What you can’t explain in 3 minutes

Over the past two years, scientists have proved that you can do a lot in 3 minutes. Dozens of ocean scientists submitting to Ocean 180 have successfully explained the results, meaning, and significance of a recent publication in their entries, fitting it all into a beautiful and concise 180-second long video abstract. The time limit is, without a doubt, a…

Dolphins, Drones, and Giant Clams…Oh My!

After nearly 2 months of careful deliberation, thoughtful evaluation, and thorough score-keeping, the top 4 entries in the 2015 Ocean 180 Video Challenge have been announced! Throughout January and February, over 37,000 middle school students in 336 schools and across 21 countries were asked to view and critique each of the top 10 entries to this year’s Challenge. After reviewing all…

Questions? We’ve got answers!

Wondering if you’re eligible to submit an entry to Ocean 180? Thinking about starting your video abstract, but not sure what to include? Curious about how we select the finalists? Maybe you just want to learn more about the Challenge and what we’re up to. While most information for scientists and teachers is posted on…

Submission Portal Now Open!

October is slowly making it’s mark as one of our favorite months. It ushers in all those fall season favorites, like beautiful foliage, excuses to eat way too much candy corn, cooler weather, pumpkin flavored everything…and the Ocean 180 Video Challenge. On October 1, the 2015 Ocean 180 Video Challenge officially opened its submission portal. Ocean scientists…

Updated Judging Rubrics

We’re just one month away from opening submissions for the 2015 Ocean 180 Video Challenge! As the submission period for scientists inches closer and closer, we hope you’re already hard at work scheming up your entry for this year. For those who might be starting an Ocean 180 submission (or even just considering it), it’s helpful…

New to video? No problem.

Creating an Ocean 180 video abstract might sound like a great idea, but filming and editing may not be skills you have had the chance to develop in your career. Looking at the finalists from last year might leave you feeling equal parts impressed, inspired, and intimidated. But it may be easier than you think, even for the novice…

What Makes a Winning Video Abstract?

Fitting your research into 3 minutes is not an easy job. In fact, most scientists who created video abstracts last year remarked it was the most difficult part of the challenge. There are a multitude of stories from your research, great moments and experiences that led to your results. Unfortunately, 180 seconds isn’t always enough…

2015 Guidelines Announced!

It feels like the 2014 Ocean 180 Video Challenge just wrapped up, but we’re already setting our sights on 2015. Last week, our team released updated guidelines for this year’s Challenge. At first glance, it looks pretty similar to 2014- Ocean scientists with recent publications, 3 minute video abstracts, middle school student judges. Yup, all…