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2014 Kavli Science Video Contest Science in Fiction

Thank you to all who submitted a video for the 2014 Kavli Science Video Contest
and Congratulations to the 2014 winners:

1st Place Winner: Zachary Katko: "Superluminal Communication"

2nd Place Winner: Thomas and Curtis Nishimoto: "Up, Up, and Away : Fact or Fiction?"

3rd Place Winner: Tim Eddy:  "A-Z of Zombies"

People's Choice (tie)

Jonathan Lee: "Love and Intelligence"

Maya Rugama: "Universal Translator"



Interplanetary travel, time travel, telepathy, teleportation, brain powered computers, recombinant DNA, bionic limbs, cyborgs, cryonics. Just some of the far-fetched technologies that have been dreamed up over time, while today's scientists might just be discovering ways to make them become real!

Investigate how science is portrayed in TV, films, and games.  Find an example using a film, TV show, or video game, then compare to what we can do today with current or emerging technologies. Or tell us what science needs to discover to make it really happen.

The more you research, the more you will discover, and you might end up being surprised by what you find out.

Make a video (: 30 -: 90) that shares your discoveries and states your case.


ENTRY PERIOD: NOV. 1, 2013 - MARCH 21, 2014
Go to Contest Entry Form
Contest open to Grades 6-12, International Students and US
1st- $2000
2nd- $750
3rd- $500
People's Choice $250
Additional Prizes include:
Software from Wolfram Mathematica
Free training at Steve Wolfe's Stunt Ranch in Austin, TX

*The National Association of Secondary School Principals has placed this program on the NASSP National Advisory List of Contests and Activities for 2013-2014*


In cooperation with the Science & Entertainment Exchange, a program of the National Academy of Sciences that connects entertainment industry professionals with top scientists and engineers to create a synergy between accurate science and engaging storylines in both film and TV programming.

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