We scientists must communicate what we do and the value of our research if we want continued government funding. Toward this goal, ASCB’s Committee for Postdocs and Graduate Students (COMPASS) is sponsoring a Share Your Science video contest. The goal of the contest is to increase basic science awareness and improve public attitudes about research funding through short, entertaining videos.

All videos must accomplish three main goals. First, videos must clearly describe your research in a manner that can be easily understood by a non-scientist. Second, videos must clearly explain why your research is important or relevant to the general public. Third, the videos must be engaging. Make an animation with music, sing and/or dance, do a voiceover of your new puppy explaining exosome assembly, the sky is the limit.


  1. You must be a member of the American Society for Cell Biology (join here).
  2. Only one submission per person.
  3. Each video submission must include three main elements:
    1. A clear and concise explanation of your research aimed at a non-scientist audience.
    2. An explanation of the relevance of your research to the general public.
    3. Videos should be engaging, so be creative!

      (We want folks to be as excited about your work as you are.)

  4. Videos should be between 2-3 minutes in length.
  5. Submitted videos should be original content generated for this contest.
  6. All entries will be displayed by ASCB and can be used by the society for science outreach efforts.

For Submission:

This contest will not be offered in 2016.


1st Prize $500

2nd Prize $200

3rd Prize $100

Contact Christina Szalinski if you have any questions.

Past Winners:


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