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Video Competition

DISCOVER SCIENCE 2016 Student Video Competition

The Discover Science Student Video Competition is open to all current undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Science.  Students may submit a video of 2 minutes or less in one of three categories.  Cash awards are given for the top 3 videos.

Details & Guidelines


Open to all current full-time undergraduate and graduate students with majors in the College of Science.  Open to individuals and teams.

Choose a Theme:

  • A day in the life of a [College of Science] Major
  • How to succeed as a Science student
  • Live a life of Discovery

On-line Registration Form - deadline to register and submit the video is December 5 (Monday)

  • Deliver labeled USB by 5 PM on December 5  (Monday) to Associate Dean Katherine McCall, 411 Davidson Mathematics and Science Center,

Reward: Fame - and prize money

There will be a public screening of your video on December 16, 2016 at 6 pm in the Davidson Mathematics & Science Center auditorium, DMSC 110 - please plan to be present at the screening.  Winning videos will also be posted to YouTube and used to promote the College of Science. Producers of the top 3 videos will earn cash awards.

  • 1st Place: $350
  • 2nd Place: $250
  • 3rd Place: $150 

Video Format:

Visit the Nevada Science Youtube channel to view previous video submissions.

  • No more than 2 minutes long, including title and credits.
  • Must have a title and include at least one clear visual or audio mention of the College of Science and/or Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering.
  • Must be suitable for use as promotional material for the College of Science (no profanity, violence, defamatory statements, nudity; no invading the privacy rights of any person or entity).
  • No copyrighted material may be used, including footage, stills, animation and music.
  • Must be submitted on labeled USB as QuickTime .MOV, or Windows .MP4 file. The USB will be returned to you.
  • Minimum of 854 x 480 pixels.

Judging Criteria:

  • Audience appeal
  • Creativity
  • Depiction of chosen theme
  • Adherence to the rules

Video Equipment Rentals:

You can borrow a wide variety of video equipment (and learn how to use it) at the Knowledge Center's @One.

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