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Video Contest

Produce a video about your experiences abroad! Record from an iPhone, GoPro or Video Camera.
To win, contestants must follow all rules and regulations. ISA will select a winner from each of the three categories, as well as a Grand Prize Winner.

One Grand prize winner of a $200 Visa gift card

Three Category winners of a $50 Visa gift card per category

All winners will also be announced on the ISA website after the selection date. All participants are only eligible to win one prize per contest


I'm with ISA!ISA activities and/or excursions, students holding the ISA logo, ISA office & staff

Nature's BeautyLandscapes, panoramic views and outdoor activities

Tiny Travel StoryA Short (15 - 30 seconds), Instagram style videos which highlight "a day in the life" of study abroad. Think: home movies, documentaries, slice of life

Ready to Submit?

Judging Criteria: The submission must be well-produced and edited. The images, font and music selection should have a unified theme. Following the prompts, the video will use still images, video, texts and music to convey a clear and coherent message. An exceptional video will combine all elements to evoke emotion in the viewer. Video resolution must be at least 720p.

  • The video must follow the duration requirements listed above (1-3 minutes for full-length, 15-30 seconds from Tiny Travel Story) and follow one of the prompts.
  • You can submit a video for as many categories as you would like, but can only win one category.
  • Completed work will be uploaded to the ISA Student Portal.
  • An entry form and waiver for each person featured must be included in the video submission.
  • Any video that incorporates the ISA logo, facilities and/or staff cannot be used for any other purpose than a submission to the ISA Video Contest.
  • All submissions will become the property of ISA and may be featured on the website or in marketing material.
  • Video submissions cannot be featured in any other promotional campaign.
  • The video cannot be publicly displayed through any means and cannot violate privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights.
  • The video cannot contain any inappropriate behavior, unlawful activity, drinking, nudity or swearing.
  • All music must be used legally. You can create your own music, get written permission from the artist or sample free music from any of these websites:
Incompetech: Donation based, free music
Danosong: Pay what you feel is fair
Mobygratis: Free music for non-commercial films
Jamendo: Creative Commons Music - Video cannot exceed 1 GB

As always, our team is ready to help answer any questions you have. Send your questions to Or give us a call. We can't wait to see your footage!

Submission Deadline: January 10, 2019. Winners will be announced early February.

Disclaimer: By submitting your videos to the contest, you release all materials to be used by ISA and its study abroad affiliates exclusively for promotional reasons. This includes, but is not limited to print, video and digital mediums. All videos will be credited to you when used if possible. If videos are found to not have been taken by an ISA student, they will automatically be disqualified from the contest.

How to Submit?

  1. Save entry as "Name_Title_Category_City_Term"
  2. Log in to the ISA Student Portal *
  3. Click the "Video Contest" button on the left and follow the prompts
  4. Complete a copy of ISA Copyright Permission Form and the ISA Waiver Release Form
  5. Video submissions will be considered complete with the following: Uploaded video, completed ISA Copyright Permission Form and completed ISA Waiver Release Form
Questions? Email

Past Winners Youtube Playlist.