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The Ocean 180 Video Challenge is designed to help scientists share experiences and research in ocean science to the general public.

If you are a published author on an ocean science related topic, we invite you to develop a short (3 minute) video summarizing the results and significance of a recently published study. The winning video abstracts will ultimately be selected by a team of middle school students around the world and will be awarded a total of $13,000 in cash prizes.

By submitting a video abstract, your research has the ability to reach thousands of students from around the world. We hope creating a video helps you develop new skills for sharing your research with a broader audience. In 2016, over 42,000 students in 25 countries viewed and evaluated the top 10 entries.

Want to submit to the 2018 Ocean 180 Video Challenge?

Video abstracts submissions will be accepted from March 1 to March 31, 2018. To learn more about  the Ocean 180 Video Challenge and how to submit an entry for this year's competition, review the  the guidelines and rules here.

New to video and film?

We recommend checking out Vimeo's "Video School". They have a series of recorded lessons for video creation which can be a great resource for new film makers. We have also shared a blog post with tips and advice to help you get started.


Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with questions about creating and submitting your entry to the 2018 Ocean 180 Video Challenge.

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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.