AIS International Video Challenge

Help us celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the AIS Student Chapters with the New & Improved AIS International Video Challenge.

The Challenge

Create an original video that showcases the evolution of Information Systems (IS) in Business and Society over the past 10 years. Your submission must also incorporate AIS chapter, student & graduate IS achievements, influences and involvement over this same 10-year span. Consider where IS was, where Information Systems is headed, and how AIS will continue to be a part of the future of Information Systems. Your video short should be no more than 3 minutes in length.

The best submissions will reflect your ability to express ideas and artfully convey your story. Your YouTube Video submission must exhibit excellence and be of professional quality. The style of the video can be of any genre and aesthetic. Be creative!

Be sure to connect with your alumni, sponsors, and affiliates associated with your chapter who are familiar with the history and legacy of your AIS student chapter while keeping the video global in context.

Create a video using the tools you prefer as long as the final deliverable for judging and conference presentation can be uploaded to YouTube. In addition, the raw editable project file(s) are to be uploaded to a separate link to be provided below. The video cannot be more than three minutes long. While you’re welcome to be creative and use any production techniques or presentation styles of your choice (graphics, doodles, humor, flash, animations, etc.), exemplary videos will be those of professional quality and thoughtful & meaningful content. Review the provided video links for additional guidance.

Note: No changes can be made to a submission once the competition deadline has passed.


Listed below are examples of videos reflecting various level of submission quality for your reference.

“Professional Quality” level examples:

Submission Instructions

Participants must be a current member in good standing of his/her local AIS student chapter to submit or be on a submitting team. To submit, upload your video to Make sure that you don’t make your video private, so we can access it! Complete the online submission form including the following information:

  • Link to your video
  • Names and email addresses of the team members
  • College/University that you represent
  • Brief summary of your video (no more than 150 words)
  • Your raw video file(s)

Winners must provide links to their entries uploaded to YouTube. Subject matter should be original, relevant to the challenge, and suitable for distribution.

Submit your video here at this link.

DEADLINE March 11, by 11:59 p.m. EST
Entries received after the submission deadline are disqualified and will not be accepted. 

We reserve the right to disqualify any video that is deemed inappropriate or not of the quality standard expected. Only the best of the best videos will go forward for Conference Choice Awards. We also reserve the right to not award any of the award categories should there be an insufficient number of high quality submissions.

Memorable, Compelling Narrative – Does the video immediately grab the audience’s attention and present information in a compelling, memorable fashion?25
Visual Appeal – Does the videos formatting and supporting visuals display high levels of creativity and strongly enhance the effectiveness of the presentation.25
Message Identification – Clearly identifies and describes the challenge concepts and relevant information.25
Production Value – What caliber is the video from a professional production standpoint? Is the sound, lighting, editing consistent with clarity and cohesiveness?25


  • Grand Prize “Palme d’Or” – Best in Show
  • First place
  • Second place
  • Third place
  • Conference Choice Award



Judging will occur “live” at the 2019 AIS SCLC National Conference. Guidelines for the judging are listed below. At least one representative of an entry must present to win.


By submitting a Contest entry, each Participant grants, approves, and authorizes AIS an irrevocable license to use, broadcast, webcast, podcast, link to or from, or otherwise exhibit, distribute, or display the submitted video in its original or shortened form in connection with non-commercial, educational, and outreach purposes.

Further, by submitting a Contest entry, each Participant represents and warrants that the Contest entry and all supplemental materials to the Contest entry including, but not limited to, exhibits, data, charts, and photographs, are original and the Participant’s sole creation or, if not, that the Participant has secured the required written permission from the copyright owner and that the Participant’s use of such supplemental materials does not infringe on the rights of any third parties. Each Participant shall indemnify, defend and hold AIS, its officers, directors, employees and agents, harmless from any and all actions, causes of action, claims, demands, losses, damages, expenses or liabilities of whatsoever kind and nature, including judgments, interests, and attorneys’ fees, and all other reasonable costs, expenses and charges which AIS, its officers, directors, employees and agents, or any of them, incur for any reason resulting from your performing or breaching the terms and conditions of this Contest including, but not limited to, the infringement of any rights of third parties. The terms of this provision shall survive the termination of this Contest.

In particular, at any time AIS may upload, copy, reproduce, display, or distribute the submitted video, transmit the video by telecommunication, or make the video accessible and available on the AIS website, the AIS YouTube Channel, or by any other means in connection with non-commercial, educational, and outreach purposes without further notice or compensation to the Participants.

In connection with promoting or marketing the Contest, AIS may also cut, translate, or reformat the submitted video and use, broadcast, webcast, podcast, link to or from, or otherwise exhibit, distribute, or display the resulting modified video. In particular, AIS may use the original video or parts of the original video for creating snapshots, trailers, promotion clips, or similar without further notice or compensation to the Participants.

Each Participant grants AIS the unqualified, unrestricted, worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual, and royalty-free right to use his or her name, logo, submission entries, and other distinctive identification in connection with promoting or marketing the Contest or its theme without limitation and without further notice or compensation.

AIS is under no obligation to use the videos or the Contest entries as provided herein. In particular, AIS has no obligation to post or display any submitted video or Contest entry. AIS also has the sole right to exclude any videos from consideration if such videos contain inappropriate material or content or are otherwise contrary to the mission and purpose of AIS.


Each Participant is solely responsible for obtaining from all applicable individuals, entities, or third parties any and all required rights, releases, consents, clearances, licenses, and any other authorization necessary to exploit and otherwise use their submitted video in any and all media.

Each Participant is solely responsible for the correct submission of his or her Contest entry and AIS assumes no responsibility for lost, misdirected, illegible, or unintelligible Contest entries.

The Contest is not sponsored by YouTube and Participants release YouTube from all liability related to the Contest.  For more information on YouTube’s terms and conditions see