Entry in the competition is open to all PSA student members at universities/institutions of higher learning.
Entries must focus on poultry science and the competition theme. Student members at institutions without a specific poultry science program, but who focus their research on
poultry, are welcome to enter the competition.
This competition is open to individual students studying poultry science as well as university poultry science programs/clubs.
All submissions must be in English.
Videos are not to exceed 4 minutes in length.
Any videos featuring music must include a disclaimer about the rights to the music either at the beginning or the end of the video.
Videos cannot feature or highlight specific companies, brands, or sponsors.
The video does not have to be made exclusively by the individual or program/department/club submitting the entry. The video is only required to focus on the theme (see ideas for
inspiration below for further information) and be submitted by a PSA member.
2021 Competition Theme
During the Coronavirus Pandemic, the world has seen a low supply of a variety of things from toilet paper to fresh poultry products.
Create a video that highlights a specific group of poultry species raised for meat and/or egg consumption. For your species, be sure to touch on the benefits of poultry proteins
derived from these birds and the time it takes to raise them from incubation to slaughter and/or egg production. Lastly, give 2-3 reasons as to why your species of choice is paramount
(do not badger or insult other species).
Species selection is open to any group of poultry species used for meat and/or egg production. Unique species selection could benefit the creativity component of the judging
Possible groups of species include chickens, ducks, geese, emu, quail, and more!
Example: you may decide to focus your video on White Pekin Ducks, but you can also focus on ducks in general instead of just one breed.
Ideas for Inspiration Not required; following any of the below does not guarantee the submission a better chance at winning.
Video concept formats: music video, infomercial, skit, and animation.
Production aid: consider consulting with communications students or departments at your institution for their assistance with producing your video.
You are encouraged to use outside production to help make your video. You WILL NOT BE PENALIZED for using outside help or if outside help creates your video for you.
Monday, May 31, 2021 at 11:59 PM CST.
Video Submissions will be Judged on the Following Criteria (100 total points possible):
2021 Competition Theme – 50 points
Creativity – 30 points
Clarity of the Message & Video Flow – 10 points
Video Length (as not to exceed 4 minutes) – 5 points
If you have trouble submitting to the form, you are welcome to send your video entry directly to Sam Shafer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Just be sure to include your name, email, and the club/organization/institution you are submitting on behalf
Video entries will be judged by a committee of members from the PSA Board of Directors.
Presentation of Winning Video
The winning video will be officially announced and presented at the 2021 PSA Annual Meeting in Omaha, Nebraska during the PSA Hatchery’s Business Meeting.
The winning submission will also be announced during the PSA Business Meeting during the 2021 Annual Meeting.
$1,000 to go towards the winner’s poultry science program or poultry club at his/her institution.
Upon submission, the submitter agrees to allow PSA the right to promote these videos on social media outlets and the PSA website at the discretion of PSA.
PSA reserves the right to disqualify a submitted entry if it does not meet the criteria outlined by the competition. This also includes disqualification of videos that use in
appropriate language or comments about individuals or other organizations/institutions/clubs.