Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The 2012 ESA YouTube Your Entomology Contest is Now Open

The Entomological Society of America has begun accepting entries for the 2012 YouTube Your Entomology Video Contest. For the fourth year in a row, this contest gives ESA members the opportunity to showcase their talents and creativity through video.

Members may submit entries in four different categories:

* Research (Discovery)

* Teaching (Instruction -- academic, student-focused instruction)

* Extension (Outreach -- non-academic, outreach-focused instruction)

* Open category (anything goes, for the uber-creative entomologist)

The rules for this year's contest are:

1. Maximum length of videos is three minutes. Videos longer than 3:00 minutes will be disqualified from the contest.

2. At least one submitter of the video must be an ESA member.

3. The submitter must send the video to ESA using file-sharing programs such as DropBox, YouSendIt, or some other tool, and then must contact ESA at rlevine@entsoc.org with the video's title, description, category (see above), and producer name(s). Judges retain the right to reassign videos to other categories if the content is deemed more appropriate.

4. Videos must be submitted by midnight (EST), Monday, September 17, 2012.

All videos will be displayed on the ESA YouTube Channel, and winning entries may be shown at the Opening Session of the ESA Annual Meeting in Knoxville, TN.

Winners from each category will receive $200.00 and a trophy.

All file formats that are compatible with YouTube will be accepted. To participate, send your video to to Richard Levine at rlevine@entsoc.org using DropBox, Yousendit, or some other tool. If your video is already on YouTube somewhere, you may email the link to Richard, but the preferred method is for you to send the video file to him.

The deadline is September 17, 2012.

Click here to view videos from the 2011 contest.

Click here to view videos from the 2010 contest.

Click here to view videos from the 2009 contest.

If you have problems or questions, contact Richard Levine at 301-731-4535, ext. 3009, or rlevine@entsoc.org.