Here's a chance to show the world what you love about engineering and science—via online video!
Capture the excitement of competing in the 2.007 design contest... your experience working on a housing redevelopment plan for New Orleans... the nacho cheese fountain, disco dance floor or bathroom status monitor you and your dorm-mates built... Shoot it and show it!
Enter a short video and compete to win an award at the MIT TechTV Expo and up to $1000 in cash prizes. Your submission doesn't have to be polished—think YouTube—it just has to be interesting.
Even if you don't win big, you'll still help launch MIT TechTV (a beta, YouTube-like site), and get a coupon for Anna's Taqueria or Dunkin' Donuts just for submitting one of the first 100 entries! Not only that, your video may support an upcoming outreach website geared to inspire 7th-9th graders across the country, particularly girls and students of color.
Go it alone to show what makes your passion tick, or team up with your friends. Enter a video of 3 minutes or less that's fun, inspiring, or informative—whether it's something you've already completed that meets the guidelines or something you produce especially for the contest. You can use a video camera, a digital camera, even your cell phone!
Sample categories for video submissions
- How Stuff Works
- Just for Fun
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More about the contest
The goals of this contest are to:
- Launch a prototype of MIT TechTV, an interactive website for uploading and viewing multimedia created by the MIT community;
- Generate videos, some of which will support a School of Engineering effort to inspire 7th-9th graders across the country—particularly girls and underrepresented minorities—to develop an interest in math, engineering and science.
MIT's School of Engineering is sponsoring this contest in partnership with Academic Media Production Services (AMPS) .