The APS Office of Public Relations and Outreach is excited to announce the 2012 Video Contest!
Let your creative juices flow and help to educate the public about the importance of plant diseases, and how tiny, microscopic beasties can be the scourge of plants! This year, we have three categories to choose from:
Once again, the membership will vote for their favorite videos! Each APS member will be allowed to vote ONE TIME (details to follow in later newsletters). The one entry with the most votes overall will be the Grand Prize Winner and receive $500 and the one entry with the second most votes will be the runner-up and receive $250. The winner of a special “Judges' Choice” award will also receive $250.
Video entries are due on June 1, 2012 June 15, 2012 by 5 p.m.
Submit your video here: http://www.scientificsocieties.org/aps/videocontest/
Any APS member may submit a video to the contest, even those that have won a prize in previous years. For any individual graduate student or graduate student group that wins a cash prize, the money will be given to the chair of your department for distribution. All other APS members will receive the money with the intention that it will be shared with those involved in the video process. In order to include all APS members in the competition, winners can have the award money given to an affiliated 501(c)(3) non-profit or can donate the award to the APS Foundation.
The results, announced at the 2011 APS-IAPPS Joint Meeting in Hawaii, are in!Grand Prize, Winner of $500"R gene Interactions"Kishore Chittem, North Dakota State University(also received First Place prize in Central concepts in Plant Pathology category)
First Place: It's A Microbial World After All, Receives an APS logo Flip camera"A Soybean Aphid Legend"Xiao Yang, Virginia Tech
Judges Choice, Receives an APS logo Flip camera"The Gene-for-Gene Hypothesis, Demystified" Sara Thomas, University of Georgia
2010 Pythium Suppression and Vermicomposting (Cornell University)
2008Ohio State UniversityVirginia Tech