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GMiS Announces 2022 Student Video Contest

Are you active on TikTok, Instagram or YouTube? Do you have a story to tell about your experience pursuing a STEM degree? Then this contest is for you!

Create a 30-second video showcasing the STEM career you are pursuing, what motivates you to achieve your dream job, and how Great Minds in STEM has had impacted those career goals and aspirations. The GMiS tie-in can include a Viva Technology program you participated in as a student or college captain, your experience at the GMiS conference, or you selection as a past GMiS Scholar, to name just a few.

But above all, we want your video to include a message that helps inspire future generations of STEM talent!

1st Place: $300
2nd Place: $200
3rd Place: $100

The video should be delivered in an upbeat manner that exudes positive and encouragement. You submission should also be appropriate for pre-collage students and encourage them to pursue a STEM degree.

You are encouraged to get creative with the setting and backdrop of your video, and feel free to use props and costumes as well. The content and language should be G-rated, so no cursing, swearing, or inappropriate behavior, clothing, or gestures. Entrants must be attending undergraduate or graduate college classes full or part-time as of spring semester or summer term 2022.

DEADLINE: Friday, July 8, 2022, 11:59 PM PT

Scoring Criteria:
• Message: How uplifting or inspiring in your video?
 Pre-College relevance: How well does this motivate K-12 students to pursue STEM?
• Tone: How fun, upbeat and creative is your video?

*Honorable mentions will be recognized on the Great Minds in STEM Conference Website

How to Submit:
1) Upload to your personal YouTube page, save as unlisted.

2) Send an email confirmation to Mayra Ventura at and include the following items:

a. Name
b. Your YouTube Video Link
c. Video Title
d. Cell Phone / Contact Number
e. School Name
f. Major
g. School City, State

In case you have more questions, visit this helpful video resource: How To Upload Videos To YouTube 2021

Winners Announcement:
Winning videos will be shown during the Student Leadership Awards Show. All videos submitted become the property of GMiS and can be used to promote STEM careers.