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Youngstown State University
Women's Studies  
Women's and Gender Studies Minor
Women's and Gender Studies Video Contest 2014-15

Women’s and Gender Studies Video Contest (2014-15)

All submissions to the video contest must be accompanied by a signed copy of the Agreement Form, which can be found at the following link:


Co-sponsored by Student Diversity

First Place: $200

Second Place: $100

Third Place: $50

The purpose of this Women’s and Gender Studies Video Contest is to promote the prevention of gendered violence (violence against women, LGBT community, etc.) of whatever sort (e.g. physical, sexual, verbal, psychological, etc.).  Entries should be between 30 seconds and 3 minutes long, and the format should be either a YouTube URL emailed to wstudies AT ysu DOT edu or a DVD delivered to Diana Palardy in the Foreign Languages Department (5th floor of DeBartolo Hall).  Entries should be accompanied by a signed agreement form.  This contest is open only to undergraduate students currently enrolled at YSU.  Group submissions must be registered under the name of only one member of the group.  The deadline is March 2, 2015. 

Please keep in mind that this is like a Public Service Announcement focused on the prevention of violence, not on violence itself.  We witness plenty of acts of violence, dehumanization and cruelty in the media, but what are acts of respect, kindness, and humanity like?  Submissions deemed inappropriate may be disqualified, such as content that infringes upon the intellectual property rights of others (e.g. trademarked or copyrighted material) or distasteful/gratuitous/explicit use of nudity or other states of undress, acts of violence, and/or foul language (e.g. slurs, curse words, etc.).  Questions may be directed to wstudies AT ysu DOT edu. Submissions will be evaluated by a subcommittee of the Affiliated Faculty of Women’s and Gender Studies and will be based on creativity and effectiveness in advocating the prevention of gendered violence.  Contest winners will be announced by the end of March 2015 and all entrants will be contacted about the results.

Below you can find some helpful links for the video contest:

  • Facts about Violence Against Women (World Health Organization)

Women's History Month
YSU Women's Studies Facebook
AllofE Solutions