Earth Science Week Video Contest

Create compelling stories about Earth sciences with your camera. Join the 2024 celebration of Earth Science Week by participating in the “Earth Science Connects Us” video contest.

Contest Guidelines

Who can enter?

The video contest is open to individuals or teams of interested persons of any age in any part of the world.

Your video should focus on the topic “Earth Science Connects Us.”

Submit a brief, 30-90 second, original video on how people experience the same earth science processes no matter where they live. How are the ways in which people experience and interact with earth science similar around the world?

Your video entry might take almost any form. A public service announcement? An animated cartoon? A video incorporating your own original music? An audio interview with a family member or even a professional geoscientist? Some other format? You decide. Show how people of various backgrounds around the planet are pushing the barriers of geoscience for Earth and people!

Entries must be suitable for display to a general audience with respect to language, visual content, presentation, themes discussed, and related issues.

All entries must be completed in English, and videos must include content that is entirely understandable to an English-speaking audience.

Must be original, unpublished work

Entries must be composed of original, authentic, unpublished material and must be the sole property of the entrant, not previously submitted to any other contest. Published material includes that which has been posted on the Internet. Videos may include footage shot at the site, animations, computer images, drawings, data, and so on.

In adherence to our commitment to promoting originality and creativity, the Earth Science Week video contest strictly prohibits the use of Artificial intelligence (AI) resources for video manipulation or enhancement to ensure that each submission reflects the genuine skill and creativity of the videographer.

While the copyright for the video and its content is retained by the entrant(s), entering the contest automatically provides AGI the right to display the video online and/or in any public or private settings without restriction.

What do I need to submit?

The video contest is limited to one submission per entrant. A valid submission will contain the following information:

  1. A completed Microsoft Form found here
  2. One video focusing on the topic “Earth Science Connects Us.”
  3. For entrants (individuals or team members) under the age of 18 years old, a release form signed by a parent or guardian will also be required. Click here to download the video contest release form.

NOTE: If a person under the age of 18 appears in the video, they will also need a release form signed by the child’s parent or guardian.

When is the deadline?

All eligible submissions must be received electronically by 8 p.m. ET, Friday, October 18, 2024. Your video submission is considered incomplete until we receive all of these items.

If you have any problems submitting your entry, please e-mail the Earth Science Week staff at