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Eye on the Future Teen Video Contest Winners

Over the past 2 years, NEI has received over 100 submissions to the Eye on the Future teen video contest! And we’ve been so excited to hear about the next generation of scientists’ creative ideas, passion, and contributions. Check out the winning videos from 2022 and 2023 below.

Not every submission can win, but we still want to acknowledge all the students who have shared their videos and love for science. Your efforts have inspired us to keep refining and enhancing the contest to make it as meaningful as possible, like adding video categories in 2023.

Enter teen video contest.

Enter the contest

The 2024 Eye on the Future teen video contest is open from January 8 to April 14, 2024. Check out the contest rules, categories, prizes and more!

Meet our 2023 winners!

Thuy-Tien Tran: “Science in your world” winner

Thuy-Tien Tran is passionate about understanding vision science — and coming up with unique solutions to prevent blindness. Thuy-Tien’s video highlights creative ways to get people with vision problems the support they need!

Celia Cooley: “Science in the field or lab” winner

Celia Cooley plays a hands-on role in protecting local streams! Celia’s video gives step-by-step instructions for tracking populations of aquatic insects and crustaceans to help monitor water quality.

Mark Leschinsky: “Science in your future” winner

Mark invented a reusable, self-disinfecting hazmat suit to help keep health care workers safe! Mark’s video shows how the suit can protect health workers caring for people with diseases like Ebola or COVID-19.

Meet our 2022 winners!

Meenakshi Ambati

Meenakshi Ambati is a high school senior with an eye on the future of macular degeneration treatment! Her award-winning video shares an association between atrophic macular degeneration and the medicine fluoxetine, also known as Prozac.

Sanjana Kumar

Sanjana Kumar is a high school sophomore with a passion for keeping people safe on the road! Sanjana’s research uses human blink patterns (or eye aspect ratios) to identify when drivers are drowsy or distracted. She hopes to turn this research into a consumer-facing vehicle device to prevent accidents.

Last updated: January 3, 2024