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 and win a one-year LSA membership!

Competition Details

  • Submitting your video:
    • Save your video with your first and last name in the file name (e.g.,
    • Email it to the Institute Box account:
    • You will receive a confirmation email (see image below) that your movie has been uploaded! Note that it may take a couple of minutes for the upload process. 

  • Choosing a winner:
    • Videos will be posted to the Institute Facebook page ( and Twitter account (
    • The winning video will be chosen based on the number of Likes it receives and how well it highlights the Institute theme and/or the Year of Indigenous Languages
    • The winner will be announced at the Institute Closing Ceremony on July 18, 2019 

Vote for YOUR favorite!

Watch out for the official Viral Video Challenge hashtag #lingstitute2019 on Twitter!

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