The USA Science & Engineering Festival, in association with the Kavli Foundation, has launched the Science in Fiction video contest.

Using scenes from popular science fiction movies and TV shows, and video games, Gr. 6-12 students will create :30-:90 videos that investigate how science fictional scenes could be realized using current and developing technologies. The video contest culminates in a popular awards show, hosted by Bill Nye, as part of the Festival, which returns to Washington, D.C. on April 26-27, 2014.

The contest officially opens for entries on Nov. 1, 2013 and closes Mar. 21, 2014. First prize is $2000 cash prize and a travel stipend to travel to Washington D.C. for the Expo. The second prize is $750 and the third prize is $500. The People’s Choice Award prize is $250.

For more information please visit the contest website:

http://www.usasciencefestival.org/2014-festival/2014-contests/kavli-video-contest-2013-2014.html

Learn more about how teachers can use our video contest  in the science classroom:

http://scienceblogs.com/usasciencefestival/2013/11/19/next-generation-learning-with-the-kavli-science-in-fiction-video-contest/

Contact Stacy Jannis with any questions about the contest. Phone: 301.585.3981