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Become a YouTube Star and Win a Trip to Paradise!

Do you have a little Spielberg in you? Are you a proud Monarch? Do you want a spring break in paradise?

Then enter U.S. News & World Report's first-ever "Why My School Rocks" college video contest on YouTube at :


The contest is open to students, faculty and staff.

Videos should showcase unique and memorable characteristics of campus life at ODU. They can highlight unusual campus traditions or life in the dorm, anything that makes ODU rock. U.S. News will announce the winner on Nov. 12.

In order to be considered, contestants must upload their video to the contest YouTube channel before Oct. 31.

Contestants are then encouraged to promote their video to friends, contacts and even family members on Facebook and other social networking sites. The 10 videos that rack up the most views by Oct. 31 will move on to the finals, where the U.S. News - STA Travel judging committee will choose the winner based on use of the theme, creativity and effectiveness in providing an overall campus feel. Contestants are encouraged to upload their videos as soon as possible.

What's in it for the winner? A spring break in paradise! The grand-prize winner receives a trip for two from STA Travel to one of the following four destinations: Jamaica, Cancun, Acapulco or the Bahamas. The trip includes airfare and hotel package.

For official contest rules, visit


In addition to submitting your video to the contest YouTube channel, send it to the official ODU YouTube channel at:


All submissions from the campus community that abide by the rules of the contest will be featured as "favorites" on the ODU official YouTube channel to help with the view count. 

So get out there, start filming and tell the world why you think ODU rocks!

This article was posted on: October 27, 2008

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