Cubist Pharmaeuticals and the Cambridge Science Festival are challenging 15-20 year olds to create a video, 30 sec. – 5 min. long, that explains what a germ is to a 5th grade audience. (Contestants DO NOT need to live in Cambridge.)
Entries must be accurate, thorough, creative, engaging, and fun. Entries will be judged first by a panel of Cubist scientists and then by a panel of 5th graders.
- The individual winner will receive a GoPro video camera.
- The team/class winner will receive a $1500 gift certificate to buy hands-on science supplies.
- Deadline to enter is March 28.
Simply post the entry on YouTube or Vimeo and send the link to: CambridgeSciFest@gmail.com. Please include your full name and age in the email.
Both winning videos will be shown at the 2014 Cambridge Science Festival. Learn more.
Next stop on the anniversary tour of the state, Holyoke. Hosted by the Care Center, young people showcase their poetry, theater, photography, and other skills at the Wistariahurst Museum on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 4:30-6:30 pm. This event is the third in a series, part of the yearlong celebration marking 20 years of funding through the YouthReach Initiative. Come soak up the inspiring visions of young people from Holyoke, Amherst, Ware, Springfield, Worcester, and others.
Charge up for the new year. On January 16, 2014 Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion hosts La Lengua del Poder (The Language of Power), a showcase of young people freeing their voices through visual art, theater, music, movement, and poetry. Free. 6-9pm. Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, 85 West Newton St., Boston. Part of the YouthReach 20th anniversary celebration.
Massachusetts high school students are invited to submit a 30-second video promoting the school breakfast program and encouraging their peers to eat a healthy school breakfast. Gift card prizes (to be spent on a classroom or out-of-school program) up to $1,000 will be awarded. Submissions will be accepted March 3 – April 4, 2014. Contest rules and tips available now. Sponsored by the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and Project Bread, and managed by the Child Nutrition Outreach Program.
Teens at Urbano are busy preparing their winter exhibition, Urban Myths + The Dream Machine, which opens December 17, 2013, 5:30-7:30 pm. This is the second exhibition of their yearlong theme, “The Emancipated City: Reimagining Boston,” and will showcase art combining video, performance, installation, and sound, all created by young artists in partnership with their teaching artist mentors. This event is free and open to the public and will take place at 284 Amory Street, Jamaica Plain.
Don’t forget next week’s event at the Museum of Science Boston – Insights and Innovation: Youth Speak through Media and Technology – celebrating 20 years of YouthReach through youth-led demonstrations and video screenings. 4:30-7:00 pm with a reception to follow. RSVP now.