The USA Science & Engineering Festival, in association with the Kavli Foundation, has launched the Science in Fiction video contest.
Using scenes from popular science fiction movies and TV shows, and video games, grades 6-12 students will create :30-:90 videos that investigate how science fictional scenes could be realized using current and developing technologies. The video contest culminates in a popular awards show, hosted by Bill Nye, as part of the Festival, which returns to Washington, D.C. on April 26-27, 2014. The contest officially opens for entries on Nov. 1, 2013 and closes March 21, 2014. First prize is $2,000 cash prize and a travel stipend to travel to Washington D.C. for the Expo. The second prize is $750 and the third prize is $500. The People’s Choice Award prize is $250.
Visit the contest website for more information.