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Creation Date: 16 Sept 2013 | Review Date: 10 March 2014

Brain Awareness Video Contest

Source: Society for Neuroscience

Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 Brain Awareness Video Contest!


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.


Prizes

  1. First place: $1,000 plus travel, two-nights lodging, and registration to Neuroscience 2015 in Chicago, Ill.
  2. Second place: $500
  3. Third place: $250
  4. People's Choice: $500

Read the 2014 rules and regulations


Five tips to creating a great video:

  1. Be professional.
    • Pay attention to lighting and audio quality!
  2. Be concise. 
    • 50 percent of viewers tune out after 3 minutes. 
  3. Know your audience.
    • Drop the jargon, and make it relevant. 
  4. 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. 
  5. 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.
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