Introducing the Persona Best Interview Contest

We’re excited to announce a new contest at CMA 2020: “The Persona Best Interview Award.” Persona is a new social media app that helps people create and discover great conversations and interviews.  We are inviting CMA 2020 attendees to be among Persona’s earliest users by posting  interviews to the app. The best interview — as voted by fellow Persona users — win the Persona Best Interview Award and will be eligible for a three-month internship with Persona in the fall of 2020 (see details below).

How does the contest work?

1.  Students should first download the Persona mobile app via these links for iPhone or Android.

2. Students will have until midnight on May 1, 2020 to record or upload a video interview to the Persona app. Interviews must be tagged with the “CMA 2020” topic tag to be eligible for the contest.  Interviews should be 10 minutes or less.  Interviews can be on any topic with any subject.

3. The best interview will be determined by a popular vote of “claps” on the app.  Students are free to share previews of their interview from the app with friends via email or other social media platforms, and to recruit family and friends to follow them and “clap” for their interview.  The CMA interview with the most “claps” as of midnight eastern time on May 1, 2020 will win the contest.

If conducted in person, all interviews must be conducted at a safe social distance of six feet or more (make sure it’s a quiet place). There are also several easy ways to conduct and record interviews remotely such as recording a FaceTime or Zoom. These interviews can be uploaded to the Persona app from your mobile phone gallery. 

You can also ask someone a single question via text in the app and have their response count as an entry.

We can’t wait to watch your interviews! Good Luck and Happy Interviewing!

Prizing: The winning interview will be featured at the top of Persona’s news feed for one week, with all the app’s users receiving a push notification to view it.  The winning student will also receive a three-month internship with Persona in the summer or fall of 2020.  This will be a remote internship which can be done from the student’s campus.  The intern will be responsible for posting interview content to the app — details to be discussed with the winning student. The internship will be either paid or for class credit depending on the availability of the latter.  Exact working hours will be determined jointly between Persona and the winning student.

Curious about Persona? Click here to learn more.