Social Science Video Contest

An image of a light blue movie projector with two white reels, on a royal blue background, is shining yellow light onto a royal blue head figure that's filled with small images of an orange telescope, yellow globe, white light bulb, light blue heart, yellow, orange and blue figures, light blue and white earth and yellow star with a light blue circle in the center.

Key Dates and Deadlines
March 26, 2024
Video submission deadline
March 26, 2024 by 11:59 p.m. ET
Winners must be able to attend Social Science Hour - April 12, 2024
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

The Spring 2024 Contest

Beyond Likes and Shares:  Analyzing the Real Impact of Social Media

In today's hyperconnected world, social media has become an indispensable part of our lives, weaving itself into the fabric of our interactions, identities, and experiences. This video contest invites you to explore the social science perspective on social media, delving into its multifaceted influence on individuals and society.

Investigate the profound influence of social media from a social science perspective within a 4-6-minute video. Uncover the diverse ways in which social media molds our behaviors, emotions, relationships, and societal norms. Examine both the advantageous and adverse effects, enhancing your narrative with compelling visuals to illuminate crucial themes and deepen comprehension. 

Topics to Consider

Examine how social media affects our emotions, self-esteem, or mental health.

Consider the sociological impact of social media on individual and collective behavior, which can include a critical examination of changes in communication patterns, identity construction, social networks, influence and persuasion, activism and social movements, privacy and surveillance, and digital inequalities and their implications for the broader society.

Assess the economic implications of social media, including its influence on consumer behavior, market trends, and job creation.

Analyzing the political science aspects of social media and its profound impact on political discourse, activism, and governance.

In what ways has social media transformed the educational landscape, both positively and negatively, and how can educators effectively leverage its potential to enhance teaching and learning?

Enter Contest

Review contest details including requirements for submissions, judging criteria, and the evaluation process in the Canvas course.

Please note: You will need your Canvas password to access the Canvas course.

Intellectual Property

Up to three winners will be posted on our "Hall of Fame Winners" on our Seminole State social science webpage and newsletter and may even be announced publicly on the Seminole State website. Videos may be used by the Social Sciences Department or the Seminole State College community for informational, educational and/or public relations purposes, as determined by the department. 

Awards Per Student

(Group Submissions Not Allowed)
In addition to being listed in Seminole State's Social Sciences
Hall of Fame, winners will receive:

  • First place:  $313.14 to cover tuition cost for one course ($104.38/credit)
  • Second place:  $150 to cover half the tuition cost for one course
  • Third place:  $50

Social Science Hour Event

Join us at our Spring Social Science Hour as we discover this semester's topic,  Beyond Likes and Shares:  Analyzing the Real Impact of Social Media. Come listen and participate in discussions as we explore answers from a social science perspective. 

Current video contest winners must be able to attend the event.

Hall of Fame Winners

View all the contest winners in Social Science's "Hall of Fame" and see past video contest prompts for the semi-annual contest.

Fall 2023 1st Place Winner - Catherine R. Buzby



Rebecca K. Padilla
Professor, Sociology