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The Vinny Prize

Calling all filmmakers, animators, and designers! The Division of Mission and Ministry is sponsoring a university-wide student competition for creative content that explores how career paths and academic pursuits can intersect with a deeper sense of purpose. Through strong visual storytelling, the goal is to inspire our student body, faculty and staff with the diversity of ways in which we can align our work with meaningful and impactful endeavors.

Example themes: sustainable business, ethical fashion, student activism, socially conscious storytelling, service-oriented science, community centered design, social entrepreneurship.

Ideal video content length is 2-5 minutes, not to exceed 7 minutes.
  • Documentary Shorts
  • Narrative Shorts
  • Whiteboards
  • Animations
  • Games
  • Vlogs

The Prizes

Knowing that it takes a considerable amount of time to create high quality content, OMV will offer prizes to the top three contestants (or teams):

  1. First Prize wi​ll be $3,000
  2. Second Prize will be $2,000
  3. Third Prize will be $1,000

Submissions for The Vinny Prize are now being accepted. Click here to submit your work.

Submission Deadline: May 1, 2018.

Winners will be announced at the Premiere Film Festival on Friday, June 1, 2018.

2017 Winners

The theme of the 2017 Vinny Prize was focused on our Vincentian heritage. This year's theme explores individuals or groups intersecting academics, careers with a greater sense of purpose.