March 22, 2016

#WhyCIIS Video Contest

30 seconds could win you $300!
Create a 30-second video on why you chose CIIS and post it on your Facebook timeline with the hashtag #WhyCIIS to qualify. CIIS will award three prizes for first ($300), second ($150), and third place ($50) to a current student or alum with the most likes on the video via Facebook and the most creative and original video.

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Official Contest Rules and Regulations

Create an original video about why you chose CIIS that is 30 seconds or less in duration. It can be a combination of live-action, still photos, and/or animation sequences. 
  • The video must clearly identify your affiliation with CIIS and what program you enrolled in (either through spoken word or through text).
  • Videos containing any copyrighted media (video clips, music clips, images, etc.) will not be considered.
  • Post your completed video to your personal Facebook page, add the hashtag #WhyCIIS , and tag California Institute of Integral Studies. 
  • Videos must be made public in order to be considered. Learn how to make a video public.
  • Your video entry must be posted by Sunday, April 17, 2016 to be officially entered.
  • Only one video entry per qualifying student/alum.
  • Winners will be notified by May 2, 2016.
  • Current CIIS staff or faculty may participate in the contest but are not eligible for prizes.
Qualifying Participants
Only the following individuals are qualified to participate:
  • Any currently enrolled degree-seeking CIIS student (registered in spring 2016 semester).
  • Any alum with a degree conferred from CIIS prior to December 2015.
Judging & Awards
The judging will be based on several factors, including number of likes on Facebook (in order to become a top three contender), as well as message content, visual creativity, and originality. Winners will be announced by April 12, 2016. Awards will consist of:
  • First Place - (1) winner will receive $300 prize money 
  • Second Place - (1) winner will receive $150 prize money
  • Third Place- (1) winner will receive $50 prize money
*Winners will be required to fill out a W-9 form in order to receive payment.

Legal Disclaimer
Select participants in the "WhyCIIS" video contest will be asked to sign a Visual/Audio Image Release, granting permission to California Institute of Integral Studies, its employees and agents, to take and use visual/audio images of you and your entry.


Please contact for all official contest inquiries.

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