Call for 2014 YouTube Your Entomology Contest Videos

Annapolis, MD; April 24 2014 – ESA has begun accepting entries for the 2014 YouTube Your Entomology Video Contest. For the sixth year in a row, this contest gives ESA members the opportunity to showcase their talents and creativity through video. Members may submit entries in four different categories:

* Discovery (What is exciting about your research? What did you discover that other entomologists should know?)

* Instruction (Highlight an aspect of entomology that you would like to teach to others.)

* Outreach ( Highlight an aspect of entomology for a non-academic audience.)

* Open category (anything goes, for the uber-creative entomologist)

Videos will be rated on picture quality, sound quality, creativity, and entomological accuracy.

The rules for this year's contest are:

1. Maximum length of video is three minutes (3:00). Longer videos will be disqualified from the contest.

2. At least one producer of the video must be an ESA member.

3. The submitter must send the video to ESA using the (free) YouSendIt program or some other file-sharing tool, and then must contact the ESA office with: 1) video title, 2) brief video description, 3) category (outreach, instruction, discovery, or open), and 4) all producer's name(s). The judging committee retains the right to reassign videos to other categories if the content is deemed more appropriate.

4. Videos must be submitted by midnight (EST) Sunday, September 14, 2014.

All videos will be displayed on the ESA YouTube Channel, and selected winning entries may be shown at the Opening Session of the ESA Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon.

Winners in each category will receive $200.00 and a “Stinger” award.

All file formats that are compatible with YouTube will be accepted. To participate, send your video to Richard Levine at via email or by using,, or by other means. If your video is already on YouTube, email the link to Richard.

The deadline is September 14, 2014.

Click here to view videos from the 2013 contest.

Click here to view videos from the 2012 contest.

Click here to view videos from the 2011 contest.

Click here to view videos from the 2010 contest.

Click here to view videos from the 2009 contest.

If you have problems or questions, contact: Richard Levine, 301-731-4535, ext. 3009, or

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