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 2024 National Athletic Training Month theme From Head to Toe. The contest opens March 1 and closes at 11:59 p.m. CST on March 24. 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 uploaded via Dropbox. In the name box, please include your name and your district number and school.  (Example: Claire Love D5- St. Louis University) At the end of the video, please include your name and the names of any other AT students involved in the video-making process, your school's name and your district. Entries will be accepted through March 24 at 11:59 p.m. CST.  Late entries will not be accepted. Members of SLC can participate in the video contest.

All submissions must be original work of the student(s). Videos must be original work by entry-level athletic training student(s) with all content (video and audio) being original work. 

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 Instagram, and, by extension, will not be eligible to be a part of the contest. All eligible videos will be posted on the NATA SLC social media pages starting March 26 with the title “NATA SLC Video Contest 2024: 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 two minutes. This year’s videos should be based on the theme From Head to Toe.

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 instagram March 26.The top five most “liked” entries on Instagram by 11:59 p.m. CST March 28 will be voted on by the members of SLC. A vote by the full committee will then decide the first-, second-, and third-place winners. First-, second-, and third-place winners will be announced March 29. The first-place winner will also receive a reward of $200!

If members of SLC 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.