Contest Rules

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

2.  This contest begins on Friday, December 20, 2013 and ends on Friday, December 12, 2014. Entries are due on December 12, 2014 at 5:00 pm EST.

3.  You are free to use any existing song and add your own lyrics to that song. Upload the video on YouTube, email 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 December 12, 2014)

Number of likes on YouTube ————————————— 25 percent
(counting starts now and continues until December 12, 2014)

Judges scores —————————————————  50 percent based on the following criteria:

  • 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 distribute 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:

   “Entry for the ‘Economics Music Video Contest: Markets Promote Peace’ by Fayetteville State University’s Hackley Endowment. We are students at (Insert Name of School/University Here) under Professor (Insert Name Here).”

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7.  When you are finished making the video, let us know your name and the link to your video by filling out this form:

8.  View all entries on YouTube and Facebook.



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