The SPARKY Awards is a contest for students to create short videos explaining why the open exchange of information is important.
From the press release:
This year, the judges selected winners in three categories:
• BEST LIVE ACTION: Breaking News: Open Access Wave Sweeps World (http://vimeo.com/24171277), produced by Joshua Goodman (University of Pretoria).
• BEST ANIMATION: Free your Data (http://vimeo.com/24253452), produced by Nico Carver (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill).
• BEST SPEECH: We’re In This Together (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xxg67UER7dc), produced by Paula Seligson (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill).
The organizers now invite students, faculty, librarians, and others on campus to weigh in for their favorite in the Sparky People’s Choice Award. The People’s Choice Award highlights all of the 2011 entries. The winner will also receive an iPad, iPhone, or iPod plus a personalized award certificate. To vote, visit http://www.sparkyawards.org. The deadline to vote for the People’s Choice Award is September 23, 2011.