Three Minute Video Research Competition

WHAT: The Undergraduate Research Council (URC) of Valdosta State University invites undergraduate students to showcase their original research through the making and presenting of a 3-minute video. While your research may generally take hours to present in full, we challenge you to condense that research into 180 seconds or 3 minutes. The URC encourages students to unleash their creativity in the making of the 3-minute video. The top six student videos will be chosen by the URC to be presented live at the 26th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in April 2020.

  • Video can relate to a creative work or performance, research paper, senior thesis, laboratory project, or field research project.
  • The video should clearly note your research question or topic and should summarize your key findings or discoveries. A lay audience should be able to understand the finished result.
  • Students must abide by all local, state, and federal laws along with all VSU rules and guidelines in the making of the videos.
  • Three winners will be chosen by Judges and audience participation at the April 2020 Symposium, winners will be highlighted on the Undergraduate Research Council website.

In April of 2016, Natalie Milko’s “Teter Tiny House” won first place in the 3-Minute Video Research Competition.
When discussing her decision to participate in the 3-Minute Video Competition, Milko explained, “I was able to design the Teter Tiny House using the knowledge I have gained in VSU’s Interior Design Program. Having the great opportunity of designing a tiny house inspired me to share my experience through video. I felt that the public would be interested in learning more about the tiny house movement after watching my video.” Milko’s video can be viewed below:

If you have questions about uploading your video, please contact New Media Center in Odum Library or Digital Media Services ( and reference the 3-Minute Video Research Competition. Good luck!

Important Due Dates: Abstract Submission Form - 02/21/2020
Completed Video to - 03/13/2020

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