Virtual Video Competition

What is the Future of Information Systems?

As an AIS Student Chapter member, you most likely get to hear from industry leaders and your professors on trends in IS. Now here’s your chance to tell everyone else by creating a short (less than 5 minute) video on the future of information systems?

  • Task

    • Create a video on the future trends of IS.
    • The video can be no more than 5 minutes in length.
    • You must submit your completed video via and complete the submission form by the contest deadline.
    • Once your video is submitted to the competition, you may not go back and make any changes to the video after the competition deadline.
  • Submission Instructions

    • Upload your video to (make sure that you don’t make your video private so we can access it!)
    • Complete the online submission form which includes the:
      • link to your video
      • names and email addresses of the team members
      • university/college that you represent
      • brief summary of your video (no more than 150 words)
  • Timeline

    • All submission forms including url of completed videos, must be must be received by March 1, 2017.
    • Finalists will be announced on or around March 14, 2017.
    • The winner will be revealed at the Student Chapters Leadership Conference between April 13-15, 2017 (need not be present to win).
  • Prizes

    First place: $500

    Second place: $250

    Third place: $100

Helpful Hints

  • Grab the viewer from the first 3-5 seconds of the video. When you’re at a computer, the next option is just a quarter second away. Don’t let the viewer get away by having long introductions or black screens. Think of the best movies that you have seen…the action starts right away!
  • Production values are important, but less important than the “interesting” factor of the video. A good idea done in a mediocre manner is better than a boring idea done well.
  • Title of the video is really important, but often depends on the content and where you expect to find your audience. Strictly informational videos have lengthier titles that seem more authoritative. Infotainment titles have a lot more humor inflected in them.
  • Lists are good for infotainment; viewers know what to expect. Most interesting fact should be presented first in order to keep the audience hooked!
  • Find the most intriguing/awe-inspiring facts and information; make it memorable and shareable. The best facts might be surprising to the viewer and/or trigger an emotional response.
  • Don’t try too hard to be hip or cool. People generally see through that. This is especially true when you are focusing on a younger audience.
  • Look for similar videos on the Internet. This will help you as you create your video!


Entertainment Value – Does the video grab your attention? Does it hold your attention throughout? How interesting did you find the video to be overall?20
Information Value – Does the video convey valuable information to the viewer? Is the information accurate to your knowledge? Does the information conveyed support the message of the video? Was the information presented effectively?20
Message – Does the video deliver a convincing message as to what the future trends may be?50
Production Value – How well done is the video from a production sense? Do they add any production elements outside of just straight video?10


  • Review blogs and tech websites for future predictions.
  • Speak to your fellow chapter members and your faculty advisor to get their perspectives.
  • YouTube has a huge number of videos for other organizations in computing. Use them for inspiration!