2016 Winners

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2016 Ocean 180 Video Challenge!
The winners of the 2016 Ocean 180 Challenge were selected by 37,387 students in over 1,600 classrooms from 17 countries. Our student judges spent 6 weeks critiquing and evaluating this year's finalists and selecting their favorites based on the videos' creativity and educational value. 
Five teams were honored for their excellence in science communication.  Two entries were awarded first place prizes, one from Category 1 which included entries submitted by amateur teams, and one from Category 2, which included entries created with assistance from professional videographers. Both Category 1 and 2 videos were eligible for second place, third place, and honorable mention.
1st Place (Amateur Category)

A Very Sticky Fish...

Adam Summers, Ian Stevens, and Zach Bivins, University of Washington

1st Place (Professional Category)

Harbor Seal Pups - Diving Into Rehab

Amber Thomas, University of New England and Unbox Science
Parker Young, Unbox Science


2nd Place

The Creative Dolphin: What Dolphins Do When Asked to Vary Their Behavior

Holli Eskelinen, Dolphins Plus
Stan A. Kuczaj, University of Southern Mississippi


3rd Place

Marine Defaunation: Animal Loss in the Global Ocean

Douglas McCauley, University of California, Santa Barbara
Christopher Hanson, Industrial Light & Magic


Honorable Mention

The JetYak

Fiametta Straneo, Lonny Lippsett, and Ken Kostel, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Daniel Cojanu and Elise Hugus, UnderCurrent Productions


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.