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The Vassar YouTube Contest

Congratulations to Alex Levy ’12 and Kelley Van Dilla ’12, winners of the first-ever Vassar YouTube contest. Sponsored by Computing and Information Services, the Media Cloisters, and College Relations, the contest asked students to produce a two- to five-minute YouTube video “about life at Vassar” that, according to the contest rules, “best exemplifies the spirit and quality of life on the Vassar campus.”

Contest entries were to use soundtracks of non-copyrighted or open-source music and were to be submitted on a CD or DVD to Media Cloisters. All current Vassar students were eligible to enter; the three judges (one student, one administrator, and one professor) were Brian Paccione ’09, president of the Vassar College Filmmakers; Susan DeKrey, vice president, College Relations; and Assistant Professor of Film Kathleen Man.

Levy and Van Dilla won a $600 gift certificate to the Vassar Computer Store. Their video, simply titled “Vassar,” is currently viewable on the Vassar YouTube channel, as are the two honorable-mention videos, “Halloween” (by Charlie Nicholson ’12) and “Life at Vassar” (by Jon Miller, Stephanie Donnelly, Julian Barbosa, and Alice Chang, all ’11).

In next year’s contest, Baynard Bailey ’90, manager of the Media Cloisters, plans to expand the structure of the contest with different categories covering specific topics.

March 2009

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