Brain Awareness Video Contest
The 2021 Brain Awareness Video Contest Is Open
The Brain Awareness Video Contest (BAVC) is free to enter and open to all! Find a member of the Society for Neuroscience near you to sponsor your submission of an educational video about the brain and nervous system. Whether it’s an animation, song, or skit, you can share the wonders of science in the 2021 Brain Awareness Video Contest. Submit your video here.
Five tips to creating a great video:
- Be professional.
- Pay attention to lighting and audio quality!
- 50 percent of viewers tune out after 3 minutes.
- Drop the jargon and make it relevant and easy to understand.
- 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.
- Videos about surprising and quirky facts are popular.
- Come up with a great title.
- Accurately convey the video’s content.
- Lists and questions tend to do well.
- First place: $1,000 plus travel, two-nights lodging, and registration to Neuroscience 2021 in Chicago.
- Second place: $500
- Third place: $250
- People's Choice: $500
Congratulations to the 2020 Brain Awareness Video Contest winners!
We received many excellent video submissions exploring the wonders of the brain and nervous system. See the winners of the 2020 Brain Awareness Video Contest:
- First Place: How Do We Move Around the World? By Johanna Pozo, a Cognitive Neuroscience master’s student at University College London. Special thanks to her sponsor, Linda Greensmith.
- Second Place: Mental ABC’s: The Neuroscience of Language By Alexander Clarke, a senior at BASIS Scottsdale.
- Third Place: Brain Rhythms – How Do We Feel the Beat? By Juho Aijala, a Master's student at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London and Anssi Tiusanen.
- Honorable Mention: The Action Potential – the brain’s most efficient game of telephone By Gabriela Lopez, a graduate student at Northwestern University.
- People's Choice: How Do We Move Around the World? By Johanna Pozo, a Cognitive Neuroscience master’s student at University College London. Special thanks to her sponsor, Linda Greensmith.