The National Science Foundation (NSF) invites anyone involved with NSF-supported work in the mathematical sciences to submit a short video (up to 3 minutes) that showcases your work in a way that is exciting and accessible to a broad audience. The NSF We Are Mathematics Video Competition aims to bring mathematics to life in a way that can help to break down barriers for those who may not otherwise understand what it means to do advanced mathematics or conduct research in the mathematical sciences.
Click here for a recording of the informational webinar held on November 8th.
Read the rules, eligibility, and video submission requirements.
Register at the top of this site -- make sure you have your NSF award number!
Write a brief, non-technical description of your project.
Identify the appropriate submission level for your video and submit it through this site. Don’t forget to include all required forms with your entry!
Videos will be evaluated by a panel of judges, based on the following (click on the Judging Criteria link above for further details):
Clarity and accuracy of mathematical concepts and ideas (20%)
Communicating mathematics in an accessible and exciting way (40%)
Artistic and technical quality (20%)
The judges will select a winning entry for each of the following levels:
Level 1: K-12 or Undergraduate: $3000 Prize!
Level 2: Graduate: $3000 Prize!
Level 3: Postdoctoral or Early-Career: $3000 Prize!
Level 4: Mid- or Advanced-Career: $3000 Prize!
In addition to the winners determined by the formal judging, there will be a People’s Choice Award determined by public voting. The People’s Choice Award will not include a monetary prize but will include public recognition and promotion of the participants and their work.
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Registration and entries accepted through the website.
11:59 pm EST.
SEMI-FINALISTS POSTED FOR PUBLIC VOTING
The submission period has started for this phase.
If you change, add or remove elements from this entry form, previously submitted entries will be altered.
Please be sure to communicate these changes to your participants, so they can unsubmit their entries and edit them if necessary.