Hey everyone! I just got word of the Vision Expo Video Challenge, a contest where optometry students created videos to show their experience at the International Vision Expo. You have got to check out some of these great videos and help your fellow students and optometry school by voting for their video. By voting, you give your school a chance to win some big prizes and positive press.
Follow this link to vote on the videos right now!
Voting takes less than a minute so be sure to support your school!
Also check out the press release below for more information. Check back soon for another article on Vision Expo East, which is coming to the Jacob Javits Center on March 14-17, 2013.
International Vision Expo to Launch Optometry School
Video Challenge in Two Weeks
Online video contest details student experience at show
Norwalk, CT (October 31, 2012) – International Vision Expo & Conference, the complete eyecare event, has announced a new online contest featuring student-made videos. Armed with handheld video cameras, students from 21 of the schools of optometry were challenged to record their experience at International Vision Expo. The footage was professionally edited to create a short video that captures testimonials, exhibit hall and continuing education, city sights, exclusive student parties and networking events – all from a student perspective.
“We’ve seen a tremendous amount of energy displayed by optometry students throughout the video challenge. The whole experience has been positive,” said Tom Loughran, vice president for Reed Exhibitions. “The project provided a new way to engage the next generation of eyecare professionals and now they have the opportunity to share their unique experiences and perspectives about our industry and International Vision Expo with others.”
Many students, like Kaitlynn Bock, a student at The Ohio State University College of Optometry, are eager to share their work. “I think the video turned out great. In fact, this is even better than I expected. It was a lot of fun to do.”
All 21 videos will be featured on Facebook and can be accessed through a link on International Vision Expo East’s website, visionexpoeast.com/videochallenge. Online voting will be open for two weeks, beginning Monday, October 29 through Friday, November 9. Video links can be shared with classmates, alumni, colleagues, friends and family. Voters must be logged in to a Facebook account to enter. Only one vote will count per person. Winners will be announced by Friday, November 16.
The top three winners will be awarded a donation to their school, in the amount of $2,500 (first place), $1,000 (second place) and $500 (third place). In addition, the first place winner will receive an exclusive off-site party hosted by International Vision Expo and the second place winner will be awarded a pizza party. Each student from the top three schools will also get a swag bag.