ACT’s new video contest is calling on students to tell their friends why they should take the ACT. Winning entries could win thousands of dollars in scholarship money.

The contest encourages students to think creatively as they make plans to attend college. Participants must be U.S. high school students who plan to apply for admission to a U.S. two-year or four-year institution in 2012 or 2013.

The top 10 videos will appear on the ACT student website where students from across the country will have the chance to vote on their favorites. The student with the winning video will receive a $5,000 scholarship to the college of his or her choice and the winning video will be featured on the ACT website. Second- and third-place winners will receive $2,500 and $1,000 scholarships, while others finishing in the top 10 will receive $500 scholarships.

Winners will be selected based on creativity, visual appeal and overall impact. Important contest dates and deadlines:

  • Submissions are due by Sept. 11, 2011.
  • Online voting: Sept. 26 – Oct. 9, 2011
  • Winners announced: Oct. 10

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