Adobe 1-minute video contest

Theme – Stay Healthy UofL

All of us in the UofL community have worked hard to contribute to the safety and well being of ourselves and each other during the COVID-19 pandemic.  To support these continuing efforts, the UofL Digital Media Suite (DMS) and Adobe are sponsoring a video creation contest.  For this contest, consider your role in these local and global efforts. 

This video creation contest challenges students to create a short video (60-90 seconds) that provides encouragement and/or suggestions for staying healthy, whether that is physically, emotionally, or mentally.  Think about what has helped you and those you know.

Video Editing Training

To support the creation of your video, please view this 1-hour tutorial session for using Adobe Premiere Rush (presented on Wednesday, January 27, 2021).


Premiere Rush is available to you free as a UofL student as part of our Adobe Creative Campus initiative.  Learn more about Adobe Premiere Rush now. 

Submission Form

 All submissions must be submitted through the official contest entry form.  

Video Guidelines

Video content

  • The final video should be between 60 and 90 seconds in length.  Videos shorter or longer than these amounts will not be considered.
  • All content of the video should be original/self-recorded or include evidence of legal permission to use, such as correct Creative Commons information. 

Health and safety

  • Videos must reflect the COVID-19 health and safety guidelines as described by the University of Louisville, local/state/national government. 
  • Please wear masks, practice safe social distancing, abide by all other recommended health and safety guidelines, and encourage similar behavior through these videos.

Ownership of video

  • All submissions must include a completed entry form and signed image release statement.

Contest Dates

  • Submissions must be received by 5:00 pm Eastern time on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. 
  • Judging will begin after the submission deadline.  Winners will be announced on Monday, March 8, 2021.  Announcements will be made through the Student News email and the Digital Media Suite website. 

 Eligibility and Judging

All current students of the University of Louisville are eligible. 

Videos will be considered for their sincerity, creativity, and innovation.  Judges may disqualify any video that contains any of the following content:

  • Racist, sexist, insulting, or other socially biased content
  • Inaccurate or unsupported accusations against individuals or organizations
  • Abusive, aggressive, slanderous, vulgar, or inappropriate content
  • Content that demonstrates or encourages illegal, dangerous, or life-threatening behavior
  • Commercial or other endorsements
  • Copyrighted materials used without approval or correct licensing

By entering the contest, participants agree to abide by the rules and regulations.


Adobe is providing several prizes for the first and second place winners of the contest.  More information will be available here.  Winners will be notified by email. 

All videos meeting eligibility requirements will be hosted on the Digital Media Suite’s website for viewing.  Winners will be recognized on the DMS website.