Monday, June 1, 2009

YouTube Your Entomology Contest Kicks Off in June

ESA will begin accepting entries for the YouTube Your Entomology video contest beginning on June 22, 2009, and ending on October 15, 2009.

This unique, new contest will give ESA members the opportunity to showcase their talents and creativity through video.

As previously announced by President Marlin Rice, members may submit entries of no more than two minutes in four different categories:

• Discovery (research-based)
• Instruction (teaching-based)
• Outreach (extension-based)
• Open category (anything goes, for the uber-creative entomologist)

All entries will be displayed on the ESA YouTube Channel, which will be accessible from the ESA website, and the winning entries will be shown at the Opening Session of the ESA Annual Meeting on Sunday, December 13, 2009, in Indianapolis.

The winners in each category will be chosen by a select judging panel, and each winner will receive a cash award and a trophy at the meeting.

All file formats that are compatible with YouTube will be accepted. To participate in the contest, email your videos to If your files are too large to send by email, write to the same address for instructions on alternative ways to send us your videos.

Contact: Richard Levine, 301-731-4535, ext. 3009, or