Have you ever wanted to showcase talents beyond your academic achievements? Perhaps star in your own video? If so, here is your chance to create a dazzling music video and win the coveted “Memmys” award. The University of South Carolina’s School of Medicine is recognizing schools whose students have created the very best videos. Each year, three schools selected by a panel of judges will receive a Memmys award for display, and their medical library will receive a monetary prize. Entries submitted by the April 1, 2013 deadline are eligible for prize money that will be given to their school’s health sciences library. The first place entry will receive $2,500, second place $1,500, and third place $1,000.**
To enter the contest, you must be a student in a health professions school (dental, pharmacy, medicine, public health, nursing, or allied health). Your music video must be related to health care education, include original song lyrics, and be no longer than five minutes. Additional contest rules are listed on the Memmys Web site. This being the first year for the Memmys, any music video made in the past five years is eligible.
*Parts of this article were reprinted from Memmys.
**If an entry from Pitt wins, HSLS pledges to host a congratulatory pizza party for the winner(s) and 15 friends.**
~ Jill Foust