$1,500 Semi-Annual Video Contest Scholarship for Students

Make an Inspiring Video and Get a Reward

Tons of work, misunderstandings with teachers, zero time for yourself… Students experience these and many other issues every day. Are there any tips to help young scholars handle these challenges?

The IvyPanda team wants to hear your opinions and advice, so we decided to establish the $1,500 Semi-Annual Video Contest Scholarship for Students.

You don’t even need to have any distinguished achievements to qualify. All you need is a little bit of creativity!

Are you ready to compete for the prize?

Then keep reading!

Video Contest Highlights

  1. The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship. The runner-up prize is $500.
  2. The best videos will be published on our YouTube channel.
  3. Winners will receive individual certificates from IvyPanda.com.
  4. The contest is semi-annual. The rules stay the same, the topics and dates are being updated twice a year.

Who Can Participate?

We will accept videos from current high school, college, or university students from any country. The winners will be required to send us proof of their academic status or enrollment.

Important dates:

Submissions Reception June 3 – October 6, 2019
Videos Evaluation October 7 – October 20, 2019
Online Voting October 21 – November 3, 2019
Votes Counting November 4 – November 10, 2019
Winners Announcement November 11, 2019

Submission Requirements

  1. Record an original video on one of the following topics:
    • How to Overcome the Language Barrier as an International Student: Your Recommendations
    • Your Time Management Tips for College Students
    • How to Keep Yourself Healthy in a College Environment: Your Personal Lifehacks
    • Your Advice for Choosing a College Major

Your video must:

  • Cover one of the topics given above
  • Be in English only
  • Have a creative, catchy title that reflects your ideas
  • Last between 1 – 1:30 minutes
  • Be submitted in one of the following formats: .MOV, .MPEG4, .MP4, .AVI
  • Be sent before the deadline

Note: For the best results, we reserve the right to change the title of your video before uploading it to YouTube.

  1. Upload your video to one of these file-hosting services: Dropbox, Google Drive. No video should be set to public access before the Contest.
  2. Subscribe to the IvyPanda YouTube channel; like and share the Contest video-description on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.
  3. Send us an email at [email protected] OR message us on Facebook with:
    • The direct link to your uploaded video
    • The screenshot of your subscription to IvyPanda’s Youtube channel
    • The screenshot of the Contest video-description shared on social media
    • The answer to the question: “Where did you find out about the IvyPanda Contest?”

Each participant may submit only one video and win just one award.

Send in
your submissions to:

[email protected]

How We Will Evaluate Your Video

Before your video is published on the IvyPanda YouTube channel, our editorial team will evaluate your submission based on the following criteria:

  1. Content Usefulness
  2. Engagement
  3. Creativity
  4. Production

The best videos that meet all the criteria will be published on the IvyPanda YouTube channel and opened up for online voting.

Online Voting

The two videos that receive the most likes on YouTube will be determined as the winners.

You may ask:

Am I allowed to share my video on social media and ask my friends to vote for me?

Sure! Social media shares are welcome and may improve your chances of winning.

Our support team will make sure that cheating is not possible.


Winners will be announced on IvyPanda blog.

To receive their awards, the winners must provide proof of enrollment or study. If they cannot or will not provide this confirmation, the award will be given to the next appropriate participant in line.


By submitting your application, you confirm that you understand the Contest rules and criteria and agree to accept the decision of the judges. You agree to allow us to edit, upload for public access, share, and use your video in other ways at our discretion.