It’s August, which means it’s almost time to go back to school. This time we’re not bummed – it’s Back To School Month here at Outspeak! The transition back into the school year can be difficult but we’re hear to make it easier. We’re taking the month to talk about everything that goes along with the school year: campus life, mental and physical health as it relates to students, what inevitable partying does to your body, and the ugly side of university life.
Back to school can easily be a drag for students old and new. We’re here to make it less shitty. So this month we’re giving you the information you need to have a healthy student life and enough information to win those stupid undergrad arguments about religion or politics.
Because back to school is different for everyone, Outspeak wants you to get talking about everything from studying, to binge-drinking, to mental health, to how to stay woke on campus. Between the towering peaks of higher education and the crushing lows of campus life, we want to hold your hand through it all.
If you currently have a video, or are interested in creating one related to Back To School Month, send it to us via Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #BackToSchool. Or email your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your video has the opportunity to be featured on HuffPost’s massive social media pages, on Outspeak’s social media, and you have the chance to be featured in an article on HuffPost.com. For an example of how these features look, check out our recent #YourVoteYourVoice election campaign.
Please keep the following in mind for your videos:
- Make sure you’re shooting in a well-lit, non-distracted environment.
- Keep the shots well-composed and in focus.
- Keep the video short. 1-2 minutes preferred.
- Keep the video focused on one theme. People will listen if you can speak focused and passionately.
- Take a unique approach. How is this personal to you? Why is this issue in particular something you’re passionate about?
- Do not use offensive or derogatory language. If used maliciously or recklessly, your video will not be considered for circulation.