CTM Video Contest

Rules and Regulations

Competition Period

The "Skidmore College CTM Video Contest" commences on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at 8:30 a.m. (Eastern Time) and concludes on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at midnight (Eastern Time), hereafter referred to as the "contest period." All entries must be submitted by the contest deadline. Late entries will not be eligible for awards. 

Contest Managers and Judges 

Contest managers are from the Skidmore College Office of Communications. Judges are selected each contest year, and are subject to change. Please email us with any questions.



The contest is open to current Skidmore students. Each student/team of students is allowed one prize winner per category and must submit a signed release form upon entering the competition. Forms may be downloaded here and submitted to the office of communications in Case Center. 

Entry information

Videos that do not satisfy all the foregoing criteria will not be considered in the contest, even if they are submitted before the submission deadline.  


Places We Live, Places We Love 
The submitted video should capture the places around campus where you live, study, eat, hang out, and work. And show us what you love about Saratoga Springs, from its lakes, parks and history to its amazing downtown. Eligibility will be based on the following criteria: video quality, visual appeal, appropriateness, creativity, and depiction of the College. The decision of the contest judges and managers is final and there shall be no appeal. The winning video(s), as well as strong non-winners, will be featured in online publications, during recruitment visits, and potentially featured in Skidmore ad campaigns. 

Contest Rules 

As the submitted videos will be posted online and viewed by various members of the community, including prospective students and their families, all videos submitted must be free of any inappropriate language and/or sexual content. All videos will be reviewed by the contest managers prior to being placed online. If any video is deemed inappropriate by the contest managers, that video will be declared ineligible. Prize-winning videos will be used in, but not limited to, Skidmore College’s website and recruitment advertisements. The contest managers will be responsible for awarding the prizes to the winning entrants. The contest managers reserve the right to substitute a prize with one of equal or greater value if the original prize becomes unavailable for any reason.  


All videos submitted, whether as a winning entry or not, will become the property of Skidmore College and may be used, published or republished, in whole or in part, royalty free, in any printed or electronic media and in promotional material, including recruitment and online publications. By sending your videos in for consideration, you provide Skidmore College with exclusive ownership of the video.   


All entrants must, at the time of submission, be the sole authors and owners of the copyright of all videos entered into the contest. Upon entry, all rights in and to the videos become the exclusive property of Skidmore College, including all intellectual property rights including, but not limited to, copyright. Skidmore College has the right to use the video as it chooses, including the right to use the video, or any portion of that video, in Skidmore College printed or online publications. Skidmore College reserves the right to alter the video in any manner deemed necessary for use in any promotional pieces. 


All entries must be original, unpublished, and created solely by the submitting entrant(s) and not violate the intellectual property rights, copyright, or right of property of any third party. Copyrighted materials will not be accepted unless specific permission for the use of such material can be shown. Videos which have been entered into other contests, or have been published elsewhere (newspapers, magazines, online, etc.) are not eligible.

Release Forms 

All entrants are required to produce release forms upon submission of their video. A release form is available by clicking here and downloading a pdf file, and must be filled out by any individual appearing in the submitted video. Any video submitted without release forms shall be ineligible for consideration by the contest managers.  Please return forms to the Office of Communications, Case Center.