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Free Range Video Contest
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Music is the universal language of mankind.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Music is inexorably intertwined with human culture. It has the power to bring people together and is often used as a symbol or portrayal of a specific cultural group. We invite you to join us in celebrating the 225th Anniversary of the University of Tennessee through song in the

Free Range Video Contest: UT In Song


Video requirements

To celebrate UT, participants will create a music video in one of 3 categories:

  • All Vol – use a known UT song such as the Tennessee Waltz or the Alma Mater as the inspiration and create your original video for the song.
  • Weird Al – create your own UT themed lyrics and video to a song of your choice.
  • Original – create an original song and music video celebrating UT.

In addition to selecting a song category, videos must include:

Participation Guidelines

Participation is open to all currently enrolled UTK students. Video submissions may be made individually or in teams up to 6. All team members must register for the contest. Once you are registered, details about submitting your video will be provided to you.

Need access to equipment or software to make your video? The Studio in Hodges Library provides media production equipment, spaces, and expertise. You may checkout cameras, mics, and more from the Equipment Desk in the Commons South.

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Contest Timeline

  • Fall semester – register & work on videos
  • Feb 10, 2020 – submissions due
  • Mar 4, 2020 – screening & awards night

Questions? Contact The Studio
235 Hodges Library – studio@nullutk.edu – (865) 974-6396

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