STEM Voice™ Video Competition

The STEM Voice™ Video Competition is a nationwide opportunity for students in grades 5 – 12 to explore the importance of STEM. The competition encourages you to be creative and use video to show how much you love STEM. Act it out, create an animation, sing it, but make sure it is appropriate for all ages.

One semifinalist from middle school (grades 5-8), one semifinalist from high school (grades 9-12), and one semifinalist from the new Group category will be selected from each of the three regions. One Grand Prize Winner will be selected from each of the semifinalist categories.

Entries will be accepted until May 22, 2017, 11:59PM PST.

The STEM Voice™ Video Competition is managed by the Coalition of State Bioscience Institutes, CSBI, a group of non-profits focused on life sciences education, entrepreneurship and workforce development.

Eligibility
  • Must be in grades 5 – 12 and under 18 years of age
  • Middle school contest is for students in grades 5-8; high school contest is for students in grades 9-12
  • United States legal resident
  • Cannot be related to employees of STEM Voice™ Video Competition
Enter the Competition
  • Step 1: Be Creative  Tell us why STEM is important to you – OR – who your STEM hero is and why.  Also you must include in your video what STEM is – OR – explore the interdisciplinary nature of STEM.
  • Step 2: Create your video!  Your video will be availble on the CSBI website after uploading.  Videos over 60 seconds will receive a score of zero, so make sure you’re under a minute! No group submissions will be accepted due to prize configuration.  Only MP4 or MOV files will be acceptected for the competition.  No PowerPoint presentations or online video from sites such as YouTube will be accepted.
  • Step 3: Complete the application and upload your video  The application is required for all submissions. Please fill out the form with a parent or legal guardian – they will need to consent to a multimedia release and accept the terms and conditions. Once we receive your video, we will add it to our playlist housed at the Coalition of State Bioscience Institutes (CSBI) website.
Regional Competitions - SEMIFINALS
  • East Coast Competition  Includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington D.C., West Virginia, Alabama, Tennessee  QUESTIONS?  MdBio Foundation, Ali Main  Email
  • Central Competition  Includes Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, Kentucky, Mississippi  QUESTIONS?  iBIO Institute EDUCATE Center, Ann Reed Vogel  Email
  • West Coast Competition  Includes Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington)  QUESTIONS?  Biocom Institute, Liisa Bozinovi  Email

Video length: 60 seconds

Video formats: MP4 or MOV

The fine print:  Videos over 60 seconds will receive a score of zero, so make sure you’re under a minute! Only MP4 or MOV files will be accepted. No PowerPoint presentations or online video from sites such as YouTube will be accepted.

SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY

Mentor tomorrow’s innovators!  MdBio Foundation is looking for industry professionals to volunteer their time to select our BioGENEius and STEM Voice finalists. No prep work or follow-up commitments are required.  STEM Voice regional judging will take place May 22 – June 8.

Join our panel of STEM Voice Judges


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