Brain Awareness Video Contest – $1,000 and trip to Neuroscience 2012 – Open to all – Due June 11, 2012

Posted on 5:59 am in June 2012, Open To All, Over $1000 by Lynnie

Convey a neuroscience concept on video. The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) challenges you to produce an original video demonstrating a concept about the brain that could be used as a teaching tool or resource. Whether it’s an animation, song, or hands-on classroom activity, share the wonders of science through the Brain Awareness Video Contest.


• Step 1: Make Your Video
Create a video up to five (5) minutes long.
• Step 2: Upload Your Video to YouTube
a. If you don’t already have one, create an account on YouTube.
b. Upload your video (View YouTube’s instructions on uploading videos).
c. Tag your video as “Brain Awareness Video Contest” (View YouTube’s instructions on tagging videos)
d. Set your video’s privacy settings to “Unlisted” (View YouTube’s instructions on editing video privacy settings).
e. Disable comments on your video (View YouTube’s instructions on disabling comments).
f. Copy the video URL and save it for Step 3.
• Step 3: Submit Your Entry to SfN
After uploading your video to YouTube, you’re ready to submit your entry to the Brain Awareness submission site. Click “Submit Your Video” and follow the instructions on the form.
• Entries must be submitted by an SfN member.
• Submissions must include:
• • – The YouTube video URL
• - A digital copy of your video
• Entrants are encourage to include a full transcript
• Incomplete entries will not be eligible to win prizes in the Video Contest.
All content must be less than five minutes, original, non-published, and non-grant-funded.


Anyone can participate, whether you are an educator, a student, or someone interested in the brain; however, videos must be submitted by a member of SfN. Don’t know an SfN member? Use the Neuroscientist-Teacher Partner Program to connect with a neuroscientist near you.

Judging Criteria

Videos will be judged by neuroscience experts on scientific accuracy, creativity, and usefulness in an educational setting.


• First Place — $1,000 Cash Prize, complimentary registration to Neuroscience 2012, two nights hotel, and economy air travel
• Second Place — $500 Cash Prize
• Third Place — $250 Cash Prize
• People’s Choice Award — $500 Cash Prize
• Honorable Mention — Classroom Activity

Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions in the comments below.