Who We Are

As the Canadian leader in providing trusted, evidence-based information on all areas of the gastrointestinal tract, the GI (Gastrointestinal) Society is committed to improving the lives of people with GI and liver conditions, supporting research, advocating for appropriate patient access to health care, and promoting gastrointestinal and liver health.


The Competition

We would like to run a 30 second animation in Canadian movie theatres during the month of April, which is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month, to raise awareness around the social issues of frequent bathroom usage.

The competition is to produce an animation, set in a movie theatre. Work should be respectful while depicting a complex social circumstance. Students may give their own interpretations, but the key message is that individuals who have IBS use the washrooms a lot, so if they were in a movie theatre, they might be selective about where they sit and might have to leave during the movie a few times to go to the bathroom. It should end with the phrase, “Got a BadGut®? Visit www.badgut.org for Good Advice”.

Submissions must be HD quality, 1080p preferred.


Competitor Benefits

  • the winner will receive $500
  • all competitors will receive full credit for their work
  • the chance to support your community while raising awareness of IBS



Animations must be received by Sunday, February 8, 2015 at noon.


How to Apply

Contact William Hall at [email protected].

Please note that all entries, whether selected as the winning entry or not, become the property of the Gastrointestinal Society and the Canadian Society of Intestinal Research.