Student Hawk Pitch and Video Challenge

Student Hawk Pitch and Video Challenge

Your College. Your Ideas. Your Voice.

Students, we want to hear from you!

Help shape the future of CSM and win cash prizes.

Do you have a great idea for how to improve the college or the student experience?

Is there something missing that would support you in your education?
Have you come up with ways to reduce stress and increase motivation for you and your fellow students? 
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HAWK PITCH FOR STUDENTS OVERVIEW & GUIDELINES

  • 1st Wednesday of the Month at Noon (12 - 1 p.m.) -- Join a member of the College Innovation Work Group for any questions, coaching needs, or help with your idea. 
    • November 1, 12 - 1 p.m. 
    • December 6, 12 - 1 p.m. 
    • January 3, 12 - 1 p.m. 
    • February 7, 12 - 1 p.m. 
    • March 6, 12 - 1 p.m. 
    • April 3, 12 - 1 p.m. 
  • Sign up by emailing: innovation@csmd.edu and include specific times, if you can only meet for 30 mins within that timeframe or send a question anytime. We will send you a teams / zoom link. 

  • Required Video Pitch and Worksheet Due
    • Record Your Video Pitch (no more than 3 minutes)
    • Upload Video Pitch to your preferred platform, One Drive in Office 365, YouTube, DropBox, Google Drive, etc., (not Tik Tok)
    • Rename the link to your name and copy the link and email the link to innovation@csmd.edu
    • Send completed I Have an Idea Worksheet
  • Maximum of 3 members per team. 
  • Stay tuned for future due dates.

  • REQUIRED BOTH Video Pitch & Worksheet DUE    
    • Record Your Video Pitch (no more than 3 minutes)
    • Upload Video Pitch to your preferred platform, One Drive in Office 365, YouTube, DropBox, Google Drive, etc., (not Tik Tok)
    • Rename the link to your name & Copy the link and Email the link to innovation@csmd.edu
    • Send completed I Have an Idea Worksheet
  • Due April 21 by 10 p.m.
  • Students may submit more than one idea - video and worksheet for each idea.
  • Please no profanity and no visual or audible distractions.
  • Individuals or groups may participate. Maximum group size 3.
  • We encourage your team to attend an Info or coaching session.
  • Students must be a current registered student at the time of submission.
  • Include your name and CSM ID number in your video.

  • First Place:
    • Project Funded
    • $500 Cash (Individual or shared among team members)
    • One scholarship award (per team member up to 3 members) equivalent to a 3- credit class
  • Second Place: 
    • $300 Cash (Individual or shared among team members)
    • Dell Laptop - Loaded with Microsoft Office (per team member up to 3 members) 
    • CSM Swag Bag 
  • Third Place:
    • $200 Cash (Individual or shared among team members)
    • CSM Swag Bag

  • Your set-up should be in a well-lit area with the light source somewhere behind the recording device. If the light source is behind you, it will cause a silhouette effect.
  • Use a tripod or set your mobile device on something steady.
  • Record video on mobile device horizontally, not vertically.
  • If possible, record video with a resolution of at least 1920 x 1080.
  • Video editing (if necessary) use apps like iMovie & CapCut.

Congratulations to the 2024 Student Hawk Pitch Winners

The College Innovation Work Group would like to thank all of the 2024 Student Hawk Pitch participants for their hard work showcasing the many ways to better CSM. We are truly grateful for and inspired by all the incredible submissions received. 

Student poses with VIPs and check

First Place: DaShawn Rustin

Soaring Together: CSM Alumni Directory

 

Student poses with VIPs and large check

Second Place: Natalie Filbey

Little Free Textbook

Student poses with check and VIPs

Third Place: Sarah Sbordone

Hawk Tales: Library Expansion

Past Student Hawk Pitch Winners

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First Place: Austin Fowler
Hawk Help Through Tutoring

Video – Hawk Help Through Tutoring
Goal: To add more focused help for students at CSM and surrounding schools.

Second Place: Lydia Morris

Healthy Snacks At CSM

Video – Healthy Snacks At CSM

Goal: To provide nutrition to nursing students at the Regional Hughesville Campus.

Third Place: Merresha Henry

CSM Hawk Media Influencer

Video - CSM Hawk Media Influencer

Goal: To promote CSM and our activities using a popular social media influencer strategy.

Questions and Coaching

First Wednesday of the Month at 12 p.m.
Email Innovation@csmd.edu to Sign Up

Quick Links

Thomas V. "Mike" Miller Center For Leadership

Innovation in Public Service Speaker Series Coming Soon

Velocity Center Programs and Events

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