P-IE Pollinator Video Contest

ESA’s P-IE Section’s Pollinator Video Competition is now open!

The P-IE Pollinator Video Contest provides opportunities to P-IE members to develop quality YouTube videos on specific topics and compete for prizes. Videos can be developed individually by a P-IE member, or as part of a team where at least one individual is a P-IE member. New videos should be developed and submitted by the deadline of October 25, 2019

Videos should address any one (or subset) of the following topics. There will be two prizes of $500 (1st place) and $250 (runner-up) for each of the two categories:

  • Pollinator/Pollination Biology and Ecology
  • Pollinator Research Program Highlights

    P-IE Pollinator Video Contest winners will be notified before the Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) in 2019. Winning videos will be showcased during the P-IE Networking Sessions during the Annual Meeting and both winning videos and honorable mentions will be incorporated into the ESA Pollinator Library, to be used by P-IE for increasing awareness about pollinators and pollinator-related issues. If you have questions, please send an email to pievideocontest@gmail.com. Pollinator Education videos should address any one (or subset) of the following topics, but preference will be given to novel topics not well covered elsewhere:

    Bee Biology and Life Cycle
    • Description of known life histories
    • Rearing methods of various bee species
    Public Safety and Awareness
    • Distinguishing between wasps, bees that sting and those that don’t
    • Avoidance and treatment of bee stings
    Bees as Model Systems
    • Social Behavior and Cognition
    Protection of Bees
    • Protecting bees in agricultural/urban/residential settings
    • Pollinator-friendly IPM (ICP)
    Forage and Habitat
    • Establishment of habitat for promotion of bees
    • Relationship between land use/landscape changes and malnutrition in bees
    Importance of bees
    • Ecological services provided by managed bees and wild bees

    Pollinator Research Program Highlight videos must showcase current research focused on the biology, ecology, and or behavior of pollinators or that address pollinator health issues. These videos are excellent opportunities for students and faculty to share about their research and the significance of their programs to the broader scientific community.

    Watch the 2017 Winning Videos:

    Watch the 2017 Honorable Mention Videos:

    Contest videos will be used by P-IE for increasing awareness about pollinators and pollinator-related issues. 

    P-IE Pollinator Video Contest Guidelines

    Eligibility Criteria:
    1. At least one producer must be an ESA P-IE member - Student, Student Transition, Early Career Professional, Regular, Honorary, or Emeritus. 
    2. Videos must be new - created after November 2018. 
    Video Creation Rules:
    1. Videos should address any one (or subset) of the topics listed above.
    2. Videos should not include any reference to ESA or P-IE.
    3. Videos should not be available to a public domain until the end of the contest. 
    4. Pollinator Research Program Highlight videos must (a) indicate the institution where the research is being conducted, (b) credit funding sources, (c) showcase current research related to the biology, ecology, and or behavior of pollinators and or that address pollinator health issues.
    5. Videos should include a proper scientific reference cited section, which should also be included in the video description. Information should be obtained from valid literature resources (i.e. not Wikipedia).
    6. Videos should include a Credits section listing contributors (i.e. John Doe as Videographer, Jane Deer as Graphics Design, Mary Joe as Screenwriter, etc.).
    Evaluation Criteria:

    Video entries to be judged by the P-IE Pollinator Committee will be evaluated on:

    Criteria Scoring
    Generality and importance of topic 10 points
    Compelling storyline 15 points
    Ease of understanding by a broad audience 15 points
    Accuracy of pollinator content with current references 30 points
    Quality of the video (sound, picture, transitions) 30 points
    Total 100 points

    For questions related to the contest, send an email to pievideocontest@gmail.com.

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