Trust-a-thon, A Virtual Team Challenge

September 20 – 26, 2020

Trust-a-thon banner

The Vesalius Trust invites you to the Trust-a-thon – a virtual team challenge that aims to raise funds to support student and professional research in the field of medical and scientific communication. Teams will compete in a 5-day marathon of pure creative and collaborative energy to create a visual communication piece inspired by a secret theme.

The secret theme will be revealed during our Live Zoom Event on Sunday, September 20. Team presentations, live voting and winner announcement will occur during our Live Zoom Event on Saturday, September 26. See below for more Live Zoom Event details.

Live Zoom Event, September 20

Sunday, September 20 @ 6:00 PM (ET) / 3:00 PM (PT)

Please join us on Sunday, September 20 for the Vesalius Trust Scholars Presentation and Trust-a-thon Secret Theme Reveal

Click here to register for the event!

Live Zoom Event, September 26

Saturday, September 26 @ 6:00 PM (ET) / 3:00 PM (PT)

Please join us on Saturday, September 26 for the Trust-a-thon Team Presentations, Live Voting and Winner Announcement

Please note that live voting will occur during the event. To be able to vote for your favorite team, you will need the Zoom desktop application. To download Zoom, visit https://zoom.us/download and select Zoom Client for Meetings.

Click here to register for the event!

Trust-a-thon Teams

We are so honoured and excited to present our Trust-a-thon Teams!

You can check out some of their work-in-progress throughout the week by using the team hashtags. We can’t wait to see what they create!

Team SASS – Serious About Stylish Science

Donate to the team here!

Follow their progress on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram using the hashtag:
#VTTrustathon01

Team I Thought You’d Never AXS

Donate to the team here!

Follow their progress on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram using the hashtag:
#VTTrustathon04

Team
finalfinaldraftv2.ai

Donate to the team here!

Follow their progress on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram using the hashtag:
#VTTrustathon02

Team
Quinteceraptors

Donate to the team here!

Follow their progress on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram using the hashtag:
#VTTrustathon05

Team
Blood Type BVIS

Donate to the team here!

Follow their progress on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram using the hashtag:
#VTTrustathon03

Team
Zoomsday Machine

Donate to the team here!

Follow their progress on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram using the hashtag:
#VTTrustathon06

Team Point Totals

Last updated: September 20, 4:33 PM (ET)
Team point totals will be updated daily here from Monday, September 21 up until the Live Zoom Event on Saturday, September 26.

Teams Funds raised
(1$ = 1 pt)
Social media posts
(1 post = 10 pts)
Live votes (Sep 26)
(1 vote = 10 pts)
Team SASS – Serious About Stylish Science 50
Team finalfinaldraftv2.ai 125
Team Blood Type BVIS 250
Team I Thought You’d Never AXS 50
Team Quinteceraptos 50
Team Zoomsday Machine 100

Trust-a-thon Challenge Guidelines

For Trust-a-thon challenge guidelines and details, refer to the links below:

Got questions? Email vesaliustrustgrp@gmail.com with the subject line: Trust-a-thon.

Here’s How it Works

The Trust-a-thon will run from Sunday, September 20, and end during a Live Zoom Event on Saturday, September 26 @ 6:00 PM (ET) / 3:00 PM (PT).

Teams have about five days to complete the challenge. With that said, it’s up to the team to determine how much time they’d like to commit to complete the challenge. For example, teams can spend 20 minutes a day for five days working to create their communication piece! Although our goal is to raise funds for scholarships and awards, the Trust-a-thon is also a wonderful opportunity to make something fun, try out new techniques and skills, and connect with other creative individuals virtually!

 

The Challenge

Teams will create a communication piece inspired by a secret theme – to be announced during a Live Zoom Event on the first day of the challenge (Sunday, September 20 @ 6:00 PM ET / 3:00 PM PT) . The finished piece can take the form of a:

  • 2D or 3D illustration
  • Comic
  • 3D model
  • Animation
  • Interactive (web, AR/VR)

All teams will have from the moment the theme is announced to Friday, September 25 @ midnight (PT) to work on their communication piece. For submission details, refer to the Final Submission section. 

