Video Selection and Judging

Initial screening and selection of the top 10 videos will be conducted ifrom March 31-April 8, 2018 by a panel of scientists and communication experts, including representatives from academia, industry, and government.  Entries will be judged using a rubric that takes into account the content and technical quality of the video, including creativity, visual impact, clarity, language, and relevance. A copy of the rubric is available here.
The top three video abstracts will be selected by 6th-8th graders (~10-13 years old) in registered classrooms around the world from April 9-May 4, 2018. Each class will be eligible to vote for up to three (3) videos from the ten finalists.  The three videos that receive the most votes will be awarded cash prizes. Student judges will use a classroom rubric as a guideline for selecting the winners. The winning video abstracts will be announced on May 11, 2018 and posted to the Ocean 180 Video Challenge website.

By the Numbers

Over 40,000 students in 50 US states, the US Virgin Islands, and 25 countries participated as judges in the 2016 Ocean 180 Video Challenge.