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Contest: Science Video. July 15, 2010

Kavli FoundationExtended Deadline: August 31, 2010. Level: Grades K-12.

The deadline for the Kavli Science Video Contest has been extended to August 31, 2010!

Students K-12 are invited to enter the 2010 USA Science & Engineering Festival Kavli Science Video Contest with videos that are creative, surprising, and “contagious,” capable of spreading science enthusiasm to others. Prizes include a screening on the National Mall, money  and possibly even a trip to the Science Expo in Washington D.C.

Videos might explore a scientific concept, show us the wonders of nature, give us a glimpse into the future, show us what scientific discovery has done for us in the past or will do for us in the future, introduce us to a great scientist or engineer, tell us why you think science is so cool or simply show us why we should care about science and/or engineering.

Sponsored by The Kavli Foundation and conducted in partnership with SciVee, the contest opened on April 1, 2010 and closes on August 31, 2010.


All prize money to go towards science education at the students’ school, home school network, after-school program, science club or any other organization the student is representing for the purpose of this contest. HD Camcorder and gift certificate(s) go directly to the student or student team.

The amount of travel stipend will vary based on location of the winner(s). The Kavli Foundation will present the winner(s) with their award check during a ceremony as part of the USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo on the National Mall on October 23 and 24, 2010.

  • 1st prize: $1,000, plus $500 electronics gift certificate; OR HD Camcorder (valued up to $500), plus a travel stipend to travel to Washington DC for the Expo.
  • 2nd prize: $500, plus $250 electronics gift certificate
  • 3rd prize: $250, plus $125 electronics gift certificate
    People’s Choice Award: $250

The winning videos will be screened during the USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo on the National Mall and at other key Festival events.

Read more about entering the contest and requirements for the video here.

Click here to review the OFFICIAL RULES.

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