants the College of Communication Arts and Sciences a non-exclusive, assignable, perpetual license to display, produce, publish, distribute, transmit, exhibit, exploit, and license the entry and any portions thereof in any format (collectively “distribute” or “distribution,” as applicable) by any and all means, uses, and media, whether audio, print, audiovisual, or otherwise, now or hereafter known, throughout the universe in all languages. Entrants further agree that CAS shall have the first right to distribute the entry unless CAS waives that right, in writing; CAS’s first right to distribute shall automatically expire on April 20, 2014. Entrants retain the copyright and all other rights in the work.