Award of Excellence CID Video Competition: Coyote Creative Practicum

CID Video CompetitionCID’s first video competition is now over, and the judges have reviewed all the videos. As a reminder, the instructions were to answer the question “What does intercultural dialogue look like?” in 90-120 seconds, on video.

An award of excellence goes to students in the Coyote Creative Practicum, made up of Andrew Candela, Rebecca Vaca, Davis Van Egdom, Ezra Voigt, and Shiyuan Wang, all undergraduates studying Media and Journalism at the University of South Dakota. Judges praised the honest from-the-heart discussion, as well as the use of camera and editing.

Title: Chewing the Fat – Interculturally

Description: “The entry was produced by undergraduate students taking part in the Department of Media & Journalism’s Coyote Creative practicum class. The subjects in the video were minority students at the University of South Dakota (NOT the students who produced it). Their discussion was videotaped at USD’s Center for Diversity & Community on April 5, 2018. Special thanks go to Coyote Creative advisor, Todd Mechling, Instructor, Media & Journalism; Lamont Sellers, Associate Vice President for Diversity, Office of Diversity; and Marcus Destin, President, Union of African American Students, all at USD.”

There were first, second and third place winners, as well as 3 videos that merited awards of excellence. Each of these is being highlighted in a separate post, as they warrant our attention. My thanks to the judges of the competition, professionals who made time to review student videos. Thanks also to all the competitors, who took the time to really think about the question of how to show intercultural dialogue visually.

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue