The 2015 Ocean 180 Video Challenge is now accepting submissions!

Sponsored by the Florida Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence (COSEE Florida) and funded through a grant from the National Science Foundation, Ocean 180 challenges scientists to create a 3 minute video abstract that effectively communicates the meaning, significance, and relevance 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.
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 voting 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 your research efforts. We hope to see your entry submitted to Ocean 180 this fall!

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

Information, previous winners, and full contest guidelines can be found at http://ocean180.org
All questions may be directed to info@ocean180.org<mailto: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<mailto:mwatson@fit.edu>
Twitter: @Ocean180Video

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