PBS Series Launches Online Video Contest for Teens

WIRED SCIENCE, the fast-paced PBS science and technology series, transfers its energy to the web during its first-season hiatus with the January 2008 launch of the WIRED SCIENCE Student Video Contest hosted by Apple Student Gallery. The online video competition calls for student innovators and experimenters in grades 9-12 to explore a scientific principle and create a short video. Anything science-related will qualify -- from a math formula or a chemistry equation to a law of physics. For complete details, please visit www.PBS.org/wiredscience.

In the spirit of the show, judges are looking for creativity, originality and humor. Students are reminded to be safe and may enlist the help of their teachers. Three cash prizes will be awarded, with first place winning $2,000. Registration for the contest closes March 15, 2008; submissions will be accepted through April 1.

The top 20 finalist videos will be posted to pbs.org and in the Apple Student Gallery. Submissions will be evaluated by a panel of judges, including experts from the WIRED SCIENCE blog, Correlations, the WIRED SCIENCE panel of advisors led by science educator Michael Lampert of West Salem High School, and editors from WIRED magazine, the first word on science and technology for the last 15 years.