Attention grad students and postdocs: Enter the ASBMB Science Advocacy Video Contest ?>

Attention grad students and postdocs: Enter the ASBMB Science Advocacy Video Contest

The ASBMB’s Public Affairs Advisory Committee wants to know what science advocacy means to you! We invite you to submit a video essay telling us about your advocacy experience in your own words.

What to highlight in your science advocacy video? Any meaningful science advocacy experience is welcome, but here are some ideas:

  • How did you overcome hurdles to science advocacy?
  • How has advocacy helped you network?
  • What has been the impact on your career?
  • What is fun about science advocacy?
  • How did you get started in science advocacy?

Video entries will be evaluated by the ASBMB PAAC for creativity, clarity and production quality. The winning team will be awarded a $250 cash prize and all members of the team will be registered free of charge to the ASBMB Art of Science Communication course.

People’s Choice Award: The video entry that receives the most votes on the ASBMB’s Science Advocacy Video Contest (hosted on the Science Policy Blotter) will receive the “People’s Choice Award” and a $100 cash prize.

To submit a video, please visit our online submission page here

Submissions must be received by 5:00PM EDT on September 9, 2016.

Terms and Conditions

Please review all terms and conditions prior to submitting your video.

Submission Guidelines:

Videos should be fewer than 3 minutes in length. They should be vignettes that illustrate the impact that science advocacy has had in the lives of graduate students and postdocs, or that illustrate any meaningful outcomes that the advocacy has had.

Graduate students and postdocs are welcome to work in teams and there is no limit to team size. At least one member of the team must be an ASBMB member.

Videos should be uploaded in (.mp4) format.

Entries must be original creations by the submitter(s) and not published elsewhere.

Contestants must hold all rights to the submissions.  The ASBMB is not responsible for legal claims related to the improper submission of works belonging to other individuals or organizations.

All entrants grant the ASBMB and partnering organizations the right to modify entries for future use and display and also grant nonexclusive web rights while retaining copyright.

Submission of a video indicates that an entrant agrees to all Science Advocacy Video Contest terms and conditions listed above.

Contest opening: June 6, 2016    Contest closes: July 18, 2016

For more information, please email the ASBMB public affairs department at


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