Submitted by Holly Hewitt, GSLC Communications Subcommittee Chair
Last year, the Graduate Student Leadership Committee (GSLC) launched its inaugural “YouTox Video Challenge,” and we look forward to hosting the contest again this year!
We hope you took tips from your favorite stars while watching the Emmys last week- because the winning videos receive cash prizes (which may even get your foot in the door to get that golden statue someday)!
Graduate students and postdocs are encouraged to work together with faculty, staff, and other members of their laboratories to create a video that answers the question “Why Did I Become a Toxicologist?”
Video submissions will be judged based on creative impact, success in addressing the theme, and clarity of content. Aunts, uncles, neighbors, baristas, and bartenders should all be able to understand your video—save topic proposals for your dissertation and “Dance Your PhD” at another conference.
Videos should be less than five minutes in length and capture the hearts of all who watch it. Get out your camera reels and start capturing those candid moments in the lab—show the world that notoriously introverted scientists really can have fun!
Check out last year’s winning video (YouTox Video Challenge winner) and see if you can beat the competition! Maybe the winning video this year will be a late night infomercial? Music video? Public service announcement? Game show? Comedy sketch?
Submit videos to Jessica Roberts by 12:00 noon on January 15, 2014. Videos will be played at the grad student/postdoc mixer in Phoenix!
Good luck to all the aspiring actors, videographers, key grips, make-up artists, special effects wizards………….
-The GSLC Communications Subcommittee