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Call for Entries: Sixth Annual Evolution Video Contest

Application deadline: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 (11:00 PM, EST)

Submit your best evolution-themed video for screening at this year’s Evolution meeting!

This year’s Evolution Film Festival/Video Contest is being sponsored by the Duke Initiative for Science & Society, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE) and the BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action.

We once again invite scientists and science educators (students, postdocs, faculty, and full- or part-time science communicators) to enter our annual Evolution Video Competition. The finalists will be screened at the Evolution 2016 conference, which is being held in Austin, TX from June 17-21, 2016.

For all the details, please click the “How to Submit” link at the top of this page.  To enter your video, please complete our online registration form.  You do not need to attend the conference in order to submit a video, and you do not need to be present to win!

The Evolution Film Festival is always one of the highlights of the Evolution conference.  We hope you will consider submitting your own video this year.  Even if you don’t, if you’re going to be at the Evolution 2016 conference in Austin, please plan to attend the Film Festival on Sunday night (June 19th), view all the terrific submissions and vote on your favorite!

 

For questions, contact Jory Weintraub (jory@duke.edu)

Congrats to the 2015 Evolution Film Festival Winner and Runner-Up!

This year we received 52 fantastic entries, which far surpassed the record number of entries we received in 2014.  13 finalists were selected and screened at the “Fifth Annual NESCent/HHMI/SSE Evolution Film Festival”, which was held at the Evolution 2015 Conference in Guaruja, Brazil.

Attendees voted, and this year’s winner was “Escaping the Sex Trap: Can Female Resistance Promote the Loss of Sex?”, submitted by Nathan Burke, David Sindel (University of New South Wales).  Congratulations!  Nathan and his collaborators received a $1,000 prize and a “Chuckie” trophy.

This year’s runner-up was “Alice and the Enigmatic Tree of Rabbits”, submitted by Fanny Gascuel, Miraine Davila (Université Pierre et Marie Curie / Collège de France / Ecole Normale Supérieure).  They receive a $500 prize.

All 13 entries can be viewed on the 2015 Entries page.

Congrats to them, and thanks to all who submitted videos this year!

Start working on your submission for next year, and we’ll see you at the Sixth Annual Evolution Film Festival in Austin, Texas!

Call for entries: Fifth Annual NESCent/HHMI/SSE Evolution Video Contest

Application deadline: Sunday, May 31, 2015 (11:00 PM, EST)

Submit your best evolution-themed video for screening at this year’s Evolution meeting!

The National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) is partnering with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and the Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE) to once again invite scientists and science educators (students, postdocs, faculty, and full- or part-time science communicators) to enter our annual Evolution Video Competition. The finalists will be screened at the Evolution 2015 conference, which is being held in Guarujá, Brazil from June 26-30, 2015.

For all the details, please click the “How to Submit” link at the top of this page.  To enter your video, please complete our online registration form.  You do not need to attend the conference in order to submit a video, and you do not need to be present to win!

The Evolution Film Festival is always one of the highlights of the Evolution conference.  We hope you will consider submitting your own video this year.  Even if you don’t, if you’re going to be at the Evolution 2015 conference in Brazil, please plan to attend the Film Festival, view all the terrific submissions and vote on your favorite!

Congrats to the winners of the 2014 Evolution Film Festival!

The 4th annual Evolution Film Festival was held on Saturday, June 21 at the Evolution 2014 conference in Raleigh, NC.

This was a very competitive year.  We had over 30 submissions — the most we’ve ever had — and the voting for the final 12 was unusually close because there were so many great finalists.  But, the masses have spoken and here are the winners:

This year’s first place winner was “Drift” by Florida State University undergraduates Lauren Anderson, Monique Boileau, Zach Boudreau, Sarah Jezierny and Julia Kunberger, and graduate student Will Ryan.

This year’s runner-up was “Dinosaur,” a sweetly sung narrative about a girl who’s nostalgic for the dinosaurs by Lori and Joel Henriques.

Prizes for the first- and second place winners include a travel award for $1000 and $500 (respectively) to a future conference of their choice.

All of this year’s entries can be viewed by clicking on “2014 Entries” at the top of this screen.

Thanks to all who participated in this year’s event!

Thanks for your entries!

Thanks for your entries! We had a record number of entries this year.
The 2014 NESCent Evolution Film Festival is now closed.
We’ll be screening the finalists at this year’s Evolution meeting in Raleigh.
Come to the film festival to view and vote on your favorites!
Saturday June 21 8-10 p.m. in room 402
Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, NC

Call for entries: Fourth Annual NESCent Evolution Video Contest

Application deadline: Saturday, May 31, 2014

Submit your best evolution-themed video for screening at this year’s Evolution meeting!

The National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) once again invites scientists and science educators (students, postdocs, faculty, and full- or part-time science communicators) to enter our annual Evolution Video Competition. The finalists will be screened at the Evolution 2014 conference, which is being organized and hosted by NESCent, and held in Raleigh, NC from June 20-25, 2014.

For all the details, please click the “How to Submit” link at the top of this page.  To enter your video, please complete our online registration form.

The Evolution Film Festival is always one of the highlights of the Evolution conference.  We hope you will consider submitting your own video this year!  Even if you don’t, if you’re going to be at the Evolution 2014 conference in Raleigh, please plan to attend the Film Festival on Saturday, June 21st, view all the terrific submissions and vote on your favorite!

Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 NESCent Evolution Video Contest!

NESCent’s Third Annual Evolution Film Festival/Video Contest was held on Sunday, June 23rd at the Evolution 2013 conference in Snowbird, UT.  We once again received lots of terrific entries which were screened during the Film Festival and voted on by the audience.  This year’s winner was “Why Do Slave Ants Kill Slavemakers?” by Pleuni Pennings of Stanford University.  This year’s runner-up was “Darwin’s Theories“, submitted by Celia Secades of the Elesapiens website.  (All of this year’s entries can be viewed by clicking on “2013 Entries” at the top of this screen.)

The first place winner will receive a $1,000 travel award and the runner-up will receive a $500 travel award to a future conference of their choice.

It’s not too soon to start working on your entry to the 2014 NESCent Evolution Video Contest!  We hope to see you (and screen your submission) at the Evolution 2014 conference in Raleigh, NC!

Thanks to all who submitted videos to this year’s Film Festival!

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