All entries to the Outstanding Graduate and Famous Alumni program must include a headshot (framing the head and shoulders) of the graduate or alumni.If desired, one additional photo (e.g., a photo of the graduate or alumni at work) may be included with the entry.

Please use the following guidelines when choosing which photo(s) to submit:

  • Photos should be high-resolution (at least 300 DPI).
  • Submitted photos should be saved as JPEG files.
  • All submitted photos should be in color.

PLEASE NOTE: It is the institution's responsibility to ensure the photo(s) submitted with their entry meets these guidelines. Photos that do not adhere to these guidelines will not be accepted, and the corresponding entries will be considered incomplete.

Below is an example of a usable headshot photo, and an unacceptable headshot photo.


This photo meets submission guidelines. The quality and resolution are acceptable, the shot frames the head and shoulders, and the graduate/alumni is the only person in the photo.

This photo does not meet the submission guidelines. The quality and resolution of the photo are too low, the photo was taken from too far away, and there are too many people in the picture.


Video Submission Guidelines

Entries to the Outstanding Graduate and Famous Alumni program may include a short video presentation from your graduate or alumni. Videos are an optional part of the entry and not required for submission. If submitted, videos should be a short (2-3 minutes) presentation from your graduate describing their experience at your institution, and how distance education has had a positive impact on their lives. DEAC reserves the right to edit videos for length and clarity.

Please use the following guidelines when submitting a video

  • Videos should be high-resolution (videos taken on a smartphone camera or webcam should be fine).
  • Submitted videos should be no longer than three minutes.
  • All submitted videos should be in color.

NOTE: It is the institution's responsibility to ensure the video submitted with their entry meets the published guidelines. Videos that do not adhere to these guidelines will not be used with the entries.

Media Release Form

It is the institution's responsibility to obtain a signed copy of the DEAC Media Release Form. Copies of a different release form (e.g., the institution's) are not acceptable. Additionally, entries submitted without signed DEAC Media Release Forms will be marked as incomplete and deleted.

Questions

Questions about submitting a photo or video should be directed to Robert Chalifoux, DEAC's Director of Media and Events, at rob.chalifoux@deac.org.

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