2012 "Living on the Ocean Planet" Video Contest

The National Ocean Sciences Bowl and the National Marine Educators Association are pleased to announce the 2012 "Living on the Ocean Planet" video contest! The goal of this contest is to showcase student-developed original videos that educate the general public about ocean science and marine issues and address the "Essential Ocean Literacy Principles" developed by members of the ocean sciences and education communities.

The theme for this year's contest is "A Sea of Change: Development and Evolution." This theme includes not only biological evolution, but also our growing understanding of marine processes and the adaptations of humans to a changing ocean.

Students currently enrolled in high school are eligible to submit a 2-minute video focusing on this theme and covering one of the seven Ocean Literacy Principles [PDF]. Students are encouraged to work in teams of up to three students.

Awards will be given to winners at both regional and national levels. The 1st-place national winning team will receive a Kodak Playsport Video Camera for each participant, and will have its video posted on the Ocean Today Video Kiosk. The 2nd-place national winning team will receive gift certificates for electronics, and the 3rd-place team will receive copies of Smithsonian Ocean: Our Water, Our World by Deborah Cramer. All three top teams will have their videos posted on the NOSB and Consortium for Ocean Leadership websites.

Submission deadline: January 20, 2012.