Economic Communicators Contest
First Prize: $10,000
Second Prize: $5,000
Third Prize: $2,500The rules are simple: If you believe you are effective at communicating economic concepts we’re looking for you! Contestants must submit:
A video clip of your teaching or speaking that is at least 5 minutes but no more than 20 minutes. You can submit a recording of a public lecture or simply a recording you make at home. The topic should be either an original idea incorporating economic concepts, or a great explanation of an existing idea in economics. The clip can be an excerpt of a longer talk.
An accompanying written work (published or unpublished) of 5,000 words or less. This can be an essay, chapter excerpt, or even PowerPoint slides. Anything that conveys your ability to persuasively communicate in written form.
This contest is open to anyone (e.g., assistant professors, graduate students, high school teachers) who do not have tenure at a college or university. Submissions will be considered by a panel of judges from APEE and the MBM Institute. The top three finalsists will be invited to each make a 15 minute presentation during a plenary session at the 2007 APEE annual meeting, scheduled for April 8-10 in Cancun, Mexico, where they will be judged by a distinguished panel of communicators. Airfare and hotel accommodations will be provided, and finalists must be in attendance and agree to have their performances broadcast to win the cash prizes.
All entries must be received by February 2, 2007.
Written materials and presentations must be in English.
Judges will assign a weight of 25% to the written portion and 75% to the video portion.
Video clips may be sent in on VHS, CD, DVD, or uploaded to a website such as YouTube.com. If sending video tapes or disks, please send three copies of each, which will become the property of APEE. Please do not send videos as e-mail attachments. Computer clips on CDs must be viewable with Windows Media Player or Apple Quicktime and DVDs must be viewable on most DVD players. If contestants upload their clip to a website, please note the precise internet link in the contest entry.
Officers and employees of APEE and the MBM Institute are ineligible.
Questions? Contact Ed Stringham, APEE President (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Tony Woodlief, MBM Institute President ( email@example.com). Entries can be either e-mailed to one of the above addresses (if video is on the web) or mailed to: Market-Based Management Institute, P.O. Box 8250, Wichita, KS 67208.
PS All are welcome to attend our annual meetings which usually have around 330 attendees and this year will be held in Cancun April 8-10. More details can be viewed here: www.apee.org