P-IE Pollinator Video Contest

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. 

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

The following prizes will be awarded:

  • Short Video: 3 minutes (max): Four prizes, $750 USD each
  • Long Video: 15 minutes (max): Two prizes, $1,000 USD each

Videos should address any one (or subset) of the following topics:

  • Pollinator Biology and Life Cycle
    • Description of life history of one or more species
    • Rearing of bees and other pollinators
  • Importance of Bees
    • Ecological services provided by managed bees and wild bees
    • Anthropological/cultural importance of bees
  • Pollinator Decline and Pollinator Protection
    • Declines of managed and wild pollinator species
    • Protection and conservation of pollinators
  • Public Safety and Awareness
    • Distinguishing between wasps, bees that sting, and those that don't sting
    • Avoidance and treatment of bee stings

Other subtopics that align with the main topics are welcome. For questions related to the topics or subtopics or clarifications on whether a particular subtopic is acceptable, send an email to pievideocontest@gmail.com

New videos should be developed and submitted by the extended deadline of October 25, 2017

P-IE Pollinator Video Contest winners will be notified before the Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) in 2017. Winning videos will be showcased during the P-IE Networking Sessions during the Annual Meeting. 

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 2016. 
Video Creation Rules:
  1. Videos can be entered for the short (3-minutes max) or long (15-minutes max) video contest. 
  2. Videos should address any one (or subset) of the topics listed above.
  3. Videos should not include any reference to ESA or P-IE.
  4. Videos should not be available to a public domain until the end of the contest. 
  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.).
Contest Guidelines:

Complete the P-IE Pollinator Video Contest Entry Form along with the link of your YouTube video. Extended submission deadline is October 25, 2017

Evaluation Criteria:

Video entries to be judged by the P-IE Pollinator Committee will be evalutated 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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