Start Your Cameras! Announcing DISCOVER's "Evolution in Two Minutes or Less" Video Contest

By Melissa Lafsky | April 6, 2009 10:53 am

evolutionDespite years of fighting and ever-more-solidified scientific evidence, creationists are still gaining ground, or at least holding their own in the fight over science education. Are you tired of the incessant debate about evolution taking attention from massive issues like climate change? Think you and you alone can depict the process in a way that will change everyone’s mind? Then enter DISCOVER’s “Evolution in Two Minutes or Less” video contest and find out.

Entries must be no longer than 120 seconds, and must be submitted by noon EDT, June 1, 2009. The winner will be chosen by none other than evolution champion and celebrity (in the science realm, at least) guest judge PZ Myers. So turn on your Flip cams and start evolving!

For the complete contest rules and terms, click here.

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  • Ted Treadwell

    So, it’s been almost three months – what happened with this contest?

  • Hal Laspe’

    Ted,
    As of July 16 Discover had not sent anything to Professor Myers. As of July 23, Professor Myers discovers the sponsor for the contest backed out and a new sponsor must be found before Discover will proceed to spend man-hours pre-screening submissions prior to forwarding entries on to Professor Myers.

    Frankly, if there is nothing in it for us and nothing in it for Discover, then it is a fools game. It is said, a journey of a thousand miles can end very badly, and I believe we are coming to realize this at the end of this one.

    Dreams of glory set aside, I believe it is time to recoup our rights of copyright to our material, since the contest failed to live up to its terms. I am preparing my notice of formal withdrawal on the grounds the Discover Magazine contest failed to live up to its terms, one of which was to produce and promote a winner.

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