March 2023

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NIH Teen Video Contest

The future of science depends on the young people of today. If you’re a teen who loves science, you can enter the Eye on the Future Teen Video Contest. NIH’s National Eye Institute created the contest so they could hear from the next generation of scientists.

Videos can be created in three different categories. “Science in Your World” shows what science means to you and its role in your life. “Science in the Field or Lab” shares something you’ve learned about science and its importance. “Science in Your Future” highlights the role that science will play in our future lives.

Teens currently in high school and living in the U.S. can enter. Videos can be as short as 30 seconds or up to three minutes long. You can work on your own or team up with one or two friends.

Three first-place winners will be selected—one in each category. Videos will be judged based in part on scientific accuracy, creativity, and relevance.

Creators of the winning videos will receive $2,000 in cash and a free trip to the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The NIH visit will be a day of science, networking, and fun!

The deadline for video submission is April 16, 2023. Learn more about contest rules and get tips for video creation.