Members of the Old Dominion University administration has chosen the ODU campus-wide Harlem Shake video as the winner of the contest.
Eight videos were submitted and the seven remaining videos received “special ancillary awards.” The awards are listed on the ODU Official YouTube page.
“We were never expecting Spielberg-quality, high-production value videos. Given the spontaneous and irreverent nature of the Harlem Shake phenomenon, we were hoping for and we received witty, spontaneous videos that made us laugh. It was great fun and that was the whole idea from the beginning,” said Lisa Sinclair, web communications specialist & university social media administrator.
The videos represent ODU’s humor as a university and ability to laugh at ourselves. “Humor brings people together and often creates a feeling of belonging. Those are two very positive things that can certainly bolster school spirit,” Sinclair said.
Besides the campus-wide video at Webb, the baseball team, football team, Mace & Crown, Basketball Band, Scotland House, ODU PRTS Majors, and ODU trapeze submitted videos. The videos can be viewed here!
Harlem Shake: Old Dominion University @ Webb Center
Best Use of Belly & Bunny Award – Mace & Crown
Best Use of Scary Clowns and Undulating Morph Suit Award – ODU Football
Best Use of Multiple Scooby Doos Award – Monarch Baseball
Best Paddling Pikachus Award – ODU Basketball Band
Most Tolerant Turtle Award – Scotland House Residence Hall
Frightening Small Children at the Playground Award – ODU PRTS Majors
Better than Cirque du Soleil Award – ODU Trapeze
By: Megan Jefferson