One of the most frequently asked questions by SWENexters in high school is how to select a college that’s the best fit for them. The SWENext Collegiate Video Competition is a way to begin recruiting SWENexters by sharing a personal view of your university.
SWE Collegiate sections are encouraged to create a three-minute video about what makes your college/university and SWE section great, along with information about your engineering department. All videos will be posted on the SWENext website along with a link to your collegiate section to help SWENexters choose the right institution for them.
The top three winning sections chosen by the Outreach Committee and SWENexters will receive an Outreach stipend and SWENext goodies for their future outreach efforts ($500 for first place, $300 for second place, and $200 for third place).
Visit here to learn more information about this competition and how to apply. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For inspiration, see last year’s winning videos here.
Frequently Asked Questions
If I won a prize in this competition last year, can I reapply?
If you placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd last year and have an updated video that you wish to submit, we encourage you to submit your video for us to include in our archive on the SWENext website. However, in an effort to be fair to all contestants, you cannot win the Outreach stipend this year.
Can we hire a professional to help with the video we submit?
You are free to use whatever resources you have at hand to create your video submission. Just keep in mind that using a professional videographer to make the video does not necessarily improve your chances of winning the competition!