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Apr 11, 2016 1:10 EST

SIXTH ANNUAL EVOLUTION VIDEO CONTEST – finalists will be screened at the Evolution 2016 conference in Austin, TX

iCrowdNewswire - Apr 11, 2016

SIXTH ANNUAL EVOLUTION VIDEO CONTEST

Summary
 
The Duke Initiative for Science & SocietyHoward Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE) and BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action invite scientists and science educators of all stripes — students, postdocs, faculty, and full- or part-time science communicators — to enter the Sixth Annual Evolution Video Competition.
 
To enter, please submit a video that explains a fun fact, key concept, compelling question, or exciting area of evolution research in three minutes or less. Entries may be related or unrelated to your own research, and should be suitable for use in a classroom (K-12, undergraduate, graduate…your choice).
 
Videos should be both informative and entertaining. (In other words, no taped lectures or narrated Powerpoint presentations!) Animations, music videos, and mini documentaries are all fair game. The finalists will be screened at the Evolution 2016 conference in Austin, TX.  
 
The Evolution Film Festival is always one of the highlights of the Evolution conference.  We hope you will consider submitting your own video this year.  Even if you don’t, if you’re going to be at the Evolution 2016 conference in Austin, please plan to attend the Film Festival on Sunday night (June 19th), view all the terrific submissions and vote on your favorite!
Prizes
 

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD

Winners are chosen by open vote

Amount Ranking Vote Type
$1000 1 Member
$500 2 Member
Rules
 
The Duke Initiative for Science & SocietyHoward Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE) andBEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action invite scientists and science educators of all stripes — students, postdocs, faculty, and full- or part-time science communicators — to enter the Sixth Annual Evolution Video Competition.
 
To enter, please submit a video that explains a fun fact, key concept, compelling question, or exciting area of evolution research in three minutes or less. Entries may be related or unrelated to your own research, and should be suitable for use in a classroom (K-12, undergraduate, graduate…your choice).
 
Videos should be both informative and entertaining. (In other words, no taped lectures or narrated Powerpoint presentations!) Animations, music videos, and mini documentaries are all fair game. The finalists will be screened at the Evolution 2016 conference in Austin, TX and will also be showcased digitally through our Thinkable competition page, allowing anyone around the world to vote on their favorite entry!
 
Guidelines
 
  • Contestants may work alone or as a team. All entries must be original. Videos created in the past are eligible for submission, provided the person submitting the video also played a role in its production, and has permission from the videographer and any people depicted in the video to submit it to the contest.
  • If you are a applying as a team, create a new team first by clicking ‘Create new team’ in the left-hand menu
  • Entries MUST be three minutes or less!
  • Entries should be in MOV or AVI format or uploaded to YouTube and embedded into your application
 
Selecting the winners
 
A panel of reviewers will select the finalists, who will be notified by e-mail. The finalists will then be screened at a film festival at the Evolution 2016 conference in Austin, TX.  After screening the videos, the audience will vote for their favorites.  The first-place winner will receive $1,000, and a really cool trophy!  The runner-up will receive $500.
 
Eligibility
 
You don’t need to attend the conference to submit an entry. All videos submitted by Tuesday, May 31, 2016 (11:00 p.m. ET) are eligible to win.
 
Additional regulations
 
By submitting an entry, you confirm that you have the right, including any required permission of individuals depicted in the video, to publicly display the video. You also confirm that any music or images contained therein do not violate any copyright, trademark or other rights of any third party. By submitting your video, you grant contest organziers the right to display the submitted video on the Film Festival website (evolutionfilmfestival.org).
 
Contact Information:

Dr. Jory Weintraub
[email protected]

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