Student Testimonial Contest

Great Minds in STEM (GMiS) invites college students to submit a fun, energetic, and motivational testimonial on GMiS’ impact on their STEM academic and career pathway. The 30-second creative video should address the following:
  • What STEM career are you pursuing and what is your motivation?
  • Share how have you engaged with GMiS –such as a GMiS Scholar, College Captain, Delegate, MentorNet Mentee, and/or Conference Attendee.
  • How has GMiS impacted your academic and career goals and aspirations?

Deadline: 11:59 PM PDT, September 8, 2021

Prizes:
1st Place: $500
2nd Place: $400
3rd Place: $300
6 Honorable Mentions $100

All winners will also receive a complementary All-Access registration for the virtual 2021 GMiS Conference.



Who May Participate:
  • Entrants must be currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate college students, full or part-time
  • There is no entry fee.

Submission:
  • Entries may either be sent to Jonathan Galaviz at [email protected] with the following items:
  • Your YouTube Video Link
  • Title of Video
  • First and Last Name
  • Contact Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • Major Field of Study
  • College/University
  • Classification (F, So, Jr, Sr, M, PHD)
  • Indicate if you are a past GMiS Scholar, College Captain, Delegate, MentorNet Mentee, Conference Attendee, etc.
  • Or be sent to us via a direct message on Instagram @greatmindsinstem with the following information:
  • Title of Video
  • First and Last Name
  • Contact Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • Major Field of Study
  • College/University
  • Classification (F, So, Jr, Sr, M, PHD)
  • Indicate if you are a past GMiS Scholar, College Captain, Delegate, MentorNet Mentee, Conference Attendee, etc.

Announcement:
Winners will be announced on Tuesday, September 14. Winning videos will be shown on the GMiS Conference website. All videos submitted become the property of GMiS and will be used to promote its programs and events on social media.

Rules and Guidelines
  • Entries must be submitted using a YouTube link and emailed to Jonathan Galaviz at [email protected]
  • All entries must be received by Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 11:59 PM PDT.
  • All entries must be a digital video.
  • Students must submit entries as individuals. .
  • The length of the video should not exceed 30 seconds.
  • Props may be used.
  • No copyrighted materials (music, images, etc.) may be used for this contest unless you own the copyright or have a license to use the material for this contest. Written permission must be obtained and provided upon request for all copyrighted materials.
  • No professional assistance is allowed. Adults can be actors or camera holders but not content contributors.
  • The content and language must be G-rated with no cussing, swearing, or inappropriate behavior or gestures.
  • Entrants must be currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate college students, full or part-time.
  • Content must comply with all local and national laws of the country of origin and the United States.
  • Content must not:
  • Promote illegal behavior;
  • Support racial, religious, sexual or other invidious prejudice
  • Advocate sexual or violent exploitation
  • Violate rights established by law or agreement
  • Invade the privacy of any person; or
  • Be otherwise inappropriate as determined by Great Minds in STEM in its sole and conclusive determination.
Disclaimer

Entrants grant Great Minds in STEM the right to use, reproduce, reprint, distribute, perform, and/or display the entrant’s project video, their name and institutional affiliation without further compensation or notification to the entrant. Great Minds in STEM maintains the right to reproduce, reprint, distribute, perform, display, or exhibit the project for advertising, publicity, and promotional purposes on their website, at conferences, or at any other venues. Entrants agree to be bound by the official contest rules and final decisions of the judges.