Gone to Texas Video Contest
Welcome! You are now part of The University of Texas at Austin, “What starts here, changes the world.”
At this year's Gone to Texas, we'll be showcasing videos produced by incoming students. You are invited to create a video and enter it in the fourth annual GTT video contest.
The top five videos will be shown during the event. Incoming students who create the winning videos will receive prizes provided by the University Co-op, sponsor of Gone to Texas, and the Campus Computer Store, as noted below:
First Prize - Apple iPad Wi-Fi 32GB and iTunes $25 gift card
Second Prize - Kindle Fire
Third Prize - University Co-op gift certificate ($100)
Fourth Prize - University Co-op gift certificate ($75)
Fifth Prize - University Co-op gift certificate ($50)
A distinguished panel of students, faculty and alumni will select the top five submissions based on their creativity, uniqueness, entertainment value and message.
How to Enter
All new incoming students are invited to enter.
Create a video using the following script:
"My name is ___________and I'm from _____________. As my time starts here at UT, here's how I hope to help change the world: _________."
Also, make sure your videos are:
*No more than 30 seconds in length
*No more than 100MB in size
*At least 320x240 in resolution
*Saved in .wmv, .mov, .h.264, or .wav format
Only one video submission per incoming student is permitted.
All videos must be submitted on or before Aug. 6, 2012.
Video submissions for the 2012 Gone to Texas Student Video Contest have ended. Thank you for your participation.
|Panel of Judges
Dr. Gage E. Paine returned to her alma mater on August 1 to serve as vice president for student affairs. For the last five
years, she served as vice president for student affairs at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). Dr. Paine held similar student affairs leadership
posts at four other Texas universities including associate dean of students at The University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Paine received her Ph.D. in educational administration from the university in 1996. She also earned a
J.D. from Texas Tech University in 1982 and a bachelor of arts in letters from the University of Oklahoma in 1979.
Alumnus Charles Ramírez Berg is a Distinguished Teaching Professor at the
university and a leading authority on Latino film history of the United States and Mexico. He is a member of the Academy
of Distinguished Teachers and recipient of many teaching awards, including the Chancellor's Council Outstanding Teaching Award and Friar Centennial Teaching Fellowship.
A former National Endowment for the Humanities fellow, Ramírez Berg is also the author of many scholarly books and articles, including "Latino Images in Film: Stereotypes, Subversion, and Resistance" and "Cinema of Solitude: A Critical Study of Mexican Film." He writes screenplays, has published fiction and poetry, and co-authored a children's book, "The Gift of the Poinsettia," with poet Pat Mora. He is also a charter member of the Board of Directors of the Austin Film Society, serving as its president from 2001 to 2003.
Dr. Soncia Reagins-Lilly, senior associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students at the university, earned her bachelor's degree in economics at the University of California at Irvine, her Master of Arts degree in education at California State University, San Bernardino, and her doctorate in education administration at the University of Southern California.
In her senior management role, Lilly collaborates with campus and student leadership to develop and implement policies related to campus life and a full spectrum of student development and academic support programs. Her portfolio is composed of the Division of Housing and Food Service, the Texas Union and the Office of the Dean of Students.
Lilly participates in professional associations and serves as a strategic planning and management consultant, facilitating workshops and giving presentations at national conferences on topics pertaining to higher education. She remains involved in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, a community-based organization devoted primarily to developing programs and services for the advancement of women.
Dr. Brant Pope has a thirty-year career in both academic and professional
theatre. He is the Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance at The University of Texas at Austin and is holder
of the Z .T. Scott Family Chair.
As a professional actor, and director Brant's work has been seen
Off-Broadway, in regional theatre, and in film and television. As a member of AEA, and SDC, he has directed and
performed at theatres such as The John Houseman Theatre, Hartford Stage Company, Tennessee Repertory Theatre,
and Park Square Theatre. For eleven years, he served as Director of the FSU Asolo Conservatory, and Associate
Artistic Director of the Asolo Theatre Company, in Sarasota, Florida. He is the author of the play, Sins of
Omission, and has acted in numerous films, commercials, and industrial movies.
Pope earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Minnesota, Master of Arts degree from
The University of Connecticut, a Master of Fine Arts from Florida State University and a doctorate in History
(American Studies) from Michigan State University.
Emily Watkins is a senior public relations major with a minor in business. She currently is the Intern Supervisor at Bread and Butter PR and the Director of the student- run public relations firm, Texas Tower PR.
Previously, Watkins interned at Gita Group PR in New York City working with chef personalities such as Angelo Sosa from Top Chef. Watkins will graduate in May 2013 and plans on pursuing restaurant and hospitality public relations.
Jeff Orth is Vice President - Account Director of GSD&M Idea City, a
leading marketing communications and advertising company. He currently
leads PGA Tour and helped launch the longest running campaign in
professional sports "These Guys are Good" -- winning numerous awards in
both the advertising and golf/sports industries. Jeff also led the recent
branding effort for the Big 12 Conference following the departure of
Nebraska and Colorado. Jeff has worked on multiple branding projects in
the sports world for brands like CBS Sports, the U.S. Olympic Team, Sports
Illustrated and Golfsmith. He also has experience in branding higher
education, leading campaigns for The University of Texas and Texas A&M
University. In addition to his sports duties, Jeff currently serves as the
account lead for two beer brands from the Crown Imports portfolio
Pacifico and Victoria.