Video Competition

2018 Northeast Video Competition

This year, the NE ADSA/ASAS will be holding its second annual graduate student video abstract competition.  These videos will allow graduate students in the Northeast to present their research in a non-traditional format, use creative techniques and new technologies, and practice their scientific communication skills. The five-minute videos should focus on an aspect of the student’s research, and educate the viewer on the importance of the work to the field of animal science. The videos should be informative to scientists and non-scientists and should focus on the results and impact of the research. Students are encouraged to be creative! Full details and submission guidelines are available below.  For additional details, contact Sarah Reed (

Northeast ASAS/ADSA Graduate Student Thesis Video Competition 

The main purposes of the video thesis competition are to provide graduate students with opportunities to:

-       Present their research in a non-traditional format

-       Use creative presentation techniques and new technologies

-       Practice scientific communication skills and discussing the importance of their research

Participants will submit a five-minute video related to original work being performed as part of their thesis or dissertation research in any area of animal science. Following review by the judges, some or all of the participants may be asked to join a virtual call/meeting to answer questions from the panel of judges, which may be used to clarify points from the video or assess understanding of the subject.

Videos will be published and citable as part of the ASAS Image Gallery.

 Competition Guidelines

  • Videos should educate the viewer on the overall objective(s) and findings of the work and importance of the work to the animal science field.  The videos should be informative to scientists and non-scientists and should focus on the results and impact of the research.
  • Participants must be members of the NE ASAS/ADSA and a graduate student in an animal science or dairy science program as of the time of submission.
  • Videos must be submitted by midnight (EST) on May 15, 2018.
  • Videos over 5 minutes will be disqualified.
  • Students are encouraged to use creativity when creating their videos.  Use of inappropriate language or visuals will result in disqualification. Other individuals may appear in the video but students must submit as an individual. A signed release is required for all individuals appearing in the video.
  • IMPORTANT: After creation of the video, students should contact Sarah Reed ( to obtain information for video upload and submission, and to submit the signed release form(s).  


Awards will be presented to the top three participants as cash awards.  First place will receive $300, second place will receive $200, and third place will receive $100.

Judging Criteria

 Knowledge of the subject – 30 points

            Did the video provide a sufficient background to understand the importance of the research?

            Were the results presented accurately?

            Was the impact of the research discussed?      

Comprehension – 20 points

            Did the video explain technical material in an understandable and concise manner?

            Did the video follow a clear and logical sequence? 

Communication – 30 points

Did the video capture the audience’s attention?        

Was the topic and its significance appropriately communicated?

            Was there adequate depth of information presented?

            Was the information presented in a way that was understandable to scientists and non-scientists?

Effectiveness of visual aids – 10 points

            Was the information presented in a creative, unique way?

 Production quality – 10 points

            Audio quality, visual quality, editing quality


Videos will be scored by three judges.


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