The Sparky Awards is an international student video contest created by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), an international alliance of academic and research libraries. The contest requires students to create a two-minute video based on this year's theme, "the value of information sharing." This year, Penn State is proud to be one of several universities hosting this contest.
The Sparky Awards at Penn State is a collaboration between Digital Commons (a service of Information Technology Services, the University Libraries, the College of Communications, and Penn State Public Broadcasting). Prizes from SPARC include $1,000 for the winner and two $500 runner-up prizes. In addition to prizes offered by SPARC, the top Penn State student entrants will be featured on WPSU's On-Demand channel, receive gift certificates from the Computer Store and have the opportunity to be featured in the annual Student Film Festival hosted by the College of Communications. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 6.
Faculty who wish to integrate the Sparky Awards into their course activities can contact the Digital Commons to schedule special training and workshops for their students.
For more information, visit http://digitalcommons.psu.edu/sparkyawards online.