Today marks the beginning of competition for two video contests: The Kavli Science Video Contest is now live for 2014. Entries will be accepted until March 21st, 2014, and the contest is for students in grades 6-12. The theme of this contest is “Science In Fiction” and video entries (30 to 90 seconds in length) would address some aspect of science and/or technology in a work of fiction. The video could address how close we are to achieving what was used in fiction, or what discoveries or advances are needed to make that happen.
The National Academy of Engineering has also opened entry for a video competition, in part to recognize the Academy’s 50th anniversary. The Engineering For You video contest runs through March 31st, and is open to everyone (unless you are an employee of the Academy, or a family member or roommate of one). Video entries can be submitted by individuals or teams, and can run no longer than two minutes. Per the rules, the videos, uploaded to YouTube, “must display engineering achievements serving human welfare and the needs of society. For the purposes of the competition, engineering is an original creation, “creating what never was,” serving people and society.”