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Scientific Minute Video Contest

Applications are invited for the Scientific Minute Video Contest, an event aimed at the scientific release of videos from Latin America and the Caribbean, organized by the Exploratory Science Museum (MC) of the State University of Campinas (Unicamp), Brazil. The awards ceremony takes place on May 30, 2011, during the 12th Network for the Popularization of Science and Technology in Latin America and the Caribbean (RedPop), in the city of Campinas, State of São Paulo, Brazil, from May 29 to June 2.

Taking "Transformation" as its theme, the contest accepts works for the Young Category (participants up to 18 years of age) and the Adult Category. The duration of the videos is required to last from 60 to 120 seconds. They should be registered for just one category within three major fields of knowledge: human and social sciences, exact sciences and technology, and biological sciences. Along with each video submitted for registration, the contestant must present an abstract containing up to 250 words, the production link at YouTube, ownership declaration and assignment of copyright, in addition to production credits and technical data.

Application for registration is invited up to March 11, 2011, at the RedPop Biennial Meeting homepage ( . Registration costs US$ 10 or its corresponding value in Brazilian currency. Contestants are invited to register as many videos as desired. Each registered video is worth the payment of a separate registration fee.

The videos will be awarded in the Young and Adult categories for each corresponding field of knowledge. Each winning video will receive a US$ 500 award. In addition, the awarded videos will be released in the following portals: Revista Fapesp Online, 17ª Mostra Ver Ciências, and Museu Exploratório de Ciências.

About the Event
The Scientific Minute Video is aimed at stimulating, discovering and qualifying the spontaneous, dispersed, or institutional video production within the range of scientific release and broadcast, which might occur through individual initiative and diverse institutional initiatives, such as schools, universities, museums of science and technology, websites, NGOs, cultural centers, science/technology-based companies, among others.
Organized by the Exploratory Science Museum of Unicamp, in association with RedPop, the event is supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology of Brazil (MC&T) and the Museum of Astronomy and Related Sciences (MAST).

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