This competition will cease after the 2024 Annual International Meeting if a permanent funding source is not identified. 

The ASABE P-128 Engineering Ethics Competition Committee invites ASABE students and young professionals to participate in the Professional Engineering Ethics Video Challenge.

The Challenge
In a video of five minutes or less, describe an ethical issue(s) faced by agricultural and biological engineers in practice or research. The top three sections will be invited to attend the Annual International Meeting (AIM), where winning videos will be presented at the ethics session sponsored by EOPD-412 Professional Ethics Committee, as case studies for discussion of ethical scenarios.

Videos may be created by individuals or teams. Potential themes include ethical issue(s) involving engineering design, manufacturing, practice, management, research, etc. Present the issue(s) in an engaging manner that promotes group discussion. Resolution of the issue(s) does not need to be identified within the video itself. However, at the end of the video, relevant source material used in development of the case should be cited and sources for discussion may be suggested.

EOPD-412 will use the winning videos to introduce ethical scenarios at its session at the AIM, for which ASABE members can receive professional development hours for participating.

Cash prize, Complimentary AIM Registration, Plaque
Three winners will be selected to receive prize money of $500, $300, and $200 for 1st through 3rd placements. The top three placements will also each receive one complimentary registration to attend the upcoming AIM. A plaque will be presented to the first place winner.

The top three placements will be announced during the AIM Student Awards Breakfast.

Open to ASABE IPC (preprofessional/student) and YPC (young professional) members, age 18 and older. All ASABE undergraduates are IPC members; others age 34 and under, including graduate students, are YPC members. Entries must be submitted by an ASABE member in good standing. The preprofessional individuals or teams must have a faculty or industry sponsor to provide oversight on the project.

Entries must be the entrants' original, previously unpublished work. Applicant will have a university official (departmental chair, etc.) review and sign a letter stating that the video is indeed the original work of the applicant and that it is not in conflict with any known rules/regulations of the same university.

-Target: English-speaking audience of licensed professional engineer ASABE members.
-Ensure the effectiveness of your communication by incorporating a professional ethical issue. Potential themes include ethical issue(s) involving engineering design, manufacturing, practice, management, research, etc.
-Mention “Agricultural and Biological Engineering” at least once in the video.
-Video length must not exceed five minutes
-Ending credits should include:
-Source material used in develoing the video and sources helpful for relevant discussion
-ASABE logo (Find logo here)
-ASABE web address -
-Proper reference to and permission to use any copyrighted material (including music); and
-Credit to any individuals or entities who contributed expertise, equipment, or other resources to the making of your video
-Upload your video to YouTube. Finalists will be asked to provide a digital file.
-Entries become the property of ASABE and may be used at the discretion of ASABE.
-Format preferences (not requirements)

Video Codec
-H.264, MPEG-2 or MPEG-4
-Aspect Ratio: 16:9
-Resolution Max: 1920 x 1080
-Resolution Min: 640 x 360
-Frames per sec: 29.97 to 30

Audio Format
-MP3 or AAC 44.1kHz
-192kbps minimum

The video deadline is April 15. Entries should be submitted to ASABE headquarters. Winners will be notified by May 1. All entrants must be ASABE members.

E-mail the following information to  the Awards Administrator
-Team name
-Contact info: (phone, email, school)
-Category (IPC or YPC)
-Sponsor (Name, Phone, Email)
-YouTube link to access video 

ASABE P-128 officers will evaluate the videos on criteria that include, but are not limited to:
-Relevance of the ethics issue
-Clarity of presentation of the issue
-The ability to engage the audience

  • quality of the video
  • content requirements;
  • strength, clarity, and consistency of messaging;
  • creativity;
  • production quality

ASABE P-128 officers reserves the right not to award winners and to disqualify entries for any reason. The decisions of ASABE P-128 officers will be final and binding on all matters.

General Rules and Regulations 
By entering the ASABE P-128 Ethics Video Competition (hereafter referred to as “the contest”), entrants:

  • Acknowledge that the individual submitting the entry and any and all team members are ASABE IPC and YPC Community members, age 18 and older, that entries may be submitted by individuals or teams, and that the individual submitting the entry is an ASABE member in good standing, who will serve as primary contact for the entry;
  • Agree to be bound by the decisions of ASABE and judges which are final and binding in all matters, including any decision not to award any prizes or recognition;
  • Grant ASABE and its designees the right, unless prohibited by law, to use their names, cities and states of residence, voices, pictures, and likenesses, without compensation, notification, or permission, for the purpose of advertising and publicity in any and all media, now or after known, throughout the world in perpetuity;
  • Acknowledge and agree that ASABE will own and administer 100% of the copyright in all entries submitted, with the perpetual right to use such entries. ASABE will own the entries submitted, and its designees may exploit, edit, modify, and distribute the entries and all elements of such entries, including, without limitation, the names and likenesses of any persons or locations embodied therein, in any and all media, now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity without limitation at no additional notification or permission of entrants or any third party. In addition, entrants forever waive and relinquish all so-called "moral rights ("droit moral") now or hereafter recognized;
  • Acknowledge ASABE expressly disclaims any responsibility and entrants agree to release, indemnify, and hold ASABE harmless for liability, damages, or claims for injury or loss to any person or property (including death) relating to, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, participation in this contest, the acceptance and/or subsequent use or misuse of any of the prizes awarded (including any travel or activity release thereto), claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy;
  • Acknowledge ASABE is not responsible for misdirected, inaccurate, incomplete, lost, late, delayed, undelivered, damaged, or illegible entries, and all such entries will be void. ASABE is not responsible for technical, hardware, or software failures of any kind. ASABE reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify, or prematurely conclude the contest should any computer virus, malfunction, fraud, tampering, unauthorized intervention, or other cause beyond ASABE’s control corrupt the administration, security, or proper operation of the contest. If the contest is cancelled, ASABE may, in its sole discretion, judge all eligible entries received up to time of such action. False or deceptive entries or acts will render the entrant ineligible and ASABE reserves the right to disqualify any entrant (and void his/her entry) who attempts to undermine the legitimate operation of the contest by tampering with any website mechanism, acts in a disruptive manner, or violates these Official Rules.