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Create a short video addressing myths and misrepresentations affecting your science 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 explores the theme of miscommunication or disbelief in science from any perspective - personal or professional, local or global.  Members both in the U.S. and around the world can participate!  

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


Deadline: April 13, 2015

Length: 30-90 seconds

Subject: Share your experience with a commonly misunderstood issue in science


ASM 2015 General Meeting registration and cash award

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

Things to consider: 

  • What are common myths about your science?
  • How has science prevented or dispelled misconceptions about our world?
  • How can scientists better communicate their issues?
  • How has misunderstood science affected you, your country or our global community?

Your video will be judged on:

  • Does your video address the theme?
  • How well you use the key theme to explore the diverse and exciting field of microbiology
  • How well you use creativity to grab attention and make a point
  • Is the content organized and understandable?
  • 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 April 13, 2015.

  • *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.