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 2023 National Athletic Training Month theme There's an AT for That. The contest opens February 1, 2023 and closes at 11:59 p.m. CT on March 20, 2023. 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 Subcommittee 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 20, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. CT.  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 profession! Videos that don’t follow the criteria will not be added to the list of videos for public viewing on the NATA SLC YouTube channel, and, by extension, will not be eligible to be a part of the contest. All eligible videos will be posted on the NATA SLC YouTube Channel  on March 20 with the title “NATA SLC Video Contest 2023: School Name.”

*The participants in all submitted videos must abide by both federal and state CDC guidelines pertaining to COVID-19.

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 Facility, etc), and be a maximum of three minutes. This year’s videos should be based on the theme There's an AT for That.

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

6. Organization. 



During National Athletic Training Month, all eligible videos can be viewed on the NATA SLC YouTube channel on March 20, 2023 .The top 10 most “liked” entries by 11:59 p.m. CT March 31 will be voted on by the members of the NATA SLC Outreach Subcommittee 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 and recognized at the NATA Clinical Symposia & AT Expo. 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.


More Information

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