Global Video Challenge



Calling All Scientists! Show Us Your Science!


How is your microbiology improving the world?  Show us in a short video and you could win big! 

The winner will receive a cash prize and present his or her video at ASM's General Meeting.


ASM is asking our members to create a 30-90 second video that illustrates the impact of their science on the world.  Members both in the U.S. and around the world can participate!  Explore the theme "How is my microbiology making the world a better place" from any perspective - personally, professionally, in your country, in the global community.  


So grab your camera (or cell phone) and go! 


Extended Deadline: January 27, 2014

Length: 30-90 seconds

Subject: Illustrate the impact of your science on the world


ASM 2014 General Meeting registration and cash award

  • First place: $500
  • Second place: $250
  • Third place: $100


Your video will be judged on:

  • How well you use the key theme of the contest to explore the diverse and exciting field of microbiology
  • How well you use creativity to grab attention and make a point
  • Quality of the video (the audio and visuals are clear)


How to submit:

  • Create your video and upload to your personal YouTube account.
  • Submit your video to MicrobeWorld and tag it with "GVC" (Instructional video below)

    (If you don't have a MicrobeWorld account, register by clicking "Join" in the top left. Once you are registered click "submit" to add your video. Don't forget to use the tag "GVC" )

  • Fill out the application form (link below)
  • Submission must be received by January 27, 2014.

  • *Alternatively, you may also mail a DVD or USB Stick with your video file to: 

American Society for Microbiology
Attn: Global Video Challenge
1752 N St, NW, Washington DC 20036

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[1] Please note that ASM is not responsible for any expenses associated with sending any contest materials by mail.