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.
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 their research and the significance of their programs to the broader scientific community.
Watch the 2019 Winning Videos:
- To Bee Or Not To Bee Documentary: We Are All A Part Of The Solution - Jaeson Clayborn, PhD, Florida International University (1st Place)
- Solitary Royals - Nicole Brown and Rachel Roth, Great Plains Nature Center (2nd Place)
Watch the 2017 Winning Videos:
- Building Bee Habitat in Your Backyard
- Life History of Bees
- Life Cycle of the Squash Bee (Peponapis pruinosa)
- Driving Change: Pollinator Conservation in the Urban Landscape
Watch the 2017 Honorable Mention Videos:
- The Lives and Deaths of the Alfalfa Leafcutting Bee
- The American Bumblebee
- Honeybees: Our True Soulmates
- Collecting the Swarm
Contest videos will be used by P-IE for increasing awareness about pollinators and pollinator-related issues.
P-IE Pollinator Video Contest Guidelines
- At least one producer must be an ESA P-IE member - Student, Student Transition, Early Career Professional, Regular, Honorary, or Emeritus.
- Videos must be new - created after November 2018.
Video Creation Rules:
- Videos should address any one (or subset) of the topics listed above.
- Videos should not include any reference to ESA or P-IE.
- Videos should not be available to a public domain until the end of the contest.
- 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.
- 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).
- Videos should include a Credits section listing contributors (i.e. John Doe as Videographer, Jane Deer as Graphics Design, Mary Joe as Screenwriter, etc.).
Video entries to be judged by the P-IE Pollinator Committee will be evaluated on:
|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|
For questions related to the contest, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.