Important Dates

The timeline for the 2018 Ocean 180 Video Challenge is provided below. Any changes to the dates listed will be updated here as soon as they are made available. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with questions regarding the timeline and deadlines for teachers and scientists.

January 1, 2018 Classroom Registration Opens
March 1, 2018 Ocean 180 Video Challenge Submission Portal Open
March 20, 2018 Classroom Registration Closes (11:59 PT)
March 31, 2018 Video Abstract Deadline (11:59 p.m. PT)
March 31-April 8, 2018 Judging Wave 1: Selection of Top 10 Videos by Panel of Judges
April 9, 2018 Videos of Finalists Available for Viewing
April 9-May 4, 2018 Judging Wave 2: Judging and Voting by Student Judges
May 4, 2018 Student Voting Ends (11:59 PT)
May 11, 2018 Winners Announced

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.