CNS PROTEIN FOODS VIDEO CONTEST
Create a video of a protein and health-related theme
Videos provide a great platform to communicate nutrition and health concepts in a visual, interactive and creative way. They offer an excellent opportunity to share evidence-based information with healthcare professionals working with patients, as well as to communicate directly to the public (e.g. on social media). The development of videos is an excellent skill for students/trainees to develop to educate the public about nutrition research, its impact on public health and encourage better investigation of nutrition information in a scientific manner.
Why a protein foods video contest?
The Canadian Nutrition Society (CNS) has developed the 2021 CNS Protein Foods Video Contest in an effort to increase the knowledge and awareness of trainees, nutrition communicators, healthcare professionals and non-governmental organizations on the definition, types (e.g. animal and plant-based foods), and proportions of daily foods that contain protein and the sources of protein-rich foods. The competition challenges participants to create factual, evidenced-based videos that are visual and contain key messages that are simple to understand. To assist, a Protein Foods Resource Document has been created, along with three mini-resource documents targeting various audiences (i.e. Older Adults, Healthcare Professionals, and Teachers and Health Educators).
The competition launches on February 12, 2021 and submissions are due by March 22, 2021 at 11:59pm ET.
- Must be an undergraduate or graduate student, post-degree dietetic intern, medical resident, postdoctoral fellow or young professional (i.e. graduated within 5 years of previous degree or within 2 years of postdoctoral training);
- Must be a current member in good standing with the CNS at the time of submission.
How to participate:
- Create a video in English OR in French that is between 30 seconds and 2 minutes long that communicates, in plain language, a key message related to protein and health that you would like to communicate. The best videos will typically have a clear ‘take home’ message or recommendation. The Protein Foods Resource Document and mini resource documents targeting various audiences may be used as reference and for ideas.
- Post your video online at a private or unlisted link to YouTube, Vimeo, or another video sharing website. Please ensure that your video conforms with all the rules and regulations of these platforms (e.g. permission to use music and rights to show individuals participating in video).
- All entries must be received during the entry period to be eligible. The deadline is March 22, 2021 at 11:59 pm ET.
- CNS is not responsible for late, lost, or misdirected entries that are not received in a timely manner, or are lost due to computer or electronic malfunction or other error, or due to inaccessibility of the Internet or portions thereof.
- Submissions that do not conform with these guidelines will be eliminated.
- All participants will be required to give permission for the video to be published and shared on the CNS website and other CNS-related social media platforms.
Submission and review process:
A CNS expert review committee will carefully review and vote on the top three finalists depending on the number of submissions received. All video submissions will be evaluated using the following criteria:
- Clarity (i.e. clear “take home” message)
- Language (i.e. lay language)
- Accuracy of nutritional science communicated
- Potential impact on the lay public
- Conformity with guidelines
Winning Submission Award Package:
- The first place video will be featured at the Protein Plenary Lecture at the 2021 CNS Annual Conference and/or during one of the trainee sessions, published on the CNS website, promoted and shared via the CNS social media channels, receive a certificate of achievement and monetary prize.
- Depending on the number of submissions, if there are second and third place videos, participants will receive a certificate of achievement and monetary prize. The videos will also be published on the CNS website, promoted and shared via CNS social media channels.
Video Submission Checklist
Before you submit your video, please make sure you have carefully reviewed the checklist below. These items are needed to support your video entry. You will be able to return to the Video Management Tool multiple times to submit/edit your entry(ies) or to create additional ones.
Form fields completed:
- Contact information
- Video title
- A video summary is included which does not exceed 50 words (excluding references)
Permission to share video/copyright permission granted
- A list of 10-15 references used as background information for the video, as well as sources for images and figures used in the video
- Video; File name should include last name and first name of videographer and video title (e.g. Doe Jane. Satiety and Health.pdf)
- Reviewed by academic supervisor for scientific rigor
- You are a CNS member in good standing
Please note, incomplete submissions will not be reviewed.