April 21, 2019

*Deadline Extended* WSASAS Three Minute Video Competition

Graduate Student Three-Minute Video Competition - Western Section, American Society of Animal Science (WSASAS) 

PURPOSE: To provide graduate students with an opportunity to develop oral communication skills to explain scientific research to a general audience.

ELIGIBILITY AND REQUIREMENTS: Graduate students must be current members of WSASAS. Students may compete in the WSASAS Graduate Student Three-Minute Video Competition as many times as they desire during their MS and PhD programs.


  • Presentations must be three minutes or less. Videos over three minutes will be disqualified.
  • One prop or static image may be used to supplement the presentation.
  • Participants can present on a thesis, dissertation, or other substantial research project.
  • Extended: Deadline for video submission is May 1, 2019 at 11:59 PM CST.
  • Avoid using technical jargon.
  • Presentation should convey a positive image on animal industry.
  • IMPORTANT: After creation of the video, students should contact Kacie McCarthy (kacie.mccarthy@ndsu.edu)  or Kathryn Smith (ksmith92@nmsu.edu) to obtain information for video upload and submission, and to submit the signed release form(s). 

AWARDS: Contestants are encouraged to attend the WSASAS Awards Banquet. WSASAS will cover banquet fees for Three-Minute Video Competition winners. First, second, and third place winners will receive a cash award at the banquet and their video submissions will be presented at that time. Winning participants’ videos will be available on the WSASAS website.

JUDGING: Videos will be scored by three judges. A score sheet linked below.

EXAMPLES/TIPS: The following links are good examples videos from a similar competition.