PLoS is always looking for cool news ways to get people interested in science, which is part of the reason we started PLoS Blogs in the first place. But our friends over at Ars Technica have just raised the bar by hosting a science video contest, where the winner takes home a brand new Canon EOS 7D DSLR/video camera.
The instructions, direct from Ars Technica’s Science Editor, John Timmer:
Your mission (should you choose to accept it) is to use video to explain a scientific concept in terms that a high school science class would not only understand, but actually be interested in watching. The videos must be short (less than three minutes long) and should take advantage of the medium. No narrated PowerPoint presentations—we want your images to move!
You can submit your video into one of three different categories: bio, physical, and math. So pick the flavor of science that suits you best. And Ars has even provided a sample video on their website, courtesy of the talented John Pavlus, a guy who makes science videos for a living.
It’s time to get cracking – entries are due by December 25, 2010!