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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Honors & Scholars One Second Everyd​​​ay Contest​​

The Contest​

During the Honors & Scholars launch, Dr. Van-Woerkom announced the Honors & Scholars One Second Everyday Contest. The contest is for first year students and will be going on all year​. There are $500 worth of prizes!

Take one second of video each day of your 1st year at The Ohio State University. Winning videos will be of  students who do the best job of showing their first year experiencing G.O.A.L.S.

You don't have to wait till the end of the year to win!

The first $100 prize will be awarded to the best 1st 60 day ​compilation video.  The winning 1st 60 day video and $100 was created by Morgan Billstein, a Bilogical Sciences Scholars Program student! You can watch her video here.

​The remaining prizes will be distributed in the Spring Semester.​ So make sure you keep working on your video for your chance to win too!


STEP 1: Upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo.

STEP 2: Post your video on your ePortfolio​, 

STEP 3: Use this LINK ​to submit your video to Honors & Scholars for review.​​

Students can collect and edit their one second video clips however they choose.

Question: What if I haven't been taking 1 second of video each day so far this school year? Can I still enter?

Answer: Yes! Students do not have to include a date on their 1 second clips, nor do those clips have to be taken on a particular day. We are looking for videos that represent your first year experience.  

Question: What could I use to put my 60 clips together?

Answer: There are a number of applications that make collecting and editing video easy like 1SEAdobe Premiere Clips, and Kinemaster.

Dos & DoNots


Take one second of video each day of your 1st year at The Ohio State University showing you pursuing your G.O.A.L.S.

Have fun!

Tell your friends about the con​test.

Explore campus.

Capture moments that are unique to your experience. ​


Don't do anything risky or dangerous.

Don't take classroom video without the instructor's approval.

Don't take footage of friends/others without their approval.​


You are not required to be in any clips, so you don't need to take clips that can personally identify you or friends. 

Use this opportunity​ to explore campus, engage with different communities, and explore all the marvelous oppo​rtunities that abound all over The Ohio State University. These videos are something you can share with your friends and family for years to come!

Winning videos will be featured on the Honors ​& Scholars Instagram account @osuhonorsscholars​. 

If you have any questions about the contest, please email Michael Neel,  ​​

"All students submitting videos agree to allow their clip(s) to be used by the Honors & Scholars Center to promote the mission of the Honors & Scholars Center. Footage or audio cannot contain copy write materials."