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Your classmates want to meet you.
You want to win cool prizes.
So what are you waiting for?


Video Grand Prize:
A Kindle Fire

Photo Grand Prize:
$100 in gift cards

Category Winners:
Gift cards to local Queen Anne establishments, such as Molly Moon's (Homemade Ice Cream), Caffe Ladro (Espresso Bar), and The 5 Spot (Upscale Diner). $100 in gift cards will be awarded to category winners of the video contest and $50 in gift cards will be awarded to photo contest category winners.


1 You must be an incoming student who is beginning classes Autumn 2013.

1 You must post your video by 11:59 p.m. PST, September 1, 2013.

1 Use discretion in regards to content. Any inappropriate videos will be removed. Distasteful photos and videos will be disqualified.

1 Videos must be one-minute or less to be
considered for prizes.

1 Photos must be posted on Instagram under #SPUbound2013.

1Only one video can be entered. You may enter as many photos as you’d like, and can enter both the photo and video contest.

Contest ends September 1, 2013.
Winners will be announced during Welcome Week 2013.

Upload Your Video!

2012 Winner - Best Overall.

To submit a video, create a free Vimeo account and upload your video to the Video Contest 2013 group.

Make sure to comply with Vimeo's Community Guidelines.

Good luck! We can't wait to see your videos.

Post Your Photo!

Post your photos on Instagram and hashtag #SPUbound2013. If you do not have access to Instagram, you can post your photo to spu.edu/admissionsfacebook. Please specify that it's for the photo contest.

Judging Criteria

Naturally, the videos and photos will be judged by whether or not we feel you answer the "Who are you?" question.

In addition, the prizes will be awarded based on the following categories:

Video Categories

Grand Prize (Best Overall Video)
Sound quality, cinematography, score, and story will be judged most critically in this category. (You do not have to have music to be eligible.)

Category Winners

1Best Comedy
We're looking for clever and funny videos that still tell us your story.

1 People's Choice Award
Yes, you can vote too. "Like" videos at spu.edu/admissionsfacebook. (Click on the "video contest" app at the top of the page.) The video with the most "likes" by noon on September 24 will win the People's Choice Award!

Photo Categories

Grand Prize (Best Overall Photo)
Composition, creativity, and content will all be judged in this category.

Category Winners

1Best Use of SPU Swag
Tell us about yourself and give a shout out to SPU at the same time.

1 People's Choice Award
"Like " photos at spu.edu/admissionsfacebook or on Instagram. (Click on the "video contest" app at the top of the page.) The video with the most "likes" by noon on September 24 will win the People's Choice Award!

We want to make you a SPU-lebrity! So, if you submit a video or photo, you are granting us permission to show it.

Our intention is to award a prize for every category. But if we don't see a clear winner, we reserve the right to keep the prizes for ourselves.