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SLAS Announces 2011 JALA Video Contest

JALA, an official journal of the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS), is now accepting submissions for the 2011 JALA Video Contest. In three minutes or less, SLAS members and nonmembers are invited to show and tell JALA what really

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Submissions due January 9, 2011

JALA, an official journal of the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS), is now accepting submissions for the 2011 JALA Video Contest. In three minutes or less, SLAS members and nonmembers are invited to show and tell JALA what “really” goes on in their labs. Just-for-fun categories for consideration include:

  • The Elvis Factor in Lab Automation
  • Star Trek vs. Star Wars in Lab Automation
  • Favorite Lab Automation Songs
  • Lab Automation Action Heroes and Beauty Queens
  • Lab Automation Mind Over Matter
  • Deuces Wild!

“Clearly, the point of this contest is to have fun,” says JALA Editor-in-Chief Dean Ho, Ph.D., Northwestern University. “It’s a way for JALA readers to express their cleverness and creativity – both of which they are known to have in abundance. We look forward to celebrating these efforts along with the meaningful scientific contributions of authors and reviewers at LabAutomation2011.”

Everyone who submits a video receives a one-year online subscription to Make Magazine and the first 10 entries receive a JALA Carabiner Clip-On Watch ($35 value). Up to three finalists will be selected. Finalist videos (and kudos to their makers) will be posted to the SLAS Facebook and YouTube sites, with links from the SLAS homepage. Finalists will also be featured in an SLAS news release and invited (with a guest) to the JALA VIP Reception at LabAutomation2011. Finalist videos will be shown in the SLAS Member Center at LabAutomation2011 where visitors will vote for their favorite. The winner who receives the most votes will have his or her choice of one free full registration to a 2012 SLAS conference, global symposium or virtual course.

All judges’ decisions are final, subjective and based on entertainment value, not production quality. All entries become the property of the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening. E-mail video files before January 9, 2011 to nhallock@SLAS.org. For more information, visit SLAS.org.