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We want your help encouraging all high school students to explore a career in science! Share information about the Eye on the Future teen video contest directly with high school students — or with your network of professionals and organizations that engage with teens. Use our sample content to help spread the word about this exciting opportunity.

Got social media?

We make it easy to spread the word about the Eye on the Future teen video contest by providing sample social media posts — and eye-catching graphics!

Digital flyer

To download the flyer, right-click it and save it to your computer. You can also copy and paste the flyer directly into a social media post.

Illustrated flyer with the text "Enter the Eye on the Future teen video contest! Choose a category that speaks to you: science in your world, science in the field or lab, or science in your future. Create a 30-second to 3-minute video. Submit your video for a chance to win $2,000 in case and a free trip to the National Institutes of Health. Deadline April 14, 2024."

Text messages for high school students

Share these text messages directly with any high school audiences you engage with during programming:

  • Calling all future scientists! The National Eye Institute is holding a teen video contest with cash prizes! Enter here: nei.nih.gov/EyeOnTheFuture
  • The National Eye Institute wants to hear from future scientists like you! Enter the Eye on the Future video contest to win a cash prize and a trip to visit the National Institutes of Health: nei.nih.gov/EyeOnTheFuture
  • Do you love science? The National Eye Institute wants YOU to submit a video to the Eye on the Future video contest for high school students: nei.nih.gov/EyeOnTheFuture

Email content for professionals and organizations

Send the following sample email to any professional audiences that engage with high school students — like educators, community leaders and organizers, recreation centers, churches, and others. Be sure to include appropriate social media resources.

Sample content

Title: Spread the word about the Eye on the Future teen video contest!
Content: Two years ago, the National Eye Institute (NEI) launched the Eye on the Future (EOTF) campaign to encourage all teens to consider a career in science. As part of the campaign, NEI created a national video contest for high school students to submit short videos in response to 3 science-related categories. Now NEI is getting ready to launch this year’s contest and needs your help spreading the word!

Submission categories will prompt high school students to consider science in their world, science in the field or lab, and/or science in their future. The students can record video submissions on their own or team up with friends for a chance to win. NEI will award 3 winners with $2,000 — plus a free trip to the National Institutes of Health for a day of science, networking, and fun!

Please share information about the contest with your network! I have attached promotional materials for the contest that you can share through your organization’s social media platforms (X and Facebook) as you see fit. The contest ends on April 14.

For more information on the contest, please visit: nei.nih.gov/EyeOnTheFuture

Newsletter content for high school students

Include this content in newsletters, websites, or blogs that reach teens directly.

Sample content

Title: Learn about the Eye on the Future teen video contest!
Content: Are you a teen who’s interested in science? Or curious to know more? Learn about a new video contest! The National Eye Institute (NEI) is encouraging all students in grades 9 through 12 to explore careers in science through the Eye on the Future campaign.

As part of the campaign, NEI is hosting a contest where high school students can submit a video in response to one of 3 categories – science in your world, science in the field or lab, or science in your future. You have until April 14 to submit your video.

Winners will receive cash prizes and a chance to win a free trip to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Maryland for a day of science, networking, and fun!

To learn more about the rules and enter the contest, visit: nei.nih.gov/EyeOnTheFuture

Newsletter content for professionals and organizations

Include this content in newsletters, websites, or blogs that reach professionals or organizations that engage with high school students.

Sample content

Title: Learn about the Eye on the Future teen video contest

Content: Know any high school students interested in science? Tell them about this video contest! The National Eye Institute (NEI) is encouraging all students in grades 9 through 12 to explore careers in science through the Eye on the Future (EOTF) campaign.

As part of the campaign, NEI is hosting a national contest where high school students can submit a video in response to one of 3 categories – science in their world, science in the field or lab, or science in their future. Teens must submit their video by April 14.

Winners will receive cash prizes and a chance to win a free trip to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Maryland for a day of science, networking, and fun! If you or your organization works with teens, help spread the word about the Eye on the Future teen video contest!

For more information about the contest, please visit: nei.nih.gov/EyeOnTheFuture

Last updated: January 25, 2024