Design kick-ass multimedia, win a paid internship at CERN

Joao sez, "I work for the ATLAS experiment at CERN, the biggest and most complex of the devices within the Large Hadron Collider. We are organizing a multimedia contest for artsy-geeky people, offering the winner a paid internship at CERN, where she/he will have the opportunity to show off her/his science communication skills, documenting the experiment and producing more awesome multimedia. We'll spread it around with full credit to the author. Alternatively, if the winner prefers, we'll offer instead an Adobe Production Suite package."

CERN, the world's largest particle physics laboratory, birthplace of the World Wide Web and home of the famous Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has a great opportunity for you. We are about to kick-start the most complex scientific project ever conceived by mankind, and would like you to witness and record its unveiling, and help us spread the news.

We want you to start by showing us your communication and creative skills by producing an original short film or multimedia piece, incorporating material about ATLAS, the biggest experiment on the LHC. The best submissions will be posted on the ATLAS website and YouTube page with full credit to the author, and enter a competition for a paid internship at CERN or alternatively win a Adobe Production Suite package. The winner will be offered a trip to CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, and given exclusive access to scientists working on the project as well as all the equipment and expertise in CERN's audiovisual lab.

What we want from you is your unbridled creativity. In return, we offer a chance to experience history in the making, and a global platform for your work as the world's eyes look towards CERN this fall. To apply, read the official rules and register below. What are you waiting for?

The deadline is July 31, so lights, Camera, Action!

ATLAS/CERN Multimedia Contest and Intern Program: (Thanks, Joao!)

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  1. Sarcasm doesn’t come through very well on the internet, so I can’t tell if you were joking, Brainspore. I sincerely hope so…

  2. So we get to actually see them blackholes “evaporating” in the detectors? Should make a video about that…

  3. Sarcasm doesn’t come through very well on the internet…

    Well that just proves my point, doesn’t it?

  4. At last, an excuse to channel the creative energies that were always going to go into that motion graphic piece about the strangelet reaction that I never got around to doing in college.

    The contest is about showing how ATLAS could accidentally destroy the universe, right?

  5. Paid internship? Why not simply offer someone a job? Suggests that scientists don’t truly feel that artistic skills are just as important as scientific ones and are only hoping for some free publicity in the form of viral video. Sad, but I guess it sure saves on agency fees. Interns built the pyramids too.

  6. Alternatively, if the winner prefers, we’ll offer instead an Adobe Production Suite package.

    If anyone give up the unique-in-a-lifetime opportunity of working on the site of the most complex scientific project ever conceived by mankind, I’ll personally beat him,

    #6 “Suggests that scientists don’t truly feel that…”

    It does not suggest anything to me but something related to the European work laws.

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