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Pharmacy Advocate Video Competition

DEADLINE: Jan. 15, 2020

The Pharmacy Advocate Video Competition is an opportunity to celebrate the profession and inspire future generations. We challenge you to help inform the public about how a career in pharmacy can positively affect lives. By engaging others through an advocacy video, you can help break-down barriers to prospective career pathways by educating and inspiring younger generations to explore a career in pharmacy.

This competition is open to all students from the Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy. First year (P1) students can use this challenge to earn credit towards their co-curricular requirements.

GOAL

The goal of the Pharmacy Advocate Video Challenge is to stimulate interest in pharmacy as a profession. Through this challenge, students can also target the “Advocacy” pharmacy educational outcome set by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) which is to advocate for individual and population-based health-care needs.

CRITERIA

All videos must:

  1. Be 2 minutes or less.
  2. Advocate for the profession and inspire an enhanced perception of the pharmacist’s role.
  3. Include the phrase: “Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy at Texas A&M.” The placement of this phrase is up to you.
  4. Submit video to the Video Competition submission form by 11:59 pm on January 15, 2020.
    Store large files on Google Drive and provide a shareable link in your uploaded file. Be sure to include your name(s) on the uploaded file and to have all actors sign a talent release form.

COMPETITION SELECTION

Selection will be based on:

  • Overall Impact and Relevance
  • Creativity and Originality
  • Motivation and Inspiration
  • Informative Value
  • Message Clarity and Execution

AWARDS

  • $500 Best Overall
  • $250 Most Inspirational

A panel of judges will evaluate the entries and select the top video in each category. Entries may be used by the College of Pharmacy for promotional purposes.

IMPORTANT DATES

Jan. 15, 2020- Video submission due by 11:59 PM to the Video Competition submission form

May, 2020- College Awards Banquet in College Station, TX

***All additional questions can be directed to the Office of Student Success via email at amgalvan@tamu.edu or call 361.221.0964

Video Challenge Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the prize?
A. The top 2 videos will be recognized during the end of year College Awards Banquet. The winners will receive a cash prize between $250 and $500. The winning videos will also be showcased at the College Awards Banquet.

Q: How many people need to be involved?
A. One student or a team of students are eligible to compete. Only students can participate, but faculty or staff can appear in videos. Permission must be requested if you plan to use a classroom.

Q: Do I have to obtain written releases from everyone that appears in my video, including crowd scenes?
A. Talent release forms are required for all actors involved (release form provided). A legal guardian must provide written consent for minors under 18 years of age. No talent releases are needed for wide-angle shots of crowds such as people walking down the street.

Q: Are there restrictions on content?
A. Keep it professional, as this video will represent the Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy. Avoid risky humor and offensive language. You may use our school logos.

Q: Should I include titles and credits?
A. It is not required, but if you decide to include a title slide and credits it will count in your 2-minute time limit for your video.

Q: What kind of music can I use?
A. According to copyright law, you must have permission to use original music. It is recommended that you use public domain music, royalty-free music, or create your own music using programs such as GarageBand.

Q: What computer program should I use?
A. Any video editing program can be used. Technical support will not be provided.

Q: What will the College of Pharmacy do with my video?
A. Videos may be shared through various mediums, including (but not limited to): website, internal and external meetings, conferences, and social media.

Q: Can I personally showcase my video on various media, e.g., social media?
A. No. All submissions will become property of Texas A&M and may not be used on personal social media accounts.

Q: Is there a sample video available?
A. Yes.
http://www.uh.edu/pharmacy/news-and-events/releases-2017/april/agents-of-change-video-challenge/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4EX2syxKbk


***All additional questions can be directed to the Office of Student Success via email at amgalvan@tamu.edu

Important Dates

  • Jan. 15, 2020 - Video submission due by 11:59 pm
  • May, 2020 - College Awards Banquet in College Station, TX

Video Submission Form

All videos must:

  • Be 2 minutes or less.
  • Advocate for the profession and inspire an enhanced perception of the pharmacist’s role.
  • Include the phrase: “Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy at Texas A&M.” The placement of this phrase is up to you.
  • Submit video to the Video Competition submission form. by 11:59 pm on January 15, 2020.
    Store large files on Google Drive and provide a shareable link in your uploaded file. Be sure to include your name(s) on the uploaded file and to have all actors sign a talent release form.