page headerAnnouncing the Winners!

K-5 Category

First Place – Kiera Goodwin

Second Place – Brooke Grimsley

Third Place – Joshua Garber

Adult Category

First Place – Olivia Bagley

Second Place – Louis Radifera

Third Place – Hillary Mulder, Zinan Chen and Kathy Zhou

School Classroom
Mascoutah Elementary Environmental Club

Your mission

Make a short video – no more than 30 seconds – telling us why you love lemurs.


The video should convince us that you really love lemurs AND you want everyone to know it.

  • Using your video camera, digital camera, or cell phone, make a video (no more than 30 seconds)
  • Submit your work by (1) uploading your video to YouTube and (2) filling out the contest submission form

See the official rules for more details.

Be creative, inspirational, fun, motivational or goofy! Do not be mean, harassing, vulgar or degrading — because that ain’t cool and we will disqualify those videos. Also, do not use images, music or other audio that you do not have the right to use.


Local Classroom: You can win a trip to the Duke Lemur Center for up to 30 students and chaperones (transportation not included)! If your classroom submits a winning video and is able to visit the Duke Lemur Center in Durham, NC, you get a free tour!

Distant Classroom: Can’t make it to the Duke Lemur Center because you’re a little farther away? We have a prize for you! You will receive an Adopt-a-Lemur package for the classroom! Plus, we will work with you to schedule Virtual Tour of the Duke Lemur Center via web video chat. See lemurs from the comfort of your classroom!

Individuals: First, Second and Third Place in each category will receive prizes. First Place will receive a free Walking with Lemurs tour of the Duke Lemur Center, and see lemurs like you never have before. Second Place will receive an Adopt-a-Lemur package for the species of their choosing. Third Place will receive a lemur swag bag with fun lemur-y things. Winners will be selected from each of the age/grade level categories.

Submitting your video

You must upload your video to YouTube with the hashtag #LemurWeek in your title. This will require you to create a YouTube account if you do not have one. Once uploaded, grab the link and visit the Contest Submission Page from 12:00am EST March 29, 2015 through 11:59 pm EST on April 4, 2015 to submit your video to us. Failure to do one of these things will disqualify your entry. Submitting before or after the submission period will disqualify your video.


Everyone! We have categories divided by grade-level and age group: Kindergarten-5th grade, 6th-8th grade, High School and Adults. You will be asked for which category you are submitting the video. Adults should submit videos for anyone under 13 and indicate the submission if for their child. We encourage classrooms to submit videos as well!


A team of judges made up of Duke Lemur Center staff and volunteers will view the videos and select winners in each category.


Direct all questions, comments and concerns to with the Subject “Video Contest.” See the Official Rules here.


You can use these images in your videos to give them some lemur pizzazz! Or not, it’s your video, and using our stuff will not increase or decrease your chances of winning.

Click on each image to open a full size version. Then, right-click and select “save image as” to download each photo. These photos can only be used for your videos and nowhere else. If you use these images, give a shout-out somewhere to our photographer David Haring, please.


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Oscar, the new baby mongoose lemur, is one of five lemurs up for adoption at the Duke Lemur Center on Friday, June 6Maky in lemurweek shirt