Brain Awareness Video Contest
The 2020 Brain Awareness Video Contest Is Open
The Brain Awareness Video Contest (BAVC) is free to enter and open to all! Find a member of the Society for Neuroscience near you to sponsor your submission of an educational video about the brain and nervous system. Whether it’s an animation, song, or skit, you can share the wonders of science in the 2020 Brain Awareness Video Contest. Submit your video here.
Five tips to creating a great video:
- Be professional.
- Pay attention to lighting and audio quality!
- 50 percent of viewers tune out after 3 minutes.
- Drop the jargon and make it relevant and easy to understand.
- 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.
- 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.
- First place: $1,000 plus travel, two-nights lodging, and registration to Neuroscience 2020 in Washington, D.C.
- Second place: $500
- Third place: $250
- People's Choice: $500
Congratulations to the 2019 Brain Awareness Video Contest winners!
We received many excellent video submissions exploring the wonders of the brain and nervous system. See the winners of the 2019 Brain Awareness Video Contest:
- First Place: Multitasking By Giulia Piazza, a master’s student at University of College London and Martina Fatato
- Second Place: How Ketamine Treats Depression By Guillaume Riesen, a graduate student at Stanford University
- Third Place: Procrastination: I’ll Think of a Title Later By Pardis Zarifkar, a Clinical Research Fellow at Stanford University
- Honorable Mention: Seeing Culture in Our Brain By Keer Dong, a master’s student at University College London
- People's Choice: Why Do Adolescents Go to Sleep Late? By Estela Carmona González, a master’s student at University College London Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience