$1,500 Video Contest Scholarship for Creative Students

Video Contest is over! Here are the winners

We’re glad to announce that we have winners of our $1,500 Video Contest Scholarship for Creative Students!

We had so much fun and received tons of inspiration watching your submissions. So, thank you all so much for participating.

It’s also worth mentioning that there were a couple attempts of cheating. But thanks to other righteous contestants, we were able to expose those who were trying to break the rules.

Speaking of rules, they state that there can only be two winners. So, it’s time to announce them!

First place and the $1,000 scholarship goes to Sydney Price. She managed to get 1264 votes with her 3 Simple Tips for Study Motivation video.

Second place and the $500 prize is taken by Poorva Shukla. She wasn’t that far from the winner, and her Study with 100% motivation | My personal lifehacks video has got 1127 votes.

All the other works could only get to nearly 700 votes. Together, winning videos have gathered almost a half of the total number of votes.

Sincere congratulations to the winners. Big thank you to everyone who applied to the contest!

Make an Ingenious Video, Get a Reward, and Save Some Green

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 Video Contest Scholarship for Creative Students.

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

By the way:

For every 1,000 views on each participant’s video, we’ll plant a tree.

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. For every 1,000 views on any given participant video, we will plant a tree.
  4. Winners will receive individual certificates from IvyPanda.com.

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.

How to Apply

  1. Record an original video on one of the following topics:
    • How to Overcome Loss Of Study Motivation: Your Personal Lifehacks
    • How to Maintain a Good Study-Life Balance: Your Recommendations
    • Your Tips And Tricks To Reduce Homesickness for Both Domestic and International Students
  2. Upload your video to one of these file-hosting services: Dropbox, Google Drive, Streamable, or WeTransfer.
    No video should be set to public access before the Contest.
  3. Subscribe to the IvyPanda YouTube channel; like and share the Contest video-description on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook; and take a screenshot.Screenshots proving your subscription and video share must be sent along with your application.
  4. 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

Applications will be accepted from May 15, 2018, 12:00 AM EST to June 15, 2018, 12:00 AM EST.

Submission Requirements

  1. Your video must:
    1. Cover one of the topics given above
    2. Be in English only
    3. Have a creative, catchy title that reflects your ideas
    4. Last between 1 – 1:30 minutes
    5. Be submitted in one of the following formats: .MOV, .MPEG4, .MP4, .AVI
    6. Be sent before the deadline
  2. You must be subscribed to the IvyPanda YouTube channel.
  3. The Contest video-description must be shared on one of your social media accounts.

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

Applications will NOT be accepted before May 15, 2018, 12:00 AM EST or after June 15, 2018, 12:00 AM EST.


Send in
your submissions to:

[email protected]


How We Will Evaluate Your Video

Before your video is published on IvyPanda’s YouTube channel, our editorial team will evaluate your submission based on the following criteria (each participant can earn 100 points in total):

  1. Content Quality ー 30 points. The video should deliver accurate and useful information on one of the given topics.
  2. Engagement ー 30 points. The video should be attention-grabbing, engaging, and fun.
  3. Creativity ー 20 points. The video should contain the author’s own creative ideas. We do not tolerate plagiarism!
  4. Production ー 20 points: The video should be of high quality overall and present the material clearly (including visual and sound elements).

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

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

Online Voting

Online voting will start on July 02, 2018, and end on July 08, 2018, 12:00 AM EST.

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.


Winners will be announced on July 16, 2018, on IvyPanda’s 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.

Experienced YouTube Vloggers Who Contribute to the IvyPanda Contest

  • Alexis Whidbee

YouTube Channel

Alexis Whidbee is a Junior, Psychology Student at North Carolina A&T. Along with maintaining her academics—she balances work, volunteering at a local elementary school, and developing her personal brand using her YouTube platform.

  • Brelynn Hunt


Brelynn has a fiery passion for multimedia. She combines her love for journalism with her special interest in the field of direct and personal mentorship by providing higher level educational guidance from the perspective of her experience at Spelman College through her college vlogs. Her skills are most effectively displayed on her popular YouTube channel where her vlogs and college advice videos have achieved over 30,000 subscribers and over 2 million views in total.

  • Beth Young

YouTube Channel

Beth is a senior at Harvard College and an occasional YouTuber. She enjoys watching Food Network shows to learn how to cook, traveling with friends and family, and interacting with her subscribers from around the world. Check out her channel!

  • Yzabelle Candava

YouTube Channel

Yzabelle is 18 years old, an incoming college student, who creates YouTube videos to help, inspire, and motivate her fellow students in order to prosper in the field of education.


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.