NATM Video Contest

As part of National Athletic Training Month in March, the NATA Student Leadership Committee will once again hold its annual student video contest. 

Students will have the opportunity to promote the profession of athletic training by capturing the heart of the profession on film. This year, videos should be based on the 2018 NATM theme “Compassionate Care for All.” The contest is open to any entry-level athletic training student. Late entries will not be eligible. 

This year we are challenging you all to be creative. We’ve been impressed by your ability to remix songs and the incorporations of drone videos this past year. As we move forward the sky is the limit. We want you to be as creative as possible and we encourage all videos as long as they follow the topic of “Compassionate Care for All.”


Contest Rules

Each program may submit one entry. Video submissions should be emailed to the NATA SLC Outreach Sub-committee at In the body of the email, include a short explanation of the video, your name and the names of any other AT students involved in the video making process, your school and your district. Entries will be accepted through March 9 (midnight EST). 

All submissions must be original work of the student(s). 

All video entries need to reflect athletic training in a positive light – remember the idea of the contest is to promote the field! Videos that don’t follow the criteria will not be added to the list of videos for public viewing on the SLC Facebook page, and by extension will not be eligible to be a part of the contest. All eligible videos will be posted on the NATA SLC Facebook page on March 10 with the title “NATA SLC Video Contest 2018: School Name.”



During National Athletic Training Month, all eligible videos can be viewed on the NATA SLC Facebook page. The top 10 most “liked” entries by midnight (EST) March 31 will be voted on by the members of the NATA SLC Outreach Sub-committee to determine the top five video submissions. A vote by the full committee will then decide the first-, second-, and third-place winners. First-, second-, and third-place winners will be notified via email by April 14 and recognized at the Student Social in the Cramer Lounge during the NATA Clinical Symposia & AT Expo June 26-29 in New Orleans.


Video Criteria

Videos must be original work by entry-level athletic training student(s), positively promote the profession of athletic training using correct information and terminology, and be a maximum of three minutes. This year’s videos should be based off the theme “Compassionate Care for All.” The video will be judged on the following rubric: (1) message clarity and relevance, (2) adherence to this year’s theme, (3) creativity, (4) factual content, (5) videography and audio style and (6) organization. 


More Information

Contact the NATA SLC Outreach Sub-committee at (attn: NATM Video Contest) regarding any questions or concerns.