Do you have what it takes to go viral? 

Create a video about why you’re excited about the 2019 LSA Summer Institute! 
Get the most likes, highlight the Institute theme and/or Year of Indigenous Languages

and win a one-year LSA membership!

Winner will be announced at the Institute Opening Ceremony on June 24, 2019. 

The details: 
  • Videos need to be emailed to our ‘Box’ account for us to review
  • We will post your videos to the Institute Facebook page ( and Twitter account (
  • Winner is chosen via # of likes and how well they highlight the Institute theme “Linguistics in the Digital Era” and/or the Year of Indigenous Languages
  • Submit your videos before June 1st
  • To be eligible, you must be registered for the Institute before the competition deadline (June 1st)
  • Watch out for the official viral video challenge hashtag #lingstitute2019VVC on Twitter.

How to send in your video!

  • Save your video with your first and last name (e.g.,
  • Send your video (.mov or .mp4) as an email attachment to:



After you send the email with your submission, you will receive a confirmation email that your movie has been uploaded! Note that it may take a couple of minutes for the upload process. 



If you have any questions about the process, please contact us at