My MOSH Story


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My MOSH Story Video Contest

Our My MOSH Story video contest is a great opportunity to show your support for Jacksonville’s Museum of Science & History by sharing your story about how MOSH positively impacted your life!

Beginning April 15, enter the contest for a chance to win one of fourteen prizes. Make a short video telling the world how MOSH changed your life for the better.


  • Grand Prize: Large Family Membership (up to seven members, valued at $200)
  • 1st Prize: Family Membership (up to four members, valued at $150)
  • 2nd Prize: Family Membership (up to two members, valued at $125)
  • 3rd Prize: Individual Membership  (one member, valued at $100)
  • Runner-up Prizes: Choice of one (1) MOSH t-shirt (10 runner-up prizes in all.)


May 31, 2023, at midnight (Eastern Daylight Time). Winners will be announced by email and online by June 2, 2023.


1. The My MOSH Story video contest is open to everyone.*

2. Entries must be an original work of your own creation. Any music or images used may not infringe on any copyright laws.

3. Entries must be 30–60 seconds long.

4. Entries must address one (or more) of the following themes:

  • “What I love about MOSH…”
  • “What MOSH taught me…”
  • “How MOSH is unique…”
  • “How MOSH has positively impacted my life…”
  • “MOSH inspired me to…”

5. Only one video entry per person will be accepted. Households with more than one person may enter one video for each family member, provided each video features a unique subject.

6. Entrants will receive one additional entry each—up to three additional entries total—for posting original content about your participation in the My MOSH Story video contest to your YouTube channel, social media profile, etc. You must tag MOSH in all such posts.

7. Entrants may collaborate on a video, but only the Primary Creator under whose name the entry is submitted will receive credit and (potentially) a prize.

8. Entries must be submitted through this Contest Entry Page and in accordance with the video submission guidelines.

9. Video contest entries must not be posted online prior to our MOSH team posting them online. After it appears on our channel (if it does) you may post it on your own channel, website, Facebook, etc.

*All entries submitted by entrant under the age of 18 must be accompanied with a signed and dated parent/legal guardian CONSENT FORM.


Submission starts April 15.

There is no entry fee. To submit your video, please fill out the Submission Form, and upload your video entry as an .mp4 or .mov file. We will not accept entries by email or by mail on a physical disc.

My MOSH Story Submission

Name of My MOSH Story entrant(Required)
Max. file size: 50 MB.
By signing my name

Questions & Answers

What are we looking for?
Authenticity. Creativity. Sincerity. Fun. Make us feel something. Remember that even short videos work best when they create emotion. So, feel free to be vulnerable when telling your MOSH Story. We suggest keeping your video production simple by simply looking into the camera and speaking from your heart.

We will post many entries on our YouTube channel, and on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Our goal is to share our community’s love for MOSH and its exhibitions, programming, educational opportunities, and events. One of the most impactful ways to do this is to share several unique perspectives from the millions of MOSH visitors whose lives have been positively impacted since the Museum’s founding in 1941. Your sincerity can be funny or serious, fast or slow, high-tech or simple. In the end, we will judge each entry based on how much it moves us to tears, laughter, and/or applause.

Can my video go over the time limit by a teeny little bit? Pretty please?
Sorry, but no. We can’t accept videos that are longer or shorter than the time frame stated in the rules.