National Audiology Awareness Month was launched as an initiative to educate the general public on the profession of audiology and all that audiologists do for their patients.Again this year we are asking students to use their creativity to make a video highlighting the audiology profession. The inspiration of the video should come from "Celebrating 25 Years of Audiology" which coincides with the theme of the AudiologyNOW! 2013 convention. We would like all videos to reference the history of audiology from the beginning to present day.
The grand prize for this is $250 funded by the AAA Foundation.
Contest Rules and Guidelines
- Video must be at least a one minute and no longer than three minutes.
- Each SAA Chapter or department can submit only one video.
- All videos submitted must
- Represent audiologists as the most qualified health-care professionals to assess hearing.
- Represent audiologists as ethical health care professionals who work in patients' best interest, including referring to physicians when necessary, and working with patients to determine the best way to help them cope with their hearing loss taking into account their lifestyle, budget, etc.
- Not use the term hearing aid dispenser.
- Represent patients in a positive light.
- Include a link to www.audiology.org and/or www.howsyourhearing.org
Helpful Tips for Shooting a Video
- Stabilize or steady the camcorder when shooting. Make sure your subject is fully in the picture.
- Make sure you have captured good speaking voices. Voices should be heard clearly and easy to understand.
- We want your video to be highly viewed by our audiences and some may have hearing loss.
- Music used should not violate copyright laws. The volume and type of background music should be considered of someone in the video is speaking.
- Consider the lighting. Do not point the camera into the sun or lighting - also make sure the picture is not too dark.
- Lighting and music are great elements in video production however make sure it is does not overshadow the purpose and message of the video.
- Make it enjoyable and most of all have fun!
Directions for Posting Videos to YouTube and Submitting Entry
All videos submitted must first be uploaded to a YouTube account.
Uploading a video to YouTube
- Include 2012 SAA Video Contest in the title
- Put the name of your SAA Chapter in the description
- Include the tags: +audiology +AudiologyAwarenessMonth +HearingLoss
- Select category Nonprofits & Activism
- Privacy should be public
- License should be Standard YouTube License
- Copy the sharing URL for submission
- Take into consideration if you want to allow others to comment on your video or not
Submitting YouTube video for contest:
Please email the sharing URL to firstname.lastname@example.org along with the chapter title in the subject line, by October 12, 2012.
Idaho State University, was the winner of last year's contest in 2011. You may view these videos as reference to what was submitted last year.