The Maine Science Festival, like just about everything else this year, was canceled this spring due to the novel coronavirus.

Nevertheless, the Festival went forward with a their student film contest for this year's Science Festival.  Two categories of the contest included the middle school film contest which requires students to create a movie trailer for a faux science film while the high school category required the creation of a short film that included science.

The festival gave cash prizes to 1st ($500), 2nd ($300) and 3rd ($100) place for each category.  Maine Science Festival set up a  playlist of all the winning films on the MSF YouTube channel.

Here are all of the winners from this year's Maine Science Festival Video Awards:

High School

  • 2nd Place:  Bryce and Tyler from Bangor High School, presenting The Clone

Middle School

  • 2nd Place: Olivia, Lolie, Meadow, and Perley from Tremont Consolidated School, presenting Save The Earth Y’all
  • 3rd Place: Pixie, Allibeth, and Gabbyc from Tremont Consolidated School, presenting Spooky Evil Plant

Well done, everybody!  Looking forward to next year's Maine Science Festival, as always.

The festival is still planned for next March, it's usual five-day festival time during the year.

Stay up-to-date with the Maine Science Festival by checking out their website at MaineScienceFestival.org.