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GIF Contest: The Doctor Will See You Now

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Anatomy and the B...

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Study of the body

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Immune

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Inflammation

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Sterile

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The Four-Eyed Chick

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Bread Fermentation


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Fire up the balloon

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Decaying Fruit

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Human Anatomy Def...

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Sterilize those h...

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Undamaged

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Insect Bite Infla...

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Your Teeth 6 Hour...

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She Is Immune

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Defective Bridge

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From Cucumbers to...

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Anatomy

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Decay Of A Strawb...

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Sterile

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Flower stayed intact

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Clumsy Runner

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Immune

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DECAY

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Intact by Tyler S...

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Kidney

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Study of The body

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Tooth Decay

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Sterile

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Sterile - Germ Free

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Sterile

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INFLAMMATION

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Inflammation

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Sterilized

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Anatomy study sesh

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Inflammation Not ...

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Big Daddy vs Car-...

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Inflammation

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Shielded From Harm.

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Tooth Decay

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Decaying Bird

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Fermentation

Do you know anyone who looks forward to seeing the doctor or dentist? We don’t! Still, there’s much to learn from a medical expert — like why you may need glasses, what kind of medicine to take, or why you should floss more often. Plus, doctors use awesome words to describe what’s going on with your body and mind.

Take a look at these medical words to get a better idea of what we mean. Pick one and create an original GIF image that illustrates the definition of the word. Check out our examples of definition GIFs here.

GIFs are short, moving images that loop continuously, so think carefully about your visualization. Your GIF must present both the word and part of speech graphically on screen, like this. Get creative with looping, time manipulation, stop-motion or any other interesting film device.

Choose one of these eight words: sterile, fermentation, decay, inflammation, anatomy, intact, defect.

Your GIF must:

  • Define only one word, using the definitions provided
  • Display the word, part of speech, and definition
  • Use original content instead of images or clips from third parties

1. Sterile (adjective): germ-free

Thought starter: Ever notice how clean a doctor’s office looks and smells? The surfaces and instruments are properly disinfected. We call a spotless environment like this sterile. Create a GIF that shows a series of sterile places, where you could eat off of the floor!

Pro-tip: Writers use sterile to describe things and places that must be kept free of germs, like hospitals, dentists’ offices, and surgical instruments. The nurse who draws your blood uses a sterile needle.

2. Decay (noun): process of rotting

Thought starter: How do you know when a piece of fruit has gone bad? Perhaps it smells funny, changed shape and color, or begun to grow mold. These are all signs of decay. Make a gif that shows your favorite food in a state of rapid decay.

Pro-tip: Writers use decay when talking about something that’s dying, sometimes because of bacteria. Tooth decay, for example, is a result of poor dental hygiene.

3. Fermentation (noun): the chemical process of breaking down substances, often by bacteria or yeasts

Thought starter: How does milk become yogurt? When oxygen is scarce, bacteria form and eat the sugars in milk, producing an acid that thickens and sours it. Fermentation also takes place when yeast breaks down the flour to make bread. Create a GIF showing a type of food undergoing fermentation.

Pro-tip: Writers use fermentation when talking about how foods are soured, or converted to other substances. Cucumbers become pickles, and cabbage becomes sauerkraut through the process of fermentation. Fermentation also occurs in our muscles, allowing our cells to change food into energy.\

4. Inflammation (noun): swelling, redness, and pain

Thought starter: Imagine being stung by a bee. Not only it is painful, it is visible. Your skin turns red and swells up until you do something to calm the inflammation. Make a GIF showing a wound or bite marked by inflammation.

Pro-tip: Writers use inflammation for things that appear infected. Bleeding, swollen gums indicate gum inflammation, which means you need to see a dentist.

5. Anatomy (noun): study of the body

Thought starter: Imagine a biology textbook, filled with photographs of the bones, organs, and muscles of various living things. This branch of science is called anatomy. Make a GIF featuring what you might find in an anatomy textbook.

Pro-tip: Writers use anatomy to describe what scientists learned about the structure of bodies through dissection and close study. Gross anatomy is a branch of anatomy that looks at the structure of visible organs and tissues.

6. Intact (adjective): undamaged

Thought starter: Picture a carton of eggs dropping on the floor. Maybe one breaks, while the others remain intact. Something that escapes harm or damage is intact. Make a GIF showing a person or thing that remains intact despite a storm, a fall, or any other mishap.

Pro-tip: Writers use intact for things that maintain their good condition. After an earthquake, you’d want your house to remain intact. If you break a finger playing baseball, the bone is no longer intact.

7. Defect (noun): flaw

Thought starter: Nobody is perfect! Every single thing in nature possesses at least one imperfection, like spotted fur or slightly crooked teeth. Sometimes a defect is more serious. Heart or hearing problems, for example, are defects that medical experts can correct. Make a GIF featuring a living thing that possesses a minor defect.

Pro-tip: Writers use defect to describe flaws or imperfections. Someone may need glasses to correct an eye defect. A new shirt could also have a defect, like a missing button or uneven sleeves.

8. Immune (adjective): Protected against something disagreeable or harmful

Thought starter: Nobody wants to get sick. People will take all sorts of precautions to ensure they are immune to an irritating illness like a common cold. In biology, a person is immune to an illness when they possess the necessary bodily defenses to ward off infection or disease. Create a GIF that illustrates the concept of something being immune.

Pro Tip: Writers use immune to describe situations specific to disease and illness, but also, in a wider sense, to describe someone or something that resists an outside force. If you don’t find someone witty or interesting, you might say you are immune to her charms.

Submission requirements:

In your GIF image that is less than 5 MB, you must:

  • Choose one word from the list provided.
  • Show the word, part of speech, and definition graphically on screen throughout the GIF.
  • Clearly demonstrate the meaning of the word.
  • Meet all official rules and requirements.

Key Dates:

  • July 7, 2014 - Contest opens
  • August 4, 2014 - Contest closes at 11:59 p.m. ET
  • On or around September 16, 2014 - Winners announced on the Project ED website

Finalist and Winner Judging Criteria:

GIFs are evaluated based on the following criteria, weighed equally:

  • Educational merit and accuracy: Your submission achieves the educational goals presented in the contest brief and viewers learn intended material from your video.
  • Creativity and Engagement: Your submission presents educational content in an artistic and innovative way.
  • Appropriate content: Your submission does not contain indecent, obscene, hateful, defamatory, or offensive material.
  • In the event of a tie, the tie will be broken on the basis of the tied entrants’ scores in the “Educational merit and accuracy” criteria.

Prizes:

Prizes per contest vary. In the case of winners under the age of 18, prizes will be awarded to a legal parent or guardian. Rules for each contest explain how and when we will notify you and the date the prizes will be announced. Prizes are awarded at Amplify’s discretion and are subject to the applicable district and school policies. Prizes for teachers may be awarded via DonorChoose.org.

In this contest we will be awarding one Grand Prize, seven Word Winner prizes, and two Honorable Mention Prizes. All prizes amounts are in USD where applicable.

Additional Requirements:

  • The image’s creator must be 13 or over.
  • Entrants who are minors must obtain a parent’s or guardian’s consent to enter the contest.
  • You must use appropriate language and content.
  • You must properly clear and credit any source film clips, images, or locations you use. To verify winning entries, participants will be asked to submit proof of proper clearances.
  • You can only submit one entry per contest.
  • If you are employed by a school you must ensure your entry into this contest is in compliance with your institution’s policies.
  • Please carefully read the complete rules listed in the Contest Terms.

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Regenerate

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