Video Contest 2010

Congratulations to Pilar Gonzalez and Mallory Beck, winners of the 2010 DBA video contest!

See their winning video, "I Heart Durham," on Duke Law's YouTube channel.

2010 DBA Video Contest
Submission guidelines

The DBA and the Law School's communications office are teaming up to sponsor an ‘I Love Durham!’ video contest. Entries should be digital films that highlight your favorite thing about Durham in three minutes or less. Subjects could range from a restaurant or your favorite hiking spot to the barista at your preferred coffee shop ... the more creative, or creatively filmed, the better. Entries will be judged on creativity and the message about Durham. You don't need to be a professional!

Entries will be judged by a panel of faculty, staff, and alumni; prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place entries. All films will be considered for use on the Duke Law website to assist in admissions and other promotional efforts. Cameras and editing stations in the Student Media Workshop are available. Contact the Media Services Manager, Miguel Bordo, at for more information.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Submissions are now due by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15, 2010, to Melinda Vaughn, Room 3030. Winners will be announced during a screening event on March 24. Please see below for rules and details; for more information or questions, please contact Stephanie Lam, DBA president, at, or Melinda Vaughn, Executive Director of Communications, at

I LOVE DURHAM! Video Contest Rules

  1. Videos must be in digital format, mp4 on CD or DVD, at least 640x480, OR video DVD.
  2. Videos must be no more than three minutes long.
  3. Videos cannot use trademarked or licensed products or music without proper (and documented) authorization.
  4. All participants in the production of the video and all people who are featured or who speak must complete and sign the Duke Law School release form. Release forms should be turned into Melinda Vaughn, Room 3030, by the submission deadline. Please label each form with the filmmaker’s name.
  5. All submissions will be considered for use on the Law School website and for posting on the Duke Law YouTube channel; by submitting an entry for the contest, students give permission for the film to be used for the purposes of promoting Duke Law School.
  6. Submissions must be received on DVD to Melinda Vaughn, Room 3030, by the end of business on Wednesday, March 17.
  7. Submissions will be judged by a panel of faculty members, alumni and staff.
  8. The winning entry will receive a $50 Target gift card. Second and third place entries will receive gift certificates to the Duke Law Refectory Cafe. One prize is awarded per submission; if a film is submitted by a group, the members of the group will share the prize.
  9. Winners will be announced Wednesday, March 24, 2010.
  10. Faculty and staff may submit films but are not eligible for prizes.

Special thanks to the Refectory Cafe for sponsoring prizes.