 

Team Scoring

From September 20 to 26, teams can collect points by:

  1. Raising funds to support student and professional research
      • Every 1$ raised = 1 point
      • Each team will be assigned a GoFundMe page. The goal is to raise $500
  2. Sharing work-in-progress posts on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter
      • Each social media post = 10 points
      • However, for the points to be awarded, the posts must tag @vesaliustrust and use a specific hashtag assigned to each team. We also encourage using other hashtags such as #vesaliustrust, #VTTrustathon, and #VT2020vision
      • The posts must be shared on public accounts 
      • The posts must share original content only – reposts do not count as points
      • Social media posts during this time should be of work in progress ONLY. The big reveal of the finished piece will be done during the Live Zoom Event on Saturday, September 26
  3. Receiving votes from viewers in a poll during the Live Zoom Event on Saturday, September 26
      • Every 1 vote = 10 points

The team that has collected the most points by the end of the Live Zoom Event will be announced as the Winner of the Trust-a-thon Team Challenge, while the team with the most votes will be awarded the People’s Choice.

Teams

Trust-a-thon teams can consist of:

 

Other information pertaining to your team:

  • Teams will elect a team captain, who:
    • Will be the point of contact for VT’s Trust-a-thon organizer
    • Will be asked to participate during the Live Zoom Event (and a dry run leading up to the first event)
    • Will need to have the Zoom desktop application downloaded on their computer
  • How each team will work together will be entirely up to them, although we recommend using:
  • You’ll need a team name!
  • A team photo will be shared on the VT website and social media accounts. This can take the form of:
    • Photo(s) of team members
    • Sketches or drawings of team members
    • Or a screenshot of the team on Google Meet or Zoom, using grid view
  • Teams will be provided with a kit that will include:
    • A release form to be signed by all team members (to share images on VT social platforms, create prints for sale through the VT website, etc.)
    • Trust-a-thon pro tips and social media templates (with sample social copy and hashtags)
    • Access details to your team’s GoFundMe page for fundraising

Secret Theme

Hold your horses! The secret theme will be announced during the Live Zoom Event on Sunday, September 20 at 6:00 PM (ET) / 3:00 PM (PT).

Final Submission

The deadline for the final submission is Friday, September 25 @ midnight (PT).
The Trust-a-thon organizer will be in contact with each team with regard to submission methods.

For ALL submission formats, please provide: 

  • 1-3 web-ready JPGs or PNGs (72 dpi, RGB, minimum 1500 pixels wide) 
    • These images will be used for sharing on the VT website and social media accounts
    • For animated and interactive pieces, you can choose a film still/screenshot
  • 1 print-ready PDF or TIFF (300 dpi, CMYK, 11 x 17 inches, with 1/8 inch bleed and crop marks)
    • These files will be used for prints to be sold on the VT website
  • A short description (~100 words) about the finished communication piece. This can include the intended target audience, resources/references used, etc.

 

If your finished piece is one of the formats below, please follow the submission details:

  • For 3D models, you can either:
    • Provide a link to a video of the 3D model uploaded to your website, or a video-sharing platform such as Vimeo, YouTube, etc.
    • Or provide a link to the 3D model if it can be viewed through a browser
  • For animations:
    • Provide a link to the video uploaded to your website, or a video-sharing platform such as Vimeo, YouTube, etc.
  • For interactives, you can either:
    • Provide a link to the interactive if uploaded on your website
    • Provide a link to the app if available for download
    • Or provide a link to a trailer/user video of the interactive that’s been uploaded to your website, or a video-sharing platform such as Vimeo, YouTube, etc.

All final work will be available for public viewing through the VT website on Saturday, September 26.

Important Dates

Wednesday, September 9
Team sign-up deadline @ midnight (PT)

Sunday, September 20
Live Zoom Event and secret theme announcement @ 6:00 PM (ET) / 3:00 PM (PT)

Friday, September 25
Final submission deadline @ midnight (PT)

Saturday, September 26
Live Zoom Event, team presentations, live voting and winner announcement @ 6:00 PM (ET) / 3:00 PM (PT)