2016 Official Contest Rules

1. Journalism, mass communications, and science students are invited to attend Biotech University and participate in the multimedia contest. Graduate and undergraduate students have been invited to participate.

2. Because a significant amount of background information will be provided and authoritative sources will be speaking, students are strongly encouraged to attend Biotech University. Attendance at the seminar is mandatory for students who wish to enter the multimedia contest.

3. Participants can enter the contest by submitting an official entry form with his/her print, broadcast or multimedia content about biotechnology. The entry form can be found at www.biotech-university.com.

4. Entries can be in print, radio broadcast, television broadcast, or multimedia.

5. Entry deadline: Wednesday, November 18, 2016.

6. Entries can be emailed to adamv@communiqueinc.com. Large files or video submissions should be put on disk and mailed to Adam Veile, P.O. Box 237, Jefferson City, MO 65102 or uploaded to a file sharing site (e.g. Dropbox).

7. Winners will be selected by an independent panel of judges based on these criteria: relevance, accuracy, objectivity, approach, innovation, technical merit, journalistic integrity, style, professionalism, and interest. Up to three students will be awarded prizes.

8. Articles should not exceed 2,000 words in length. Broadcast submissions should not exceed five (5) minutes in length. Multimedia submissions with print and/or broadcast elements should adhere to these guidelines, as well.

9. One Grand Prize winner will win a $2,500 scholarship.

10. In addition to the Grand Prize, these scholarships will be awarded to two runners up:
• One $1,500 scholarship to a graduate student
• One $1,500 scholarship to an undergraduate student

11. While it is anticipated that all prizes will be awarded, only submissions deemed meritorious by the independent panel of judges will be eligible for prizes. Contest administrators reserve the right to make no award in categories where meritorious entries have not been submitted.


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