I'd like to invite you to join the Science of The City Video Contest

"Make a Two-Minute video About Science of The city!"

It's a project by Co-Creating Cultures (http://co-creating-cultures.com) , The Tech Museum in San Jose, CA (http://www.thetech.org) and other participating museums and institutions.

Full Description

Co-Creating Cultures (http://co-creating-cultures.com) invites you to make a two-minute video for Science of The City!

What kind of science can you find in your city? Explore the science find in your city in a two-minute (or less) video. Look for technology and science principles all around - bicycles, boats, cars, fossils, fountains, mirrors, traffic lights, trees, trains - these are just some examples.

There's science behind everything. Become a science communicator and show us what you found.

Indicate the category for your video in the Full Description of your Project.

"A Finding"
What scientific discovery have you made on the streets of your city?
(see a sample video)

"An Experiment"
Can you use a street, a park or a square to perform an experiment? Show us!
(see a sample video)

"A Question"
Do you have a scientific question about something that happens in the city? Do you have the answer to it? Share it!
(see a sample video)

How to Enter
Step 1. Upload your video to Youtube.com
(YouTube.com accepts QuickTime .MOV, Windows .AVI, or .MPG files)
Step 2. Create a Project describing your video using the button at
Step 3. Enter your video Title, Big Idea, Description, YouTube.com web address (URL) of your video and copy the embed code
from provided by YouTube in the spaces provided.

Selection Criteria
1. Videos must be on topic, clearly aligning with the theme of explaining science concepts through the modern environment.
2. Videos must not exceed two-minutes in length.
3. "Show, don't tell." Use video shots, illustrations, diagrams and more to get your point across. Talking-head videos are strongly discouraged.

Judges for this video contest will be announced on the contest page soon.

Format your video
* Formats: (YouTube.com accepts QuickTime .MOV, Windows .AVI, or .MPG files).
* Length: Two minutes maximum length.
* Resolution: High Definition (HD) is preferred.
* Ratio: 16x9 (this is standard for YouTube) is preferred (landscape).

Dates, deadlines and other details
* Start date: Monday, February 28, 2011.
* End date: Thursday, June 30, 2011.
* Prizes: Total of $1800 in prizes.

$600 Best Video Overall
$300 Best Video in English
$300 Best video in Spanish
$150 Best Video in Category: "A Finding"
$150 Best Video in Category: "An Experiment"
$150 Best Video in Category: "A Question"
$150 People's Choice Award (most votes)
Other local prizes may be offered by participating museums.

* You must be at least 13 years of age to enter.
* The video and audio content must be your own.
* You may enter as many videos as you wish.

* If we select your video for a prize, you will need to upload your original file to
http://thetechvirtual.org in MPEG2 format before prizes are awarded. We will contact you
with details.
* All videos will be covered under Creative Commons Attribution
license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0) for use at The Tech Museum and by other
member museums in The Tech Virtual program. Winning entrants must agree to the Tech Virtual User
Agreement detailed at: http://thetechvirtual.org/user-agreement
* Text credit captions may be added to prize winning videos.
* Videos may be featured on a looping reel of films displayed inside one or more of the participating museums.

Information for museums:
Join this project!
Emai us at info@thetechvirtual.org (English) or cocreatingcultures@gmail.com (English or Spanish) to join the fun.
Here are some ideas!
- Sponsor a prize! (memberships and equipment make great prizes)
- Hold a mini Science of The City video festival event at your location with local stars
- Volunteer to be a judge
- Have your staff make videos.
- Feature your local stars on a screen at your museum.

Thank you and let me know if I can answer any questions.
Bob Ketner