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75th Anniversary Fight Song Contest

75th anniversary fight song logo

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the writing of the Drexel Fight Song, we are inviting you to show your Dragon spirit by submitting a video of you, your friends or your student organization singing the Drexel Fight Song.

Be as creative as possible. Sing it, play it on an instrument or create your own animated Drexel Dragons to perform it. Find a fun and unique location to film your video - around Philadelphia, at home over the holidays, at your co-op or even on your study abroad. Fill your video with as much blue and gold spirit as possible. Videos may include the prerecorded instrumental music of the fight songs.

Contest entries may be used by the University for promotional purposes.

Please read full Contest Official Rules (PDF).

Check out this example from the 40th Annual Holiday Turkey Drive


How to Enter

Judging Criteria

Videos will be judged by a panel of faculty and professional staff on the following criteria:

  • Drexel Spirit
  • Creativity
  • Location
  • Overall Quality & Entertainment Value

Prizes

All video finalists will be included on a play list featured on the Drexel Student Affairs YouTube page. Placements will be determined in each of the following categories and prizes will be awarded to the top video in each category. The overall best video will be featured on the Drexel Homecoming website.
  • Recognized Student Organization - A first place prize of $250 will be deposited into the organization's 71-account
  • Non-student Organization (Individuals or groups that are not recognized student organizations) - A first place prize of at least $250 will be awarded to the individual or group
  • Alumni - A first place prize of TBD amount will be awarded to the individual or group

Contest Guidelines

All submissions must comply with the stated rules and regulations of YouTube. Cash prizes are governed by and may be subject to all applicable tax laws and requirements. Participants should consult their own financial consultant or accountant to determine what, if any, rules may apply to the prizes awarded. Drexel University does not provide advice regarding and has no responsibility for the tax treatment or any other consequences that may result from the participants’ submission and/or acceptance of the cash prize if awarded.

Submission Period

December 13, 2013-January 17, 2014

Prohibited 

All videos will be reviewed by Student Affairs staff for eligibility prior to posting and judging
  • Profanity
  • Drug or alcohol use or references
  • Nudity
  • Offensive words, images or gestures
  • Non-Drexel college/university items
  • Copyrighted images or music (outside of the Drexel Fight Song)

Video Technical Requirements

  • Video length may be no longer than 2 minutes
  • Horizontal videos are preferred
  • Video and sound quality are important. Be sure you can see and hear it clearly.

Questions

Contact Natalie Shaak at 215.571.3575 or nds37@drexel.edu

Fight Song Lyrics

Fight on for Drexel,
We've got the stuff we need to win this game
We're gonna fight on for Drexel,
Take the Dragon on to fame.

Fight on for Drexel,
The gold and blue is on another spree.
We're gonna fight, fight, fight, fight for Drexel U,
On to victory! (Four "D" yell and repeat chorus.)

“Four ‘D’ Yell” Chant

D-D-D-D
R-R-R-R
E-E-E-E
X-EL-X-EL
DREX-EL
DREX-EL
Fight--Team--Fight!!!