Announcing Winners of the “Why do we need philosophy now?” Video Contest

The Department of Philosophy held the second annual undergraduate video contest asking students to create short videos on the theme “Why do we need philosophy now?”  Running less than two minutes, the students’ videos examined why philosophy is relevant during this time of isolation and social strife. They explored how philosophy can be used in our relationships, and how it helps define one’s stance on social issues and in finding common ground. The videos were judged based on relevance, creativity, storytelling, and production. Prizes were made possible by generous gifts to the Friends of Philosophy Fund.

We are excited to announce the winning videos:
“Why do we need philosophy now?”
First Place ($500 prize): Camille Miller
Second Place ($250 prize): Kirby Kiehl
Third Place Tie ($100 prize): Pranav Prabhaker
Third Place Tie ($100 prize): Townsend Rowland
Honorable Mentions: Jack Chang & Shibani Datta

The department would like to thank all the students who took time to create and submit videos. We had an impressive set of submissions and some very hard decisions. Congratulations!