Hornets take home top prize for excellent video
Now in its third year, the Exercise is Medicine® On Campus (EIM-OC) Mascot Challenge named Shenandoah University as its champion.
Launched in October of 2017, the EIM-OC Mascot Challenge focuses on the celebration of EIM On Campus Month. Each registered campus is invited to submit a creative video of its mascot promoting physical activity among students, faculty and staff on campus. This year, a record 31 campus submitted entries.
The videos were judged by a panel of seven Exercise is Medicine committee members and were scored on several aspects, including clear communication of the EIM-OC mission, originality and overall entertainment value.
As the winner, Shenandoah University will receive a $1,000 grant to develop an EIM-OC event or program on campus.
Runners-up in the judging will also receive monetary awards. The judging panel awarded second place to The University of Connecticut and third place to the University of South Carolina - Aiken.
In addition to the panel of judges, all 31 videos were eligible for the Fan Favorite award. The winner was determined through a voting system on YouTube, where all videos were uploaded into a single playlist on the American College of Sports Medicine channel.
The winner of the Fan Favorite award, with more than 1,000 votes, was Lone Star College-CyFair. In second place was Republic Polytechnic, and Grand Canyon University was named the third-place winner. All three schools will also receive small grants for their EIM-OC programs.
All 31 video submissions are available for viewing on YouTube.
About Exercise is Medicine On Campus
Exercise is Medicine® On Campus (EIM-OC) calls upon universities and colleges to promote physical activity as a vital sign of health. EIM-OC encourages faculty, staff and students to work together toward improving the health and well-being of the campus community by:
- Making movement a part of the daily campus culture
- Assessing physical activity at every student health visit
- Providing students with the tools necessary to strengthen healthy physical activity habits that can last a lifetime
- Connecting university health care providers with university health fitness specialists to provide a referral system for exercise prescription.