Ocean 180 Video Challenge now accepting submissions

The Ocean 180 Video Challenge would like to notify scientists at Friday Harbor Lab that submissions for the 2015 Challenge are now being accepted.

To enter, ocean scientists of all career stages are invited to create a 3 minute video abstract that effectively communicates the findings and significance of published ocean science research to general audiences. Videos must be related to a scientific paper that the submitting scientist has published within the past five years.

Submissions will be accepted until December 1, 2014 (11:59pm PST) using our online form here: http://ocean180.org/for-scientists/video-abstract-submission.html

 

Entries are initially screened and evaluated by a team of science and communication experts to determine the top ten finalists, but the winners are ultimately selected by student judges from 6th-8th grade classrooms around the world. Over 22,000 students in 16 countries will participate in evaluating the finalists this year, selecting the videos they feel best communicate the results and implications of the research.

A total of $9,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to the winning entries.

This is a fantastic way to practice your communication skills and provides a significant opportunity to broaden the impact of research efforts. We hope to see entries from Friday Harbor Lab submitted to Ocean 180 this fall!

Information, previous winners, and full contest guidelines can be found at http://ocean180.org. All questions may be directed to info@ocean180.org

Who is eligible to submit an entry?

Ocean scientists of all career stages, including undergraduate and graduate students, are eligible to submit.  Entries can be submitted by individuals or teams.  Individual entrants or team leaders must be (1) a coauthor of the original published paper and (2) affiliated with a U.S.-based institution at the time of submission and/or a U.S. citizen. There are no restrictions on the affiliations and nationalities of the remaining team members.  There is no limit to the number of entries that may be submitted by a single scientist, but an individual entrant cannot submit more than one video entry per publication.

Mallory Watson

COSEE Florida Scientist

Florida Institute of Technology

150 West University Boulevard

Melbourne, Florida   32901

Phone: 732-996-5312

Email: mwatson@fit.edu

Twitter: @Ocean180Video

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