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Aspen Capital eScholarship Competition

20 Winona State students will win $1,000 scholarships.

Aspen Capital, in partnership with Winona State University, provides the latest mobile devices and technology to Winona State Students.

Attention all rising YouTubers, budding digital photographers and artists both visual and aural: Aspen Capital and Winona State want to give 20 WSU students $1,000!

Okay, you will have to earn the scholarship, but the method to earn it is fun, interesting and will make use of your favorite skills.

Students can submit entries to any of these four exciting categories:

  • Digital Photography
  • Laptop Cover Skin
  • eFlick (short video/commercial)
  • Jingle (short audio commercial)

Enter as many times as you wish although you may only win one scholarship.

Note: eScholarship information may also be found in the WSU Technology Base Wiki.


What is this year’s theme?

This year’s theme is RESILIENCE.
• Resilience is the ability to adapt well and grow when faced with adversity or difficulty. It can be displayed by materials that don't break under pressure, but instead bend or flex. It is shown by strong communities that are inclusive, sustainable, courageous and able to learn and grow from conflict.
• For more information about Resilience please go to the WSU Resilience Web Site. Here, you can learn more about what it is and get ideas for your eScholarship entries.

 

Who is eligible?

Part-time or full-time students in the eWarrior Digital Life & Learning Program are eligible. (Hint: if you have a WSU laptop and tablet, you are enrolled in eWarrior.) Teams are encouraged to participate!

When are applications due?

Entries must be submitted by midnight, Friday, January 25, 2019.

Online Submission Information

You must use the WSU Foundations Scholarship form to submit your entries for events:
  • Laptop Cover Skin Competition
  • Jingle Competition
  • eFlick Competition
  • Digital Photography
For more information on submitting your entry go to eWarrior Aspen Capital eScholarship

Remember to attach your entry! Entries can be submitted at any time up until January 25, 2019.

Submission: eFlick Competition Only

  • All entrees must be submitted via YouTube. If you do not have a YouTube account, please create one for this competition.
  • Make sure your video on YouTube can be viewed by the Public.

 

Aspen Capital has partnered with Winona State University’s eWarrior Digital Life and Learning Program since 2000, providing WSU students with the latest laptops and tablets. As part of Aspen Capital’s commitment to WSU students, the eWarrior scholarship competition was created, awarding one $1000 scholarship the first year.

For the 2018-19 scholarship competition, Aspen Capital has generously donated $20,000, enabling us to provide 20 students or clubs with $1000 scholarships.

How are Scholarship Winners Chosen?

Winner(s) in each category will receive a $1000 scholarship provided by Aspen Capital. Winners will be announced in the beginning of February. The number of scholarships given in each category depends upon the number of entries. A total of 17 will be awarded.

Digital Photography and Laptop Cover Skin projects will be judged on:

  • Creativity – 40 points (40%)
  • Visual appeal/photographic quality – 30 points (30%)
  • Represents WSU – 30 points (30%)

eFlick and Jingle projects will be judged on:

  • Use of the eWarrior theme – 20 points (20%)
  • Overall impact (inspiring, persuasive, informational) – 20 points (20%)
  • Creativity – 20 points (20%)
  • Memorable content and delivery – 20 points (20%)
  • Clear message – 20 points (20%)

Who chooses the scholarship winners?

The WSU eWarrior Digital Life & Learning Scholarship Committee includes representatives from WSU and Aspen Capital. 

What are the rules?

    • Must be a WSU student that is participating in the eWarrior: Digital Life & Learning Program.
    • Deadline: All entrees must be submitted by Friday, January 25, 2019.
    • Only entries that are 100% original will be considered.
    • Entry must follow this year's theme: Resilience.
    • Only entries that follow exact guidelines will be considered.
    • All entries must be created/edited on WSU devices (laptop, tablet). The only exception is for the Photography and eFlick events in which you may use your phone to take the photo or video.
    • Technology: Must use WSU supported software or software that is freely accessible by all.
    • You may submit as many entries as you wish but you will only be eligible to win one scholarship.
    • Scholarships are awarded to single winners or all participants on a winning team.
    • Teams may be used for the eFlick and Jingle competitions only.
    • You may have up to four people on a team for the eFlick Competition.
    • You may have up to two people on a team for Jingles Competition.
    • Scholarships will be awarded for Spring 2019.
    • You will be required to attend a luncheon with your benefactor. Casual dress will be the attire.
    • Laptop/Tablet questions and software training available to all students at the e-Warrior Digital Learning Commons in Library 105. Please email dlc@winona.edu to arrange for an appointment. Walk-in's accepted depending upon availability of staff.

