First Prize Includes Summer Arts Institute, Film Festival Acceptance
The Oklahoma Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain announces its second annual “3-Minute Video Contest” leading up to the 2015 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute (OSAI). The first place winner receives automatic acceptance into the 2015 film & video program at OSAI, acceptance into the 2015 deadCENTER Film Festival, and a $150 Amazon gift certificate. First and second runners-up receive Amazon gift certificates.
High school students have one week to create a 3-minute video, using any technology, including video-capable cell phones. There is no fee to participate, and no technical experience is necessary. Contest details are available at www.oaiquartz.org/videocontest, but students must wait to create their submissions until specific line of dialogue and object/prop requirements are released on Monday, January 19. Once complete, students upload their videos to any video-sharing website and submit an application. The application deadline is noon on January 26. Winners will be announced on February 4.
Only students who have not previously been accepted to OSAI are eligible. All contestants have the option to use their contest submissions to apply for the 2015 OSAI film & video program, and will be awarded fee waivers for their film & video auditions.
The Oklahoma Arts Institute is currently accepting online applications and scheduling auditions for OSAI. Held June 13 – 28, OSAI is taught by nationally renowned artists and offers instruction in acting, chorus, creative writing, ballet, drawing & painting, film & video, modern dance, orchestra, and photography. Every accepted student automatically receives a full scholarship to the program, worth over $2,500. Auditions occur January through early March at locations across the state.
To attend OSAI, applicants must be enrolled in an Oklahoma public school, private school, or home-school program and must be at least 15 years old by September 1, 2015. Graduating seniors are eligible. For more information about OSAI, including audition requirements and audition scheduling, visit www.oaiquartz.org.
The Oklahoma Arts Institute is a private, non-profit organization with a mission to provide exceptional multidisciplinary arts experiences that develop individual talent and inspire a lifelong passion for the arts. Founded in 1977, OAI administers programs for youths, adults, and educators at the Quartz Mountain Arts and Conference Center in southwest Oklahoma.