From Bench to Screen: IBBME launches 2-minute video contest

poster image bench to screen competition

Have you ever wanted to give a TedTalk about the imaging system for cancer detection you’ve been perfecting? Do you find yourself itching to talk about the way your lab uses light to create communication tools for non-verbal children? Have you ever wanted to host your own science and engineering show?

Well, here’s your chance, IBBME! This summer, we’re hosting an amateur video contest. The subject? Your lab projects.

Film your lab, your research program, or just what makes you excited about working at IBBME in under 2 minutes for your chance to win an iPad Air (1st prize), a $100 Gift Card to the Keg (2nd Prize), or a movie pass package for two (3rd prize).

Participants must be working in a lab under the supervision of any IBBME core or cross-appointed faculty. See below for full contest details. Contest closes August 31, 2014.


1. Participants must be working in a lab under the supervision of any IBBME core or cross-appointed faculty.

2. Participants in the contest must obtain permission from their supervisor, as well as any participants captured in the video (video release waivers will be provided by the IBBME communications office, and must be returned, signed, along with a declaration, upon video submission). Submissions can be the work of partners or teams; however, all participants must be acknowledged during the submission process.

N. B.: Other permissions may be required. Participants based in CCBR, for instance, must obtain permission from each of the supervisors on their floor. 

3. Final edited videos can be no longer than 2 minutes and geared towards a general/non-expert audience.

4. Videos may not be professionally shot or edited.

5. Videos can be shot on any camera: cell phone, video camera, etc. Participants who would like to borrow IBBME’s video camera equipment can speak to Erin Vollick ( about sign-out procedures.

6. Final, edited videos must be submitted to Erin Vollick, Senior Communications, Media & Alumni Relations Officer (; RS407), along with a full list of authors,  a signed declaration and signed video releases, no later than August 31st, 2014 on a USB, DVD or electronically.

7. Videos will be judged by a (to be determined) panel.

8. Submissions will be judged upon clarity, content, style, flow, and messaging.

9. All submissions become the property of IBBME. No submissions may be used for external promotional purposes and/or non-Institute marketing.

Contest closes August 31, 2014.