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National K-12 Science Video Contest

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kavli_scivideo_ad3.jpgDo you love science? Do you love taking photos and/or making home movies? Have you ever looked at science photos and thought, "Wow... that's so amazing!" Do you hear a soundtrack running in your head for the wonders and mysteries that science lets you explore?

The USA Science & Engineering Festival's Kavli Science Video Contest is a great opportunity for budding cinematographers and scientists to capture "science" on camera and answer the question: "Why is Science Cool?"


Your Movie, Your Story

What story might you tell? What kinds of images could you string together that might excite someone else about the possibilities of scientific research, discovery, and experimentation?

If you've got a video camera at your disposal, this is a great opportunity for summer fun. Work on your own, or team up with a friend, and create and submit your own movie for the USA Science & Engineering Festival's Kavli Science Video Contest.


Think Big!

The sponsors are looking for cutting-edge videos, so let your imagination loose and bring your creative senses to bear on your favorite area of science. According to the USASEF, "Videos might explore a scientific concept, show us the wonders of nature, give us a glimpse into the future, show us what scientific discovery has done for us in the past or will do for us in the future, introduce us to a great scientist or engineer, tell us why you think science is so cool or simply show us why we should care about science and/or engineering."

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It's wide open!


Prizes

Winners will receive cash prizes for their school, software or electronics prizes, and a trip to the USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo in Washington, DC, October 23 and 24, 2010.


Ready, Set, Record

The submission deadline is July 15, 2010. For more information on video requirements--or to upload your video--visit: http://www.usasciencefestival.org/2010festival/contests/kavli-science-video-contest. (Entering is a two-step process. You'll need to upload your video on the SciVee site as well as fill in the form on the USASEF site.)


Think edgy. Think surprising. Think science. Then hit "record" and see what happens!



Science Buddies is proud to be a USA Science & Engineering Festival partner.

4 Comments

Hi
Is the video competition only for USA kids? I organise a science fair in Cape Town South Africa and would love to get my school students as well as the science fair students involved.
Appreciate an answer by 13 July if possible.
Regards,
Olga Peel
Regional Coordinator: Cape Town Expo for Young Scientists

Hi Olga - I'm glad to hear you are interested in getting students involved in the video contest! I confirmed that the contest is open to international students! You can find the official rules here, as well: http://www.usasciencefestival.org/images/files/usasef_kavli_official_rules_updated_6_18_10.pdf

I hope you and your students have a great time. We'd love to see the videos you create.

Amy
Science Buddies

Olga - Here is the information from the submission guidelines:

"Who is eligible?
K-12 students who are enrolled in public, private, and home schools. You can also submit your entry from a non-profit organization like a youth club , science club, after-school club, or summer program. The contest is for USA students, mainly, but we will accept and encourage your submission if you are a K-12 student living in a different country other than the US. Please produce your video in English, or else provide translation or subtitles."

Amy
Science Buddies

Great General information!!! Love your site

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