INT video contest

UCalgary International Video Contest

You travelled the world.
Now show us what you experienced!

The theme of the 2024 International Video Contest is A Day in Your Life Abroad.

This theme invites you to share a typical day in the life of a student in a foreign country: the experiences, challenges, and cultural interactions that make studying abroad a unique and transformative journey. 

Whether you are a UCalgary student who participated on a study abroad program, or an incoming exchange student who would like to share your experience in Canada or from your home country, we welcome you to enter the video contest! Share the world through your eyes and enter for a chance to win prizes.

Here are some ideas for inspiration: Weekday vs Weekend, Instagram vs Reality, social media trends (e.g. "can we skip to the good part")... But feel free to get creative with your own ideas!

Please note that all videos submitted must align with "A Day in Your Life Abroad" theme. Submissions will be shared on Instagram @UCalgaryAbroad and posted to the UCalgary Study Abroad YouTube Channel for public voting.

The 2024 International Video Contest will be open for entries from August 1 to September 3, 2024

Voting will run from October 11 to October 25, 2024. All videos will be posted to the UCalgary Study Abroad YouTube channel for voting.

2 winners will be selected: one for the Vlog category and one for the Reel/Short category. Winners will be notified by the end of October.



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Enter the Contest

Review the rules

The contest rules document includes information such as eligibility, video format, how the videos will be shared, etc.

Only current UCalgary students who have participated in a study abroad program (including incoming exchange students) are eligible to enter the video contest.

Video Contest Rules PDF

Make your video

The video contest has 2 categories: VLOG (must be 2-4 minutes long, filmed in landscape mode) and REEL/SHORT (must be <1 minute long, filmed in portrait mode). You can enter videos to one or both categories!

Copyright music & images are not permitted. If your video has voiceover, please include subtitles. See the rules for more information.

Upload your video

Videos must be uploaded to a file sharing platform, such as OneDrive or Google Drive. 

Once uploaded, the file must be made "shareable", and the share link provided in your Contest Entry Webform. 

OneDrive instructions

Submit it!

Fill out the Contest Entry Webform to submit your video.

The webform link will be posted here on August 1!

Remember: Videos must be received by end of day Tuesday September 3, 2024

Looking for some inspiration?

Here are a few of our favourites from past Video Contests. See more on our UCalgary Study Abroad YouTube Channel!

*Please note: video contest entries are now required to be made accessible for adaptive technologies. Although many past video entries are strictly visual/auditory, all videos going forwards must include captioning for any spoken dialogue or music.

Home Away From Home - Connecting with a New World

Hana Kadri (UCalgary TAB Program in Spain)

Tuesday relaxation with me

Patrick Serrano Acevedo (UCalgary Exchange in Japan)

Copenhagen Connect

Melody Petersen (UCalgary Exchange in Denmark)

A Story Abroad

Alvan Le (UCalgary Haskayne Exchange to Spain)

"Gringo" in Goiânia

Michael J. Barry (UCalgary TAB Program in Brazil)

Life down under

Sebastian Vasquez Gutierrez (UCalgary Exchange to Australia)