    Disclaimer

    By submitting an entry, I guarantee that the content of my entry is free of any copyright restriction and agree to provide WSU with copies of any copyright releases I have acquired, should they be requested. Winona State University cannot be held responsible for any consequences resulting from possible copyright violation. I agree to defend and indemnify the University and/or the University’s licensees and assignees and hold them harmless against all claims, suits, costs losses, damages, and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees, that the

    University and/or the University’s licensees and assignees may sustain by reason of any unlawful matter contained in the program. WSU also reserves the right to use submissions to the e-Competition, in whole or in part, for future promotion and demonstration. 

    What if I don’t know how to create a video or use the software needed for my project?

    The Digital Learning Commons (DLC) offers support to help you get the most out of the programs and apps on your laptop and tablet. The DLC is located in Krueger Library 105.

    Specifications for Digital Photography entries

    Take a photo with your tablet or phone.

    • Format: *.jpg or *.png
    • Size: 8”x10”, 300 dpi
    • Editing: Must use a WSU tablet or your phone to take the picture. If you do not have a WSU tablet you can rent one in Somsen 207. Editing may be done on your WSU laptop, WSU tablet or your phone. You may use any application to enhance your photo that is freely accessible to all WSU students.

    Specifications for Laptop Cover Skin Entries

    Use your creativity and imagination to design a laptop cover that the eWarrior Digital Life and Learning Program might use in the future; covers are removable vinyl “skins” for protecting and customizing laptops. For more information about laptop covers see www.skinit.com. Use an original, customized photograph or design your own image using any application that is available on your tablet or laptop or freely accessible to all.

    • Format: *.jpg
    • Size: 13”x9”
    • Editing: Creating and editing may be done on your WSU laptop or tablet. You may use any application to enhance your photo that is freely accessible to all WSU students.
    • Logo: Include the official WSU logo in the design; the logo must be 1”x1” or larger. Review logo standards and download an approved logo.
    • Color: If you use purple in your design, you must use the official WSU color -
      • Pantone Violet
      • Hex #408A1
      • R: 75, G: 8, B: 161
      • C: 92, Y: 0, M: 98, K: 0  
    • Images: WSU images can be found on the “eWarrior Laptop Cover Skin Design Competition” Wiki page under Image Gallery and Color Information. These are optional for use in your design.

    Specifications for eFlick entries

    Create a 30 or 60 second video/commercial using the video camera on your WSU tablet or phone. Edit the video on your WSU laptop or tablet and publish it to YouTube. If you do not have a YouTube account, please create one for this competition. Make sure your YouTube video has a “Public” privacy setting.

    If you work as a team and win, each of you would receive a $1000 scholarship - up to four on a team.

    • Format: YouTube video created with WSU supported software or software that is freely accessible to all.
    • Length: 30 seconds or 60 seconds
    • Tone: Nothing dark, no swearing or vulgarity.

    Specifications for Jingle entries

    Use your WSU tablet, laptop or your phone to create a radio commercial with singing, limericks, talking, music, effects to show off your creativity.

    If you work as a team and win each of you would receive a scholarship - up to two on a team.

    • Format: MP3 created with WSU supported software or software that is freely accessible to all, e.g. GarageBand, Audacity
    • Length: 30 seconds or 60 seconds
    • Tone: Nothing dark, no swearing or vulgarity. 

    Check out the projects submitted by past eWarrior Aspen Capital scholarship winners, as well as some of the honorable mention projects.

    2017-2018

    2016-2017

    2015-2016

    2014-2015

    2013-2014

    2012-2013

    2011-2012

    2010