Cobb Nematology Foundation Science and Art Contest
The Cobb Foundation is committed to supporting the science of nematology around the world. To encourage creative thinking and facilitate the sharing of educational materials in nematology, the Cobb Foundation has launched a science & art contest. The foundation invites students as well as post-docs to share an aspect of nematology that fascinates them using any art form. All entries will be presented on the Cobb Foundation website and judged for their creativity, understandability, accuracy, and the quality of the presentation. Winning artists will earn cash prizes.
The Cobb Foundation calls for artist and scientists to collaborate on science story-telling through art. It could be a recorded play, recorded music video, educational documentaries including fun educational animation, comic book, coffee table book, models, baked goods and any art form geared towards: (i) Introducing and illustrating the concepts of nematology, (ii) Explaining the role of nematodes in the environment, (iii) Scientific speculation of nematode biology, ecology or evolution (iv) Illustrating the history and milestones in nematology, (v) Any other stories, phenomena or concepts related to nematology.
First Prize: $350, Second Prize: $150.
All registrants* will receive a free one year membership to the Society of Nematologists (SON)!
*maximum of 30, on a first-come first-served basis
The Cobb Foundation is happy to announce the results of the 2021 edition of the video contest.
The Foundation had received high-quality videos that were all very creative! Congratulations to all the participants!
The videos were reviewed by 6 nematologists from 3 different countries and the results are:
First place: Soybean Host Resistance to Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN) - A Musical submitted by Deepak Haarith
Second place: Nematode or Plant? A Nutrient Battle submitted by Alexandra Ostezan and Dung Tran
First place: Nematodes and their Natural Enemies submitted by Max Helmberger
Second place: Exploring Nematodes with Deepak Haarith submitted by Deepak Haarith
View all the submissions to Cobb Foundation Video Contest: