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Hippodrome Video & Talent Competition

Hippodrome has a history of growing and changing with the times and 2021 is no different. The traditions committee was devestated when they had to cancel the 2020 date and they have worked hard to bring you a safe alternative. We present to you, the 2021 Hippodrome Video & Talent Competition. Individuals can submit a 5 to 10 minute video in the category of live action or animation. Videos will be presented either in a virtual screening or live screening on April 7-8, 2021. The top three winners of the video competition will receive cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the amounts of $500, $300 and $200 respectively. The talent competition will be hosted in conjunction with the film screening. Performers will take the stage between film screenings either in-person or virtually and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will take home cash prizes up to $150.

Hippodrome first appeared in 1928 where students and organizations were invited to enter a stunt competition for a ten dollar prize.  This traditional week used to be a one-day event but has since dramatically grown to include a full week’s worth of activities. The early years saw such events as wrestling and boxing matches, organizational booths and a country store. Hippodrome has been cancelled twice since its inception, once during WWII and the most recent during the coronavirus pandemic beginning in 2020.

Hippodrome 2018 Performance

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Video Competition

Find all rules, deadlines and considerations for the 2021 Hippodrome Video Competition using the link below. The resource page includes everything you need to know to submit a video for consieration. 

Register your video


student performer

Talent Competition

Show us your talent! Hippodrome has welcomed singers, musicians, magicians and so much more! Be part of Hippodrome and show others what you've got! Performers will take the stage between screenings of each short film and will have up to 5 minutes to perform. 

Enter your talent


Hippodrome 2018 Emcee

Emcee Information

Wednesday and Thursday Night shows are emceed by a selected student performer. This emcee will introduce videos and keep the audience entertained during any down time. Emcees are provided a small stipend for their time.

Register for tryouts




Judge Hippodrome

Become part of the longest standing tradition that is Hippodrome. The Campus Traditions Committee accepts faculty, staff, alumni and community members who are not affiliated with competing organizations.