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Brain Awareness Video Contest

  • Published1 Mar 2018
  • Reviewed17 Mar 2020
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Read the 2021 rules and guidelines.

Check Out Last Year's Winners:

First Place: How Do We Move Around the World? By Johanna Pozo, a Cognitive Neuroscience master’s student at University College London. Special thanks to her sponsor, Linda Greensmith.

Second Place: Mental ABC’s: The Neuroscience of Language By Alexander Clarke, a senior at BASIS Scottsdale.

Third Place: Brain Rhythms – How Do We Feel the Beat? By Juho Aijala, a Master's student at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London and Anssi Tiusanen.

Honorable Mention: The Action Potential – the brain’s most efficient game of telephone By Gabriela Lopez, a graduate student at Northwestern University. 

• People's ChoiceHow Do We Move Around the World? By Johanna Pozo, a Cognitive Neuroscience master’s student at University College London. Special thanks to her sponsor, Linda Greensmith.

2021 Prizes

  1. First place: $1,000 plus travel, two-nights lodging, and registration to Neuroscience 2021 in Chicago, IL.
  2. Second place: $500
  3. Third place: $250
  4. People's Choice: $500

Read the 2021 rules and regulations

Five tips to creating a great video:

  1. Be professional.
    • Pay attention to lighting and audio quality!
  2. Be concise. 
    • 50 percent of viewers tune out after 3 minutes. 
  3. Know your audience.
    • Drop the jargon and make it relevant and easy to understand. 
  4. Be entertaining. 
    • Use humor, a quick pace, and creative production. 
    • Take advantage of what’s around you: white board drawings do well, so do videos shot in the lab or other interesting settings. 
  5. Be unique. 
    • Videos about surprising and quirky facts are popular. 
    • Come up with a great title.
      • Accurately convey the video’s content.
      • Lists and questions tend to do well.

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