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Enter the Sparky Awards video contest

sparkyStudents: make a short video to show why open access to research matters to you and win an award!

SPARC, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, has put out a call for entries to the annual Sparky Awards. Prizes in the national Sparky Awards contest include iPads, iPhones, and iPods. The deadline for entries is May 27, 2011.

Last year, UT students submitted eight entries to the Sparky Awards. The UT Libraries held a screening of local entries and awarded its own prizes. (View last year’s local entries)

Your entry to OpenUp!, the 2011 Sparky Awards contest, could be a two-minute video or audio recording expressing your support for the potential of Open Access to foster creativity, innovation, and problem solving. Open Access is free, immediate, online access to the published results of scholarly research, combined with the rights to use and re-use that scholarly work.

Visit the Sparky Awards website.

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