Win $300 for a Cause of Your Choice!

Trying to make money for DM? Want to make a donation to a cause you are passionate about? The Viewer’s Choice and Inspire’s Choice video winners will each be awarded $300 to put towards a cause of their choice! Start filming; we can’t wait to see your submissions!

Remember, all video submissions should answer the question, “What inspires you?”

How to Submit Your Video Entry

#1.) Answer the question: “What inspires you?” and make a short film about it by yourself or with a group of friends. Your video should be less than 5 minutes in duration, but still long enough to answer the question.

#2.) Upload the video to Vimeo and email us your awesome video link at

#3.) Come to the Inspire Awards on February 27th at 7:30 PM in Harris Hall to see if your entry won! Good luck!


Right Now = We are currently accepting video submissions!

February 24th @ 11:59 PM = Window for entry submissions closes

February 27th @ 7:30 PM = Inspire Awards Ceremony

What is Inspire Media? And what is an Inspire Award?

Inspire Media is a student-led organization focused on the expansion and advancement of socially-conscious media. Inspire Media has 3 objectives: To CREATE, FUND, and SHARE socially-conscious media in order to engage individuals in thoughtful dialogue. Inspire Media firmly believes in the power of socially-conscious media to act as a catalyst for positive change. Of course, true to its name, Inspire Media also sets out to foster an environment of creativity on and beyond the Northwestern Campus.

For this year’s winter event, Inspire Media wants Northwestern students to answer the question “What inspires you?” by filming a brief 3 to 5 minute video short. Though it is a three word question, it is incredibly open-ended, allowing individuals to truly explore the many different facets of inspiration. The Inspire Awards (held on February 27th) will award students based upon the creativity of their videos. There will be one “Inspire’s Choice” Award presented to the video short that is selected by our Executive Board. The “Viewer’s Choice” Award will be given to the video short that receives the most votes on Facebook. Stay tuned for more details to come!