Phone with Selfie of Halloween Costumes

Chemistry Costume Contest

Get ready for Halloween and celebrate NCW by showing off your creative chemistry-inspired costume on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok at your group’s ChemClash watch party!  

Snap a pic of your costume and post to Instagram or TikTok with #ChemClash for a chance to be featured LIVE on the ChemClash stream! The costumes with the most votes from the audience will take home a prize!  

Need Inspiration? Check out this C&EN article that features some creative costume ideas!   

Round 5 is "Family Feud" Style and We Need Survey Responses From You and Your Group!

Take part in our chemistry spin on the popular game show format where contestants guess the results of audience survey questions.  

What's the most stylish lab gear? What's your least favorite lab chore? We want to hear from you! Share this short fun survey with your group to submit by Oct. 18th.

Share with everyone attending your ChemClash watch party and see how you stack up against your peers during the livestream! 

Phone with Video of Professor Molenium

TikTok and Instagram Reels Challenge

What’s the chemistry of your favorite fall sweater? What’s the science of dry cleaning? How can we use chemistry to create more sustainable textiles?  

Post an outreach video on TikTok or Instagram explaining an interesting chemistry concept or story related to this year’s NCW theme, Fabulous Fibers.

All video entries will be reviewed by our panel of Chemistry TikTokers, with finalists' submissions streamed LIVE during the ChemClash on October 18th. Top videos will be eligible for prizes!

  • Upload your video by October 14th to Instagram or TikTok with #ChemClash
  • Videos must be 30 seconds to 3 minutes in length
  • Videos must be public
  • Videos should be intended for a general audience
  • Get creative! Write a song, create a chemistry dance, or incorporate a viral trend!

Sign the video release form embedded below to be eligible for prizes and allow us to feature your video during the livestream.

Need Inspiration? Here are some of our favorite chemistry SciComm videos from our judging panel!

The Surprising Scientific Story of Silly Putty

Alma Hayden - unsung hero of the FDA

Magnetic Cereal