#EXPERIENCECFAC ESSAY AND DIGITAL MEDIA CONTEST

Share Your Story

#EXPERIENCECFAC ESSAY AND DIGITAL MEDIA CONTEST

Share Your Story

#EXPERIENCECFAC ESSAY AND DIGITAL MEDIA CONTEST

Share Your Story

#EXPERIENCECFAC ESSAY AND DIGITAL MEDIA CONTEST

Share Your Story

#EXPERIENCECFAC ESSAY AND DIGITAL MEDIA CONTEST

Share Your Story

#EXPERIENCECFAC ESSAY AND DIGITAL MEDIA CONTEST

Share Your Story

CONTEST CLOSED

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2019 WINNERS

Winners were announced as of October 29, 2019. To find more info about our 2019 winners, check out our news advisory or our social media channels (Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter).

Students in The College of Fine Arts and Communications participate in a wide variety of experiential learning opportunities during spring and summer terms, and we want to hear about it!

If you studied abroad, got an internship, attended a conference or did anything else that expanded on your classroom learning during Spring or Summer 2019, submit an entry into the essay contest or digital media contest. Six lucky students (three from each contest) who best exemplify the benefits of experiential learning through their essay, photo or video will win a cash prize.

All entries are due by September 30, 2019 and must be about experiences that occurred during the 2019 spring and summer terms. All entries following the guidelines will be shared on the College of Fine Arts and Communications websites and social media.

Essay Contest

  1. Three (3) winners will be chosen from the Essay Contest. A $350 cash prize will be awarded to the first place essay, $200 to second place and $100 to third place. All eligible essays will be featured on the various CFAC channels.
  2. Submit entries through the portal by clicking the button below. Attach your essay as a Microsoft Word document.
  3. Essay guidelines:
    • Articles should be 250-400 words.
    • Articles should include at least one high-quality visual. This can be a photo of you or of something you worked on. If you did not take the photo, make sure to credit the individual who did.
  4. Use this list as a template to help you craft your story. You don’t have to answer every question—try to focus on one or two that apply to your experience.
    • How will this experience prepare you for your future/career?
    • What skills did you develop on the study abroad that you wouldn’t get on campus?
    • How did you apply the skills you learned in class to this experience?
    • How did this experience make you a better practitioner in your field?
    • Did you have any off-the-beaten path or unplanned experiences that you found enriching?
  5. Essays may be edited for style and content according to the publication agreement.

Digital Media Contest

  1. Three (3) winners will be chosen from the Digital Media Contest. A $350 cash prize will be awarded to the first place submission, $200 to second place and $100 to third place. All eligible photos and videos will be featured on the various CFAC channels.
  2. Submit entries through the portal by clicking the button below. Attach photos as a PNG or JPEG file. Attach videos in MOV or MPEG format.
  3. Files up to 128 MB can be submitted through the portal. Larger videos must be uploaded to the Box folder.
  4. Videos should be no more than three (3) minutes in length.
  5. Entries are limited to three (3) per person.
  6. Photos and videos should demonstrate the experiential learning taking place, and should show you being engaged in the experience. “Tourist” photos or videos will not be considered.
  7. While photos and videos must be submitted through the portal to be eligible, entrants are welcome to also share via social media using #ExperienceCFAC.*

Please keep in mind what BYU and the College of Fine Arts and Communications stand for. Do not write about events, or use language, that violates the Honor Code. The college reserves the right to use, edit and distribute all submissions.

*Where permitted by your program. Ask your faculty advisor for more information.

SHARE YOUR STORY
  • Capture

    Capture your experience using photo or video!

  • Submit

    Upload and send us your photos, videos, experiences and stories!

  • Share

    Share your stories on social media by using #ExperienceCFAC!

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