First Place: Leigha Phillips, Helen Tang, and Lily Benedict, with John Stein and Steve Subotnick, affiliated with Rhode Island School of Design and Brown University, for Vision and Illusion
Second Place: Alison Caldwell, graduate student at University of California: San Diego, and Micah Caldwell for Three Lesions, Three Lives
Third Place: Vania Cao, application scientist, for Brainbows - Mixing Colors to Map the Brain
Best Song: Michael Stendardi, student at the City University of New York, for Neuroscience Minds
People's Choice: Charles Beaman, a neuroscience graduate student in UT Health Science Center at Houston, for A Journey through the Visual System
About the 2015 Contest
Anyone can enter! Work with a member of the Society for Neuroscience near you to produce an educational video about the brain and it could appear on this page. Whether it’s an animation, song, or skit, share the wonders of science through the Brain Awareness Video Contest.
View the top videos from previous years
and read the rules and regulations
- First place: $1,000 plus travel, two-nights lodging, and registration to Neuroscience 2015 in Chicago, Ill.
- Second place: $500
- Third place: $250
- People's Choice: $500
Read the 2014 rules and regulations.
Five tips to creating a great video:
- Be professional.
- Pay attention to lighting and audio quality!
- Be concise.
- 50 percent of viewers tune out after 3 minutes.
- Know your audience.
- Drop the jargon, and make it relevant.
- Be entertaining.
- 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.
- Be unique.
- Videos about surprising and quirky facts are popular.
- Come up with a great title.
- Accurately convey the video’s content.
- Be Google friendly – lists and questions tend to do well.