Now entering its third year, the Kavli Science Video contest
, an international middle and high school student competition that is held as part of the USA Science & Engineering Festival
, has announced “Science in Fiction”
as the contest theme! The contest, sponsored by the Kavli Foundation
, is designed to challenge students to investigate science through video storytelling while promoting participation in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) subjects.
The new theme, “Science in Fiction” was inspired by the mission of the Science & Entertainment Exchange, a program of the National Academy of Sciences. Using scenes from popular science fiction movies, TV shows and video games, students in grades 6-12, will create :30-:90 videos that investigate how science fictional scenes could be realized using current and developing technologies. Click here to learn more!
The Kavli Science Video Contest Winners will be honored in a special USA Science & Engineering Festival EXPO Awards show in Washington, D.C. during the weekend of April 26-27, 2014! The contest officially opens for entries on Nov. 1, 2013 and closes Mar. 21, 2014. Prizes include $2,000 and a travel stipend to the Festival for the winner.
And coming very soon, we will host film industry and science expert online discussions in conjunction with the video contest. Follow us on Twitter
@USAScienceFest and Facebook
to stay tuned!
For more information about the contest, visit the contest webpage
, follow the Kavli Science Video Contest Facebook Page
or contact Stacy Jannis at firstname.lastname@example.org.