Nutrition Science Video Contest

Nutrition information is everywhere.

Conversations about nutrition and health are now common in the media and in the lives of many consumers, as they become increasingly aware of and interested in the health benefits of certain foods and food components. However, not everyone understands how to evaluate the nutrition information they come across to determine which information is fact versus fiction.

Let’s help the public better understand nutrition research.

ASN has established a video competition, the Understanding Nutritional Science competition, to promote the creation of short videos that will showcase to the lay public nutrition research topics and their impact on public health. The video competition will help educate the public about nutrition research and teach consumers the impact of nutrition research on public health, encouraging them to investigate nutrition information they come across in a scientific manner.

Download PDF of Rules and Guidelines

Entry period closed February 28, 2020. Thanks for all of your entries!

2019 Winners

First Place

TX Sprouts: Cultivating Healthier Lives

Matthew Landry
University of Texas at Austin

Sarvenaz Vandyousefi
University of Texas at Austin

Reem Ghaddar
University of Texas at Austin

Fiona Asigbee
University of Texas at Austin

Jaimie Davis
University of Texas at Austin

Second Place

The Science of a Calorimeter

Deb Dutcher
Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University

Third Place

Germ Free Mice in Research

Lauren Brink
University of Arkansas for Medical Science

V. Laxmi Yeruva, PhD
Arkansas Children’s Nutrition Center

Katelin Matazel, MS
Arkansas Children’s Hospital

Full Contest Details

Who Can Enter

Open to ASN members only.

Videos may be created by individuals or teams of up to 5 individuals, all ASN members. (“Team members” do not include people who appear in the video but don’t make any other substantive contributions to the submission).

How to Enter

1. Create a video that is 30 seconds up to 2 minutes long that communicates in lay language the important nutrition research you are conducting and how it will benefit public health.

2. Post your video online to YouTube, Vimeo, or another video sharing website (and comply with all rules and regulations of YouTube, Vimeo, etc. including permission to use any music included in the video, as well as rights to show the individuals depicted in the video) by February 28, 2020 at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST).

All entries must be received during the entry period to be eligible (through February 28, 2020). ASN is not responsible for late, lost, or misdirected entries that are not received in a timely manner, or are lost due to computer or electronic malfunction or other error, or due to inaccessibility of the Internet or portions thereof. 

Winning Submissions

An ASN selection panel will vote on the top three finalists. ASN will award the first place individual/team with one-year membership to ASN and free registration to Nutrition 2020. If there are second and third place individuals/teams, they will receive free ASN On Demand for Nutrition 2020 (second place), and complimentary ASN membership for one year (third place), respectively.

The first place video will be shown during Nutrition 2020 in Seattle, WA, May 30-June 2, 2020. 

All finalists must provide the original video file to ASN, and sign releases that allow ASN to use the video for publicity on ASN’s website, YouTube channel, social media, and more. By submitting any video to the competition, entrants hereby grant ASN and its affiliates, subsidiaries, licensees and assigns, an irrevocable, perpetual and royalty-free right to use, reproduce, edit, display, transmit, prepare derivative works of, modify, publish and otherwise make use of the submitted video in any and all media, whether now known or hereinafter created, throughout the world and for any purpose. In addition to other things, the rights granted to ASN include but are not limited to the right to censor, compress, edit, feature, caption, affix logos to, and to otherwise alter or make use of the submitted video. By submitting any video to the competition, the entrant acknowledges and agrees that any content submitted may be made available for viewing, voting and comment on by the public, and understands that comments with which the entrant disagrees or is unhappy about may be published or otherwise become associated with any submitted video. Entrants hereby waive any privacy expectations that they may have with respect to any video submitted to the competition.

Acceptance of a prize constitutes the prize winner’s permission for ASN to use prize winner’s name and likeness for advertising and/or promotional purposes worldwide and in all forms of media in perpetuity without further compensation or authorization. Potential winners will be required to execute prize claim documents. Prizes are not transferable and not assignable. No substitutions of prizes will be allowed.

Evaluation

All submissions will be evaluated by an internal panel of ASN members, primarily from ASN’s Public Information Committee. All submissions will be evaluated using the following criteria and selected based on the aggregate of three scores:

  • Creativity and originality of video
  • Accuracy of nutritional science communicated
  • Potential impact on the lay public

The selection panel will vote on the top three finalists.

Eligibility and Rules

To be eligible to win, an individual or team entrant —

  1. Must comply with all the requirements set forth herein, including that all entrants must be willing to cover the travel/lodging for at least one team member to attend Nutrition 2020 if their video is selected as a finalist;
  2. Must be at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry;
  3. Must be an ASN member in good standing; and

All individual members of a team must meet the eligibility requirements. (Note: “Team members” do not include people whose only contribution is appearing in the video. Minors can appear in the video, as long as the necessary consents have been given. By submitting an entry, individuals or teams confirm that they have the right, including any required permission of individuals depicted in the video, to publicly display the video.)

The video competition is subject to all applicable federal laws and regulations. By participating in the video competition, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these video competition guidelines and the decisions of the American Society for Nutrition (“ASN”) which shall be final and binding in all respects. By submitting any video to the competition, entrants hereby represent and warrant that the submitted video or information does not and shall not infringe on any copyright or other right of any third party, and entrant has the right to grant any and all rights and licenses granted to ASN herein, including but not limited to all necessary rights under copyright, free and clear of any claims or encumbrances. ASN may, but shall have no obligation to, post, display or otherwise make publicly available any content submitted, and may, in its sole and unfettered discretion, remove, edit, modify or delete any portion of the video or information that you submit to the competition.


Entry Period is Now Closed.

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