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Brain Awareness Video Contest

  • Published18 Mar 2022
  • Reviewed5 Oct 2022
  • Source BrainFacts/SfN
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The 2022 Brain Awareness Video Contest Winners:

First PlaceNeuroscience for Kids: How Does Our Brain Create Flavor? by Nikki Frazer.

Second PlaceThe Science Behind the Cocktail Party Effect by Piper Rennerfeldt.

Third PlaceCircadian Rhythm: The Clock that Keeps on Ticking by Sean Gay.

• People's ChoiceLab Grown Mini Brain by Arpan Parichha.


1. First place: $4,000 and complimentary registration to Neuroscience 2023 in Washington, D.C.
2. Second place: $500
3. Third place: $250
4. People’s Choice: $500

Read the 2023 rules and regulations

Five tips to creating a great video:

  1. Be professional.
    • Pay attention to lighting and audio quality!
  2. Be concise. 
    • 50 percent of viewers tune out after 3 minutes. 
  3. Know your audience.
    • Drop the jargon and make it relevant and easy to understand. 
  4. Be entertaining. 
    • Use humor, a quick pace, and creative production. 
    • Take advantage of what’s around you: white board drawings do well, so do videos shot in the lab or other interesting settings. 
  5. Be unique. 
    • Videos about surprising and quirky facts are popular. 
    • Come up with a great title.
      • Accurately convey the video’s content.
      • Lists and questions tend to do well.

Don't forget to access these free tools to help with your video submission.


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