2019 BRAIN Initiative - Show Us Your BRAINS! Photo & Video Contest

Picture of Neurons
Mirror Neurons?!
Courtesy of Leterrier, NeuroCyto Lab, INP, Marseille, France

Neuroscience has come a long way since the hand-drawings of Ramόn y Cajal. Yet, images, and now videos, continue to capture the wonder and beauty inherent to the exploration of the brain. Regardless of discipline, career stage, or funding source, we invite all those engaged in the BRAIN Initiative to enter your coolest, most artistic, and eye-catching images (1-10 MB) and short videos (<30 s) in the 2019 BRAIN Initiative Show Us Your BRAINS! Cool Picture & Video Contest. 

Be creative! It will help us show the public how you're revolutionizing brain science.

Picture of a mitochondria
Mitochondria take to the dance floor
Courtesy of Zhang lab, NIH/NINDS
NIH will accept submissions up until 5pm on Friday, March 22nd, 2019.The 2019 Program Committee for the 5th Annual BRAIN Initiative Investigators Meeting will review submissions and select the entries that they feel capture the creative spirit of the BRAIN Initiative. On April 5th, the finalists will be posted online for public voting. The top 3 photos and top 3 videos will be announced on Saturday, April 13th at the 5th Annual BRAIN Initiative Investigators Meeting- WITH PRIZES!! 
Picture of colored brain scans
Brain Pop!
Courtesy of Reich lab, NIH/NINDS

Please submit your pictures in jpeg, gif, or png formats at a minimum 300 dpi resolution and ranging from 1-10 MB in size. Videos should run no longer than 30 seconds and be submitted in MP4 formats at less than 20 MB in size.

Along with your submission, please provide your name, institution, email address, a brief title (<50 characters), and a short caption (<150 characters) for your entry. You do not need to attend the 5th Annual BRAIN Investigators Meeting to enter or win.

Please note that by entering the competition, you give NIH permission to incorporate your image(s) and/or video(s) in flyers/handouts, publications, websites, presentations, social media, and other forms of communications for or related to the BRAIN Initiative, with the understanding that NIH will credit the image(s) and/or video(s).

We can’t wait to see your pics! 

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