Biogrant is seeking students with the most creative and innovative videos that address the question, how will your Bio shape the future? The winner will receive a grant towards lab equipment and reagents needed for basic molecular biology research.
The Biogrant Video Contest is open to high school students aged 13 years and older. All contestants are required to have an adult sponsor, aged 21 or older, and authorized permission from their educational institution.
1 Grand Prize per region:
United States and Canada: $20,000 (US) grant
To determine the Grand Prize winner in each region, the video essays will be screened by Sigma® Life Science and judged by a selection committee over 2 rounds based on the following criteria:
- Message and appropriateness to theme (40%)
- Creativity (40%)
- Aesthetics (20%)
In Round 1, five judges will determine the top 5 finalists. These 5 finalists will then be judged in Round 2 by a panel of five judges, and the video with the highest score will be declared the Grand Prize winner.
1 Popular Vote Prize per region:
$1000 (US) voucher for Sigma® Life Science reagents
The Popular Vote prize will be awarded the video with the highest average vote on sigmabiogrant.com. Voting will be open to the public. Visitors to the site can vote on videos by selecting 1–5 stars (One vote per day per IP address). Voting will be open from March 4 through October 28, 2011. The Popular Vote winner will be able to specify the exact products that they need for their lab.
Video entries will be accepted from 12:00am CST on 3/4/11 until 5:00pm CST on 10/28/11.