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2018 RCSB PDB Video Challenge for High School Students

Mechanisms of Bacterial Resistance
to Beta-lactam Antibiotics


Video Submission

To participate in the 2018 video challenge complete the following steps by May 23, 2018, 11:59 pm EST. Be sure to review the Challenge and the Video Requirements before starting the submission process.

Step 1: Upload Video

Upload your video to YouTube with the following settings:

Basic Settings tab: (help): 

  • The video is set to "Public"
  • Description field states: Entry for the 2018 RCSB PDB Video Challenge "Mechanisms of Bacterial Resistance to Beta-lactam Antibiotics"

Advanced settings tab (help): 

  • Comments: uncheck boxes Allow comments, and Users can view ratings for this video
  • License and rights ownership: choose Standard YouTube License
  • Syndication: choose Everywhere
  • Distribution: check Allow embedding
  • Category: choose Education


  • Your video must remain online through at least June 10th. Videos removed prior to that date will be disqualified
  • Your video should not use any YouTube-native enhancements (e.g., audio, annotation, hyperlinks)

Have the link to your video available when you are ready to submit the Registration Form.

Step 2: Submit Parent Permission Forms

Download and complete the necessary forms:

  • Parent Permission Form - one for each Team Member to be signed by a parent/guardian
  • Actor Release Form  - one for each actor (including voice) appearing in the video, who is NOT a team member, regardless of whether they are minors or over the age 18

Scan or photograph the forms and:

  • Share them with through your Google drive (prefered)
  • Email your form to

You can put all of your team's forms in one folder, or one PDF document. You may also fax the forms to 732-445-4320.

Step 3: Register your entry for the challenge

Fill in the Registration Form.

Register for the Challenge

If you have any questions regarding this process, please email