Thursday, February 7, 2013

Music Video Contest for Students!

The L. V. Hackley Endowment for the Study of Capitalism and Free Enterprise at Fayetteville State University has announced their Economics Music Video Contest. The contest is open to high school, college, and graduate students and features a prize of $2,500!  Here is the statement from Ed Stringham, Hackley Distinguished Professor for the Study of Capitalism and Free Enterprise:

Dear Fellow Scholars,

Eighteen years ago I was in Walter Block's class and he said that economists will always have a disadvantage to critics of markets who have a bunch of catchy folk songs.

To counter that I created a music video contest and this year's theme is "Economic value is subjective." 

The winners get $2,500 and the professor of the winning entry gets $500. Tell your classes! Entries are due May 15, 2013.

Assign it as a new assignment (I do and get some great videos that mention Carl Menger), as an alternative to an existing assignment like a paper, or as extra credit assignment. Let them know that if they place as a finalist they will get even more extra credit. 

Full details about the contest are here:
To see the current entries click here:

Regards,
Ed

Edward Peter Stringham, Ph.D.
L.V. Hackley Distinguished Professor for the Study of Capitalism and Free Enterprise
School of Business and Economics
Fayetteville State University
1200 Murchison Road
Fayetteville, NC 28301

1 comment:

  1. There is another contest started “Ideas with Legs”, 30 second video can win over 10k in prizes: http://goo.gl/36wU7 you can attend.

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