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 Calling ALL Biomechanists!

 National Biomechanics Day

Two-Minute-Tweet Competition

Sponsored by the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports

Like the ethos of National Biomechanics Day, the goal of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports is to bridge the gap between the excellent research happening in labs around the world with those who use it and are interested in it – the general public, athletes, and applied clinicians and practitioners.

This National Biomechanics Day we want to showcase the outstanding biomechanics activities and research that are happening around the world, and publicize them using Twitter. Are you a researcher or practitioner using biomechanics in your everyday job, particularly in the areas of sports performance or sports medicine? If so, tell us what you are doing!

To apply, record a video of up to two minutes describing your research or an aspect of your research that applies to sports biomechanics and can be interpreted by the wider community. Videos can include anything that helps describe your project. This can include but is not limited to infographics, Powerpoint slides and/or action shots of your lab and/or testing protocol.

Deadline for video submission is 11:59 PM EST on April 4th. Upload your video in MP4 video format to Dropbox and create a shareable link to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The top 10 videos will be randomly tweeted individually between April 9th & 10th and all will be retweeted on the 11th April when National Biomechanics Day starts. Judging will be performed by a panel of five ISBS directors and winners will be announced at 5 PM EST on the 11th April.

Note – you do not need to be a current member of ISBS to be eligible to enter this competition

There are three prizes up for grabs:

  • Best submission led by student: One year ISBS student membership
  • Most retweeted video between release and close of NBD (4.59PM EST): €100 cash prize sponsored by ISBS PLUS one year ISBS full membership

Video Format & Guidelines:

  • Must include in the first 15 s your name, any collaborators/co-authors involved in the research and personal/lab/organization twitter handle(s) in text at the bottom of the video.
  • Videos must be no longer than 2 minutes in length.
  • Maximum resolution: 1920x1200
  • Aspect ratios: 1:2.39 – 2.39:1 range (inclusive)
  • Maximum frame rate: 40fps
  • Maximum bitrate: 25Mbps


  • Make sure your visuals are in focus and legible!
  • Less is more: text and complicated graphics can distract your audience – you don’t want them to read your slide instead of listening to what you have to say. 
  • Personal touches: personal touches can allow your audience to understand the impact of your research.
  • Work your message: is there a metaphor that helps explain your research?
  • An engaging visual presentation can make or break any oration, so make sure your media is legible, clear and concise.