The South Loop Historical Society at East-West University announces its first annual multimedia history competition.
• Submissions must be a 4 to 12-minute audio, visual, video, or combined multimedia project focused on the history of Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood (bounded by Congress Parkway, the Chicago River, the Stevenson Expressway, and Lake Michigan).
• Projects must use exclusively original or public domain content, or material that strictly conforms to fair use copyright guidelines. (For a description of fair use copyright guidelines, see http://www.utsystem.edu/ogc/intellectualproperty/ccmcguid.htm ).
• Each submission must be accompanied by a statement of concept, description of methodology, and a list of content sources.
• Submissions (and supporting written documentation) must be received on a DVD or CD-ROM disc by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, 2011.
Submissions will be judged by a three-person panel selected by the South Loop Historical Society Advisory Committee. Entries will be judged on adherence to guidelines, historical accuracy, originality, impact, production values, insights, and supporting documentation.
First Prize: $250
Second Prize: $100
Third Prize: $50
The top three submissions will receive a monetary prize, an award certificate, featured recognition on the South Loop Historical Society Web site, and a chance to introduce their entry in a live awards presentation open to the public on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 in the East-West University Fourth Floor Auditorium. Every submission entrant conforming to guidelines will receive a free one-year membership in the South Loop Historical Society.
The 1968 Democratic National Convention
My Street—70 Years Ago
The Levee District
The 1933 Century of Progress World’s Fair
The Chicago Coliseum
Religion in the South Loop
Election Night, 2008
The Bears and Soldier Field
Dearborn Park, Printer’s Row, and the Revitalization of Urban Living
The Illinois Central Railroad’s Role in The Great Migration
For more information, contact John C. Thomas, Acting Director; South Loop Historical Society, 819 S. Wabash Ave., 8th Floor, Chicago, IL 60605. Phone: (312) 939-0111 ext. 1818 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org