Fall Student Video Challenge

Excited about biotech? Like to tell stories? Know how to use a camera?

The CBB student ambassador team is hosting a Video Challenge competition for all UW students this fall!

Deadline: Nov 9, 2018, 11:59pm

Prizes: 1st - $400, Runner up - $100

About: We want you to get creative with telling a story about something related to biotechnology and bioengineering. It should be about something advanced enough that it would be taught in a university-level course, whether that's a first-year course or even a graduate-level course. You can assume your audience has a good high-school-level education.


  • Must be no longer than 3 minutes
  • Must be on a somewhat specific topic related to biotechnology or bioengineering (e.g. gene editing, bioinformatics, tissue engineering, etc.) 

Submission process: Please post your video on YouTube (unlisted is fine), and send the link to uwcbbambassadors@gmail.com by the deadline along with your name and email address, program, and term. If submitting as a team, please include information for all team members.

Note: With submission of your video in this competition, you agree to allow the CBB to freely use your video on social media, and posted on the CBB website.

Judging: The video will be judged by CBB members using the following criteria:

  • Engagement
  • Illumination
  • Creativity
  • Difficulty

This competition is based loosely on the Breakthrough Junior Challenge hosted by Breakthrough Prize Foundation. More info (and possible inspiration) can be found here: https://breakthroughjuniorchallenge.org

CBBSATFor more information email uwcbbambassadors@gmail.com