Monday, October 6, 2008
The Panhellenic Council here at Boston University is the governing body over all of the sororities recognized on campus. They recently received a grant from a private donor who has privileged the Greek community with the opportunity to implement a project to involve our campus in the election. Since last summer’s presidential debates, the internet, especially YouTube, has played a significant role with the involvement of younger generations in the 2008 presidential election; even leading to an entire presidential debate fielded with questions from YouTube videos.
The Panhellenic Council has therefore decided to organize a YouTube competition on campus to encourage BU students to become involved in the election through means that are relevant to today’s technologically savvy students. Beginning today and lasting through Tuesday, October 14th, students are invited to make 30 to 45 second videos addressing one or more of the following topics:
o Why it is important to vote
o How to register to vote
o How to receive an absentee ballot
Videos must be sent to GoVoteNow@gmail.com no later than October 14th. A panel will review the videos to ensure appropriate content and that they do not favor a specific political agenda. The videos will then be posted on the GoVoteNow channel on YouTube by October 15th.
The video that receives the most views, or hits, between October 15th and Election Day on November 4th will be awarded a cash prize of $1,000 on behalf of the Greek Community at Boston University.
Please email the president of the Panhellenic Council, Lauren, at GoVoteNow@gmail.com should you have any questions.