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 2020 National Athletic Training Month theme “ATs Impact Health Care Through Action”. The contest opens January 27, 2020 and closes March 22, 2020 (at midnight EST). The contest is open to any CAATE accredited professional athletic training program.

Creativity is key! We look forward to seeing what this year’s entries have in store!


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 name and your district. Entries will be accepted through March 22 (midnight EST).  Late entries will not be accepted. Members of the NATA Student Leadership Committee can participate in the video contest.

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 23 with the title “NATA SLC Video Contest 2020: School Name.”



During National Athletic Training Month, all eligible videos can be viewed on the NATA SLC Facebook page on March 23, 2020.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. Shared likes will not be counted, likes must be on the original NATA SLC post. 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 Monday, April 13 and recognized at the NATA Clinical Symposia & AT Expo in Atlanta. The first-place winner will also receive a reward of $200!

If members of the Student Leadership Committee participate in a video or their educational program submits a video, that member forfeits their right to vote on that video and their vote is passed to a different member of the committee.

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 (Athletic Training, Athletic Training Room/Facility, etc), and be a maximum of three minutes. This year’s videos should be based on the theme “ATs Impact Health Care Through Action”.

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.