Contest participants may want to focus their entries on answering the following questions:
- What was the Morrill Act?
- How did this land-grant act change public education?
- What does the Morrill Act mean to you? What does it mean for the future of education?
Emphasis will be placed on the question “What does the Morrill Act mean to you?” The YouTube-style videos will be about 2 to 4 minutes in total length but cannot exceed 4 minutes.
The contest will offer $6,000 in prizes. Entries must be submitted electronically or postmarked by Oct. 19.
Entries will be judged on originality and their ability to show the importance of the Morrill Act to education today. Important factors will be the quality of the creative concept, technical ability and script. The selection of winners will be at the sole discretion of the contest judges.
All materials in the video must originate with the entrants. No copyrighted materials may be used. Winners will be asked to provide legal releases that authorize the use of the images or voices of all of the people included in the video.