Annual Student Video Contest


Each year, APTA Geriatrics supports a consumer video contest in which PT and PTA students submit original videos on topics related to physical therapy and the ageing adult.

Judging takes place prior to the Combined Section Meeting which occurs in February. Winners will have their videos posted to the APTA Geriatrics YouTube channel and website.


  • Please include this contest in your syllabi plan:
    • To upload your submission (must be a video file and not a link), please click here
    • Contact Dana Murn, CAE at for more information.
    • The deadline to submit a Consumer Video for the next contest is November 15, 2022.


Eligibility: The student contributor(s) must be enrolled in a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant program when they submit their video.

Contest Rules:

    • Submissions are accepted January 1 – November 15 for consideration at the Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) the following January or February. See “Submission” section for more information.
    • All entries must be a digital video
    • The length of the video should not exceed 2 minutes
    • All entries should begin with a “title screen” that includes the following information:
      • Lead producer’s names
      • School name
      • School city, state
      • Title of video
    • All information in the video must be cited, giving credit to the original source.
    • No copyrighted materials (music, images, etc.) may be used for this contest unless you own the copyright or have a license to use the material for this contest. Written permission must be obtained and provided upon request for all copyrighted materials.
    • All entries must be submitted in English, if entries are not in English they must include English subtitles.
    • All submitted videos become the property of the APTA Geriatrics. Winning and honorable mention videos will be posted on the website and social media pages.
    • The top three entrants will receive a year’s student membership to APTA Geriatrics.


  • Email a URL link of the entrant video to Dana Murn, CAE at
  • Deadline for entries is November 15
  • Please include the following information in your email:
    • Subject: APTA Geriatrics Student Video Contest
    • Body:
      • URL link of video. Actual video files will be requested from finalists ONLY.
      • Contact information of all students who worked on the video (names and email addresses).
      • If the video was created for class, please include the professor’s name and email.

Judging Criteria:

  • Inspiration/Creativity: How interesting is the video to watch?
  • Appropriateness of Topic: How relevant is the topic selected for aging adults?
  • Accuracy: Is the information presented accurate and free of bias?
  • Clarity: How well does the video explain the concept? (Consumer friendly language free of medical terminology and jargon)
  • Quality: What is the overall quality of production (including visual and sound elements)
  • Rules: Did the video comply with contest rules?

2022 Student Video Winners

1st Place

High Performance Ageing

Connor Smith, John Tagulao, Kerry Simmonds, and Matthew Nauman; San Diego State University from San Diego, CA

2nd Place

Is Exercise Safe for Older Adults

Christy Astorga, Andrea Farmer, and Rebecca Wymer; University of North Florida in Jacksonville, FL

3rd Place

Urinary Incontinence in the Older Adult

Elise Stuart and Yessie Koontz; University of North Florida DPT in Jacksonville, FL

Honorable Mention

Movement to Minimize Memory Loss

Bianca Gallegos, Marcus Hayes, and Morgan; University of North Florida in Jacksonville, FL


1st Place

Physical Therapy for Depression in Ageing Adults

John Basa, Kira Kamrud, Sierra Martin, and Maggie Smith; University of Vermont in Burlington, VT

1st Place

Myths of Aging

Malloree Escue, Kaila Kikugawa, Peyton Lassley; University of North Florida

3rd Place

Balance Exercises for Fall Prevention

Spencer Edwards; Ohio University

4th Place

Exercise and Osteoarthritis: Motion Is Lotion

Kelly Rhodes; Ohio University

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