Ag Econ Difference Maker Competition

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AG ECON DIFFERENCE MAKER

SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION

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AG ECON DIFFERENCE MAKER

SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION

Share your vision of how you can make a difference.

Create a short video to showcase your vision of how economics, your intended degree or your experience can make a positive impact on an agricultural or environmental issue facing your family, community, state or the world.

Multiple winners will be selected. Open through March 30, 2021. See complete rules and details below.

Complete the entry form at the bottom of the page.

Competition is open to all individuals in the following categories:

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Incoming Freshmen or Transfer Students majoring in Agricultural Economics or Agribusiness at UNL

Create a 2-3-minute video based on one of the following:

  • Explore how economics can be used to address an agricultural issue facing your family, community, state, nation and/or the world.
  • Explain why you would enjoy a career that is available with a degree in Agribusiness or Agricultural Economics and how you could make a difference in your family, community, state, nation and/or the world with that career.
  • Explain how your past experiences (e.g., mentor, job, class, job shadow) have inspired you to pursue a career in agribusiness or agricultural economics.
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Incoming Freshmen or Transfer Students majoring in Natural Resources and Environmental Economics at UNL

Create a 2-3-minute video based on one of the following:

  • Explore how economics can be used to address an environmental issue facing your family, community, state, nation and/or the world.
  • Explain why you would enjoy a career that is available with a degree in Natural Resources and Environmental Economics and how you could make a difference in your family, community, state, nation and/or the world with that career.
  • Explain how your past experiences (e.g., mentor, job, class, job shadow) have inspired you to pursue a career in Natural Resources and Environmental Economics.
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Current UNL students majoring in Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness or Natural Resources and Environmental Economics

Create a 2-3-minute video explaining how a college related experience (e.g., club activity, internship, job shadow experience, and/or a class in the Department of Agricultural Economics) has assisted and inspired you to pursue a career associated with Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, or Natural Resources and Environmental Economics.

What Should Your Video Include?

Your submission may utilize any production techniques and artistic composition as long as it is no longer than 3 minutes, is on topic, complies to the rules, and is appropriate. A submission may not contain offensive, libelous, sexually explicit, disparaging or other inappropriate content and may not defame or otherwise violate the rights, copyrights, trademarks, or rights of publicity, privacy, or reputation of any third party. A submission may not contain any material to promote sale of a product or service.

To submit a video, entrants must complete the online entry form and submit their video file.

The competition will close at the end of the day on March 30, 2021, U.S. Central Standard Time. All entries must be received prior to the closing date and time in order to be considered.

Submission Rules

Submissions will be accepted from all eligible individuals. Each entrant is solely responsible for the information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, tags, and other materials included in the submission, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted.

A submission must be original and the entrant must (1) hold all necessary rights to all the materials, images, videos, graphics and information in the submission or (2) have permission from the holder of such rights, or (3) the materials, images, videos, graphics and information in the submission must be in the public domain.

Employees of the University of Nebraska and their immediate families or those living in the same household as a University of Nebraska employee are not eligible to enter this competition.

How to Enter

Each individual contest participant is restricted to one submission only. Entrants must fill out all required fields on the entry form and submit a video. After submitting the application, the entrant will be notified via email.

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Up to 10 "Difference Maker" Winners Will Receive:

A $6,000 "Difference Maker” scholarship for the 2021-2022 academic year ($3,000 per semester).

To receive a “Difference Maker” scholarship, you must be enrolled full time in an Agricultural Economics degree program at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln for the 2021-22 academic year.

Winners will be selected based on videos judged on:

  • Creativity in the content selection and presentation.
  • Effectiveness in highlighting how your education and experience will assist you in pursuing a career path associated with Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness or Natural Resources and Environmental Economics, and/or help you address a related issue facing your family, community, state, nation or world.
  • Overall presentation quality.

Submissions will be judged by a panel including personnel in the Department of Agricultural Economics. Members of the judging panel will consider the above criteria in making their selections. The decisions of the judges are final and incontestable.

Additional Requirements and Disclaimers

By entering this competition, each individual entrant (and for individuals under 19 years old, the individual’s parent or guardian) grants the University of Nebraska (UNL) a worldwide nonexclusive, royalty-free, transferable license to use the video, or any portion thereof, for UNL purposes, and grants UNL a world-wide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable license to use the entrants’ names, likenesses, photographs, voices, sounds and/or biographical information for advertising, publicity, and promotional purposes.

If selected as a winner, each individual (and for individuals under 19 years old, the individual’s parent or guardian) hereby agrees to irrevocably grant and assign exclusively to UNL all rights, including copyright interests in the videos, under all laws, treaties and conventions throughout the world, in all forms, languages and media, now or hereafter known or developed without limitation. Use, publication, or dissemination by winners of their respective video may be permitted at the discretion of UNL, as approved in writing in advance by UNL.

Submitting a video to this competition does not guarantee that the submission will be displayed or used by UNL.

Use by UNL of a submission does not necessarily reflect the views of UNL, and in no event shall UNL assume or have any responsibility or liability for any submission, in whole or in part, or for any claims, damages, or losses resulting from the use and/or appearance of any submission or the contents thereof.

UNL reserves the right to refuse any submission in its sole discretion. UNL also reserves the right at any time during the competition to remove or disqualify any submission when it believes in its sole discretion that the entrant has: (i) infringed any third party's copyright; (ii) failed to comply with these Terms and Conditions; or (iii) failed to obtain the necessary consents as set out in these terms and conditions.

Video platforms (TikTok, YouTube, etc.)  are not affiliated in any way with UNL, and UNL does not assume any responsibility or liability for an entrant’s participation in or use of any third-party website.

UNL shall not be liable for any claims, costs, liabilities, damages, expenses, and losses arising out of (i) UNL's use of the submission; (ii) the entrant's participation in the competition; (iii) technical failures of any kind including but not limited to problems or delays arising from software or equipment malfunctions or computer viruses; and (iv) any events outside UNL's reasonable control.

By entering this competition, each individual entrant (and for individuals under 19 years old, the individual’s parent or guardian) represents and warrants that: (i) the individual is the sole author, creator, and owner of the submission; (ii) except for material used by permission, none of the intellectual property rights in the Submission, or any portion thereof, has been assigned or transferred to anyone that is not the entrant; (iii) the submission, through its creation and its submission as an entry, does not violate any applicable laws; (iv) the Submission, through its creation and its submission as an entry, does not infringe upon or violate intellectual property rights held by any third person or party; and (v) individual entrants will abide by and are in compliance with all intellectual property protection requirements of YouTube.

Any entrant who supplies false information, enters the Change Maker Competition Video Contest by fraudulent means, or is otherwise determined to be in violation of the eligibility criteria or terms of the Change Maker Competition Video Contest shall be ineligible for any prize and shall be required to forfeit any prize obtained based on such information or means.

By entering a submission in the contest, each individual entrant (and for individuals under 19 years old, the individual’s parent or guardian) agrees to comply with and be bound by the official rules and decisions of UNL.

All references to UNL contained herein refer to the Department of Agricultural Economics on behalf of the University of Nebraska.

Winners will be notified in writing via email by April 30, 2021.

This Contest is void where prohibited. The Contest shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Nebraska.

Questions? Email Rosalee Swartz at rswartz1@unl.edu or Jon Recker at jrecker3@unl.edu.

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