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Student Holiday Photo and Video Contest Winners

Posted on: November 23rd, 2015 by

IU South Bend students Shail Bhagat and Hannah Van were selected as the winners of the #Yes2IUSB Student Holiday Photo and Video Contest. In honor of Thanksgiving, IU South Bend wanted to express gratitude to our students by giving away Beats by Dre headphones to two students.Hannah VanShail

Students entered for a chance to win by submitting a photo or video describing their favorite aspects of being an IU South Bend student: favorite professor, campus activities, traditions, etc. Entries were posted on social media with the hashtag #Yes2IUSB. Students, faculty, staff, and the public were able to vote for their favorites on Facebook–the photo and video with the most Facebook “Likes” won the prizes.


Shail Bhagat: “#Yes2IUSB. The best part of being a student at IUSB is the feeling of community we have on our campus. This photo is from the event organized by Honor’s club of Cleaning with Meaning where we cleaned the river. As you can see my friends lifting me up. Hey there!! This sense of friendship and community makes me want to stay at IUSB even though my parents live in New Jersey”

Sophomore Shail Bhagat, winner of the photo category, submitted a photo of himself with his fellow Honors Club members at the Cleaning with Meaning, where they cleaned the St. Joseph River. It received 335 total votes.

Junior Hannah Van, winner of the video category, submitted a video in which she interviewed fellow students about how IU South Bend professors have made their college experience a positive one. It received 380 total votes.

Hannah Van’s Competition Video (final) from Chris Kennedy on Vimeo.

In addition to awarding the Beats by Dre headphones to the photo and video submission with the most votes, all participants were given IU South Bend Titans ornaments. Please see below for all of the #Yes2IUSB Student Holiday Photo and Video Contest entries or visit: https://storify.com/IUSouthBend/yes2iusb


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