Campus Integrity Project

February 19, 2020

Like making videos or writing? Want to contribute to a campus discussion about HONESTY? Enter the Campus Integrity Project! Produce a video or write an opinion piece on honesty. A panel of OBU alumni will judge entries. Best video receives $600 for the team ($300 2nd place). Best essay receives $400 ($200 2nd place).

Entry Process/Rules

Opinion articles may be submitted on any topic related to this year’s theme: Honesty

  1. Writers may focus on their own point of view, but the judges will look for evidence of research and a logical order of reasoning.
  2. Examples may be varied, but the point of the opinion piece should be applicable to the OBU community.
  3. Opinion articles will be 500 words or fewer and submitted by noon, March 13.  
  4. The author must be willing for the article to be published in either the print or online edition of The Signal, or both.
  5. Articles must be e-mailed to Paper copies will not be accepted.
  6. Articles must be original work of the submitting student.


1. Entrants may use camcorder, cell phone, DSLR or other camera recorder unit.

2. Entrants establish either a Vimeo or YouTube account and upload their entry to the site.

3. Entrants provide Ouachita with the link to the project that can be shared with the judges (email link to

4. Winning entries provide Ouachita with a high resolution version of the project.

5. Maximum length is two minutes.

6. Entries may contain no copyrighted material.

7. Entries must be produced by the submitting student(s) during the Spring 2020 semester and submitted by noon, March 13.

For more information on videos contact Dave Ozmun ( For more information on opinion articles contact Jeff Root ( For general information contact Byron Eubanks (, Director of OBU’s Sutton Center for Integrity.

In a world of fake news and inaccurate claims about fake news, intentional use of disinformation to influence others, inflated social profiles, and necessary fact checking of political claims, is honesty still a virtue? How can those who follow the one who claimed to be “the way, the truth, and the life” resist the temptation of easy lies? How might a commitment to honesty help us serve God’s kingdom and fulfill OBU’s mission? Help us have a campus conversation about honesty via your video or essay.

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