ASFB Video Competition in Science Communication 2019

Stage: Online voting closed

1.  Entrants must be an ASFB member to be eligible for the competition (register here:

2.  There will be two categories: Student (Honours/ Masters/ PhD) and Early Career Researcher (less than 5 years since conferral of last degree).

3.  Entry will be in the format of a short video presentation (3 min maximum video or audio slides).

4. Each video should promote the entrant's research project and should include: need for/novelty of the research, a summary of the methods, key findings, and their implications. Effectively, a ‘commercial’ for their research.

5. The entrants will upload their video by clicking 'apply' on the competition page:

6.  All entrants should provide an acknowledgement that the video is part of the ASFB Video Competition in Science Communication competition of that year.

7.  Deadline for submission of videos will be August 15th 2019.

8.  Online voting will consist of voting through Thinkable competition page, and should be based on: Significance and novelty of the research, Aesthetic appeal of the production, Communication of the research content.

9.  Online voting period will be 6 weeks from close of entries.

10.  Prior to the close of voting, interested States and New Zealand (through their State representatives, with the assistance of ASFB Student Representatives and Education Committee) have the option to organise a viewing event where all entries are shown and able to be voted on.

11. Videos from all entrants will be played on a loop at the Canberra ASFB conference to maximise exposure of the research.

12. The Student and ECR winners will each receive $1000 that must be used for attending the Canberra ASFB conference (including towards registration, flights, accommodation, transfers, meals).

13. One additional “Member’s Choice” award will be given out at the end of the conference based on: ASFB Member’s votes at the conference in Canberra (but viewing of the videos can occur prior) + a Judging panel consisting of the ASFB Education Committee members (50:50 weighting of Members/Judges votes). The Member's Choice winner will receive reimbursement of registration costs of the Canberra conference + original drawing of a species of their choice by Stick Figure Fish.

 Funding Available



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