2014 Student Video Contest

SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association and The Future of Plastics Foundation are proud to present another great opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students. The 2014 student video contest continues where 2013 left off and promises to make the program even better.


This year’s theme, “Innovating in the 21st Century,”takes a fresh look at plastics as the material of choice as we dive head first into future innovations.


The 2014 Student Video Contest is now closed.
Winners will be announced in early January 2015 - stay tuned for more information.


Why Plastics?

The plastics innovations that have had an impact on daily life are quite literally beyond measure. Today’s smartphones were impossible a mere decade ago, and without plastics would be impossible today. Virtually every plastic device or item taken for granted today, from a toothbrush to a complex life-saving medical device, was in the realm of science fiction when your parents were your age. Plastics provided the innovation platform necessary to turn these ideas into reality.

The Details

Produce a 2-4 minute video with a team (or by yourself) that explores the future of the plastics industry in the 21st century in the areas of innovation, design freedom and the economics of plastics. Submissions will be judged on creativity, originality and the effectiveness to which the video promotes innovation in the plastics industry. The rest is up to you!


First Place: An all expenses paid trip* for the winning team to NPE2015 in Orlando, Florida - the premier event for the entire plastics industry! Visit www.npe.org for more information about the show.

Second Place: $5,000 to the winning team.

Third Place: $3,500 to the winning team.

*Limit 5 people. Incidentals not included.



Past Winners

2012: First Place

Plastics: A White Canvas
Univerity of Massachusetts, Lowell


2012: Second Place

Amazing Polymer!
Univerity of Akron


2012: Third Place

Plastics Thatch: Radical Reuse
Carnegie Mellon University



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Entries are no longer being accepted for the 2014 Student Video Contest. Winners will be announced in early January, 2015 - stay tuned for more details.


Thank you to our sponsors of the 2014 SPI Student Video Competition:

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