Contest Rules

1. Create a music video about the economic concept, “Economic Value is Subjective.” Videos should be around three minutes or four minutes maximum. Longer videos are acceptable, but may lose points.

2. Entries are due Wednesday, May 15, 2013.

3. You are free to use any existing song and add your own lyrics to that song. Upload the video on YouTube, e-mail us, and you are in the contest.

4. Scoring is as follows:

Number of views on YouTube………..….. 25 percent
(counting starts now and continues until June 15, 2013)

Number of likes on YouTube………….. … 25 percent
(counting starts now and continues until June 15, 2013)

Judges scores ……………………….……..… 50 percent based on:

  • Creativity and entertainment factor
  • Economic content
  • Catchiness of tune
  • Story telling
  • Quality of visuals

5. The contest is open to high school, college, or graduate students. You can work with as many students or friends as you like, but each entry must have a team
leader who is an enrolled student, has a U.S. Social Security number, and has the ability to work in the United States. Prizes will be mailed to your leader.
Decision on how to split the prize is up to the winners, so we suggest that your team comes up with an agreement in advance about how to divide the prize.

6. All entries must be uploaded on and must not violate any policies stipulated by YouTube. On YouTube, it must have the description of the video,

“This video is for the ‘Economics Music Video Contest’ sponsored by Fayetteville State University’s Hackley Endowment. We are students at (Insert Name Here) under Professor (Insert Name Here).

Once the video has been uploaded, e-mail Dr. Edward Stringham at and be sure to CC his assistant, Maria Taro, at to let them know about your entry, the leader of the team, and the name of your school.

7. View all entries on YouTube and Facebook.



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