Prizes

HUMANITY+ VIDEO PRIZE 2020

Honoring excellence in digital creativity, foresight & strategy

Short Video Competition: 30-second to 1-minute videos.

This video competition is a short 30-second to 1-minute challenge that intends to bring out your vision of how Humanity+, society, and technology interconnect. You can choose a theme from the categories listed below that focuses on an historical event that challenges our lives, a new discovery that is changing our lives, a way of being in the world that reflects a transhumanist approach, or a pending-problem that needs to be addressed. We encourage creativity in all positive forms and are open to short, micro-documentaries giving well-grounded and clearly formulated opinions on near and long term transhumanist themes. We also encourage personal narratives exploring individual motivations for enthusiasm regarding the core transhumanist values and goals.

 

Video Themes:

  • AI, AGI, SAI
  • Robotics
  • Nanotechnology / Nanomedicine / Molecular Manufacturing
  • Biotechnology / Genetic Engineering / Gene Therapies
  • Longevity / Disease of Aging / Health & Lifestyle / Exercise & Nutrition
  • Scientific Breakthroughs / Technological Innovations
  • Human Enhancement / Wearables / Prosthetics
  • Design, Arts & Entertainment (poetry, music, dance, video games, cosplay, fiction, science fiction)
  • Digital Identity / Self-Exploration
  • Psychology / Morality
  • Space Exploration
  • Governance / Laws & Policies / Ethics
  • Existential Risks

 

Video Guidelines:

  • One Submission per individual and must include Name, Website (or Social Media profile), Title and Affiliation.
  • Videos must be between 30 seconds and 1 minute, including title and credits.
  • Videos must be in a Youtube compatible  format.
  • Video submission must match the video Title on the entry form: Last name_Title_.mpr: Example: smith_AI-for-longevity.mp4 or williams_fueling-the-future.mp4.-
  • Videos must be submitted to info@humanityplus.org. One may use WeTransfer or a similar service to send large files.
  • Original material is required. If footage, images, text, or audio is copied from another source, citations must be included and copyrights must be honored.
  • Anything considered inappropriate by the judges in content or scope will be disqualified.

 

Deliverable: Videos must be 30 seconds to 1 minute long.

 

Guidelines:

  • Videos must be between 30 seconds and 1 minute, including title and credits.
  • Several types/qualities of videos. We suggest MP4 is the best format. However, only those in file format H.264 (higher definition/resolution) standard will meet the threshold of most major media outlets.
  • Any videos not in High Definition or High Resolution can still enter the contest and be eligible for prizes/recognition.
  • Video File name must match the video title listed on the entry form.  Example: “smith_AI-for-longevity.mp4” or “jones_becoming-more-humane.mp4″ or “Williams_fueling-the-future.mp4″.
  • Anything considered inappropriate by the judges will be disqualified.
  • Videos must be viewable, clearly heard and must be submitted to info@humanityplus.org
  • Original material is required. If footage, images, text, or audio is copied from another source, citations must be included and copyrights must be honored.

 

Video Prizes:

  • Humanity+ will award $2,000.00 USD cash prize to the First Place Winner.
  • Humanity+ will award $1,500.00 USD cash prizes to the Second Place Winner.
  • Humanity+ will award $500.00 USD cash prizes to the Third Place Winner

Humanity+ Essay Prize 2018 on the
“Mutual Benefits of Blockchain and Transhumanism”

The three runner-up essays have been selected by the Judges. Essays did not contain the name of the submitting authors at time of submission. The Judges consisted of two Board members, one full member and one Advisor.

The three runner-up essays were officially announced by Humanity+ Executive Director Natasha Vita-More at the Humanity+ @ Beijing Conference on Sunday, June 15th. The formal announcement went out in the June newsletter dated June 16th.

The three runner-up essays are listed below in no particular order. Out of these three essays the winner has been selected and was announced at the TransVision 2018 Conference in Madrid, Spain. Each of the three runner-up essays authors received $1,000.00 USD.  The winning essay received an additional $5,000.00 USD.

 

  1. Title: “How Do You Prove You Are You?”, Author: Regina M. Joseph, Toledo, Ohio, USA
  2. Title: “Transhumanism, Cryonics, Blockchain”,Author: Валерия Прайд (Valerija Pride), Moscow, Russia.
  3. Title: “Transhuman Crypto Cloudminds”,Author: Melanie Swan, Purdue, Indiana, USA.

 

This was a tough competition. All essays contained scholarly merit, insight and innovative thinking.  We thank each and every author for participating in the competition!  Without your incredibly meaningful ideas, this contents could not have had the quality that it did. Thank you again!