2018 Winners

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2018 Ocean 180 Video Challenge!
The winners of the 2018 Ocean 180 Challenge were selected by 21,000 students in over 900 classrooms around the world. Our student judges spent 4 weeks critiquing and evaluating this year's finalists and selecting their favorites based on the videos' creativity and educational value. 
Five teams were honored for their excellence in science communication.  Two entries were awarded first place prizes, one from Category 1 which included entries submitted by amateur teams, and one from Category 2, which included entries created with assistance from professional videographers. Both Category 1 and 2 videos were eligible for second place, third place, and honorable mention.
1st Place (Amateur Category)
Coral Reef Rescue: Save the Parrotfishes!
Joseph Pawlik and Boston Dang, University of North Carolina, Wilmington

1st Place (Professional Category)
Drifting in the Gulf
Guillaume Novelli and Laura Bracken Chaibongsai, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami
Patrick Rynne, Waterlust


2nd Place
Where Do Sharks Spend Most of Their Time?
Neil Hammerschlag, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami
Fiona Graham and Patrick Rynne, Waterlust


3rd Place
Palmyra Atoll Reef Sharks
Douglas McCauley, Julie Cohen, Alex Parraga, and Jessie Ward O'Sullivan,  UC Santa Barbara


Honorable Mention
Diet Secrets of the Deep and Fathomous
Anela Choy, Steven Haddock, Bruce Robison, Susan Von Thun, and Kyra Schlining, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute 


By the Numbers

Over 40,000 students in 50 US states, the US Virgin Islands, and 25 countries participated as judges in the 2016 Ocean 180 Video Challenge.