The PAm. Bellows Award-A Storytelling Competition

Behind every new discovery is a story, and we want to hear it! This year,  Project Apis m. will give out our first-ever ‘Bellows Award’ for the best short video sharing a research, management, or other honey bee related innovation for North American beekeepers in a story-telling style.

Competitors for the Bellows Award  must follow a few simple steps to participate. Read on for the competition rules, deadlines, and tips for success.

To encourage and support the sharing of scientific advancements with a wide audience, Project Apis m. is launching this story-telling competition.

​The Bellows Award winner will be the person or people who most effectively communicate or demonstrate the impact of their work in a short video format.

North American-based students, bee researchers, and beekeepers are all invited to compete. The 3-minute video should focus more on the current or eventual impact of the work on honey bees, beekeeping, or the bee industry, and less on the study or project methods..  All videos should answer the question, “Why would a beekeeper care about this?”

All videos must:

  • Be a 3-minute video talk (mp.4) (longer videos will be cut off after 3-minutes)

  • Be submitted  to THIS PORTAL by: July 12th.

  • Videos should be appropriate for viewers of all ages.

The winner of the PAm Bellows Award will be announced on National Honey Bee Day: August 17th. 

In addition to bragging rights, a top cash prize of up to $500 will be awarded. Project Apis m. reserves the right to award multiple prizes. Please note that all submitted videos may be shared on PAm’s youtube channel or other platforms.

​Contact with any questions.