Re-posted from DAAD:
Consistently rated among the top-ten as a study abroad and research destination for North Americans, Germany offers a plethora of rigorous, leading-edge, flexible study, academic research and internship opportunities in a setting that is rich with cultural and topographic attractions.
The Germany because…Video Contest is being launched to distill some of the top reasons why you would choose Germany. Why you would recommend Germany as a study abroad destination to your friends and family?
Your words and voice should represent your arguments for choosing Germany as a study abroad destination in a video clip, which is no longer than 1 minute in length. The content, footage, sound and graphics are left up to the participants’ discretion.
- Submissions with any obscene, offensive or inappropriate language or material will be immediately disqualified.
- Videos with defamatory, libelous, or slanderous matter will not be considered.
- Matter which is subject to copyright, except where it can be demonstrated to comply with applicable laws in the video will be disqualified. Who is eligible to participate?: Students enrolled full-time in a degree program at a college or university in the U.S. or Canada.
An independent panel of judges will review all entries and determine the finalists. Each entry will be judged for how well it follows the subject, creativity, and adherence to the theme. The top five submissions will be put to vote by the public on the internet.
Three winners will be selected from valid entries. Alternates will be selected in the event a winner(s) does not respond or it is determined that he or she has not met the requirements stated in this document. Winners will be announced in May 2012.
The winning entries will be made available for viewing on DAAD’s web site.
First prize — a free round trip to Germany (maximum value: $1,700).
Second prize — a camcorder (valued at 250 USD)
Third prize — one year’s subscription to Cineaste.
All submissions must include an online submission form and a video entry uploaded to YouTube. Final deadline for submissions is Friday, April 20, 2012 by 5:00 pm.
Please visit www.daad.org/page/germany_because/ for instructions on how to participate in the contest.