Outreach: Enter the 8th Annual Evolution Video Contest/Film Festival!

Contributed by kjm34 on Feb 12, 2019 - 07:18 PM

After a one-year hiatus, the Evolution Video Contest/Film Festival is BACK!  We took a year off last year, but are excited to bring the 8th Annual Evolution Video Contest/Film Festival to this year’s Evolution Conference in Providence, RI.  So start working on your video now because the deadline to submit is May 31st, 2019 (11:59 PM, EST). Continue reading to learn more.

The rules are simple: we invite scientists and science educators (students, postdocs, faculty, and full- or part-time science communicators) to make and submit a 3-minute-or-less video telling an interesting evolution story in a creative way.  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) or for viewing by a general public audience. Videos should be both informative and entertaining.  (In other words, no taped lectures or narrated Powerpoint presentations!)  Animations/claymations, music videos, and mini documentaries are all fair game.

You do not need to attend the conference in order to submit a video, and you do not need to be present to win!

The winner receives $1,000 and "The Chucky" (the 1st-place trophy; see: evolutionfilmfestival.org/trophy [1]).  Runner-up receives $500.

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 2019 conference in Providence, please plan to attend the Film Festival on Saturday, June 22nd from 7:30 – 9:00 PM, view all the terrific submissions and vote on your favorite!

As in past years, this year’s Evolution Film Festival/Video Contest is being sponsored by the Duke Initiative for Science & Society, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Society for the Study of Evolution and the BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action.

For more information and to view previous years' submissions: evolutionfilmfestival.org [2]

For details on how to submit: evolutionfilmfestival.org/how-to-submit [3]

Questions?  Contact Jory Weintraub, jory [at] duke.edu. 

  1. https://evolutionsociety.org/https://evolutionfilmfestival.org/trophy/
  2. https://evolutionsociety.org/https://evolutionfilmfestival.org/
  3. https://evolutionsociety.org/https://evolutionfilmfestival.org/how-to-submit/
  4. https://evolutionsociety.org/'https://www.aws2.evolutionsociety.org/tag/election/'