Math-O-Vision Calls for Video Contest Entries

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High School Students Could Win Grand Prize of $4,000 from Dartmouth College

High school students could win $4,000 simply by entering Math-O-Vision’s video contest to show how they see and experience math in the world around them.

Here’s some math for you: High school students could win $4,000 simply by entering Math-O-Vision’s video contest to show how they see and experience math in the world around them.

There are only a few weeks left to enter the 2014 Math-O-Vision contest before the May 1 deadline, and Math-O-Vision is calling for entries! High school students between the ages of 13 and 18 can enter Math-O-Vision’s video contest with a chance to win the $4,000 grand prize from the Dartmouth College Math Department and the Neukom Institute for Computational Science. Students enrolled in an accredited high school, an accredited alternative high school or an accredited home school program can enter.

Students or groups of students, such as a math or animation class, are encouraged to make a short movie – no longer than 4 minutes – telling an original story that is inspired by mathematics or that shows how they see or experience math in the world around them. Students don’t have to be mathematicians to enter; the Math-O-Vision contest is also for writers, artists, musicians, photographers and filmmakers. Any eligible student – no matter how good (or not so good) at math – can tackle the challenge of creatively showing how math fills our world and affects our lives.

Math-O-Vision is intended to get students excited about math and to see math in a new way, but contestants can also win substantial prizes. The grand prize is $4,000 from Dartmouth College, but even being a finalist in an Ivy League-university contest won’t look too shabby on a college application.

Visit to find contest rules, regulations, deadlines and FAQs. On the website, students can also find movies from the 2013 Math-O-Vision grand-prize winner and finalists as well as watch and vote on 2014 video entries. Students can also get involved with Math-O-Vision through Facebook and Twitter, where they can find fun info, enjoy new features and stay up to date on the latest contest news.

A distinguished panel that features the best of both creative and mathematical minds will judge students’ video entries. Judges include actor and director Alan Alda; Futurama and The Big Bang Theory writer Eric Kaplan; developer of the “DJ Mixer” app Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky; Stanford assistant professor and developer of the “Ocarina” and “Magic Piano” apps Ge Wang; Dartmouth College research professor Lorie Loeb; Cornell University professor of applied mathematics Steven Strogatz; and Dan Rockmore, director of the Neukom Institute and founder of Math-O-Vision.

About Math-O-Vision

Math-O-Vision is a student video contest that is sponsored by the Dartmouth College Math Department and The William H. Neukom Institute for Computational Science. Dartmouth College and the Neukom Institute are offering prizes to U.S. high school students who explore the ways in which math appears in our world: in technology, in nature and in the arts. Neukom Institute Director Dan Rockmore founded Math-O-Vision in 2012, and the first contest was held in 2013.

For more information about how to enter the Math-O-Vision contest, or to watch and vote on current video entries, visit

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