Frequently Asked Questions
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Why are you promoting this documentary "Milking the Rhino"?
Milking the Rhino is a documentary created by Kartemquin Films which is a non-profit organization. We have adopted the title of the documentary because it so succinctly captures the essence of leveraging natural resources in an otherwise resource-poor environment. We hope that students will likewise be inspired to learn about social entrepreneurship and propose new ways of milking the rhino.
What is the purpose of this event?
We hope students who are aspiring social entrepreneurs see this as an enjoyable forum to share their ideas. Furthermore, we wish that all students can benefit from this event by expanding their exposure to different ethical scenarios, gaining a global perspective, learning importance of understanding indigenous knowledge as well as user centered design. For more details found in the ASEE concept paper, download here.
Where can I connect with other MTR ISS participants?
Check out our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Milking-the-Rhino-Innovative-Solutions-Showcase/141601662595131
Who can compete?
All students from the High school level to the University level are invited to join this Innovative Solutions Showcase. This year, there will be competitors from schools across the United States and also from Kenya and Tanzania.
I have never been to Africa, can I make a good video?
Yes, the purpose of this showcase is to allow your mind to travel abroad when you might not be able to. With participants from across the country, this is a great way to explore other cultures and share your own ideas.
What kinds of images and video can I include in the video? What about copyright laws?
It is our under that the fair use policy for many internet images applies here as the purpose of the work is for nonprofit educational purposes (http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl102.html). There are a number of places on the internet with free/public use images informally termed "copy left" : http://commons.wikimedia.org/ and http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/copyleft/ and http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/images/faq.php for free images.
Where can I learn more about video editing resources as well as copyright regulations?
Check out this informational video, from our webinar: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEzvBF2vlM4
Can I solicit external help?
Videos must be made by the student teams only. However, asking for advice and holding discussions with professors, advisors and other experts is highly encouraged!
How will the videos be judged?
A panel of reviewers with expertise ranging from African studies, innovation and technology, entrepreneurship, tourism, conservation & sustainability, and film & media will choose the top videos as finalists based on the following criteria. At the showcase on November 14th 2012, the judges will choose and announce the winners of the different categories: Best Overall Pitch, Most Innovative Solution, Most Sustainable Business Model, Best Video Pitch, and Most Appropriate Solution for Context.
How can I enter the competition?
For step by step instructions, click here. Please remember that the final videos are due on Thursday November 4th midnight Eastern Standard Time. Good luck to all!