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SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), along with other sponsors, is organizing the second annual Sparky Awards, “a contest that recognizes the best new short videos on the value of sharing and aims to broaden the discussion of access to scholarly research by inviting students to express their views creatively.”
Last year’s winners were announced earlier this year; the winners and runners up were all university students. Though this contest is ideal for college students with time on their hands, anyone can enter, as long as the video is:
- two minutes or less
- completed between January 1 and November 30, 2008
- narrated or subtitled in English
- publicly available on the internet on a web site or digital repository
- open for use under one of several Creative Commons licenses (details here)