Video Contest 2011
Science Can Fix That!
Make a video to explore the theme Science Can Fix That! Be creative. Find a problem and propose a scientific solution. Your video is between one and two minutes long.
Submitting your Entry
Submit an original video based on the theme.
- Upload your video to YouTube.
- Download and fill in the Video Contest Application form (a .doc file). When you have filled out the form, please save it as “firstname_lastname_video_contest_entry_form_2011.doc” and e-mail it to the registrar.
** Please Note: This form is new, as of 11:00pm March 21, 2011. We have replaced the online form because of technical difficulties. If you submitted something through the online form, and are not sure if we received it, please e-mail the registrar.
- Download the Permission Form for Team Members.
- Each member of the team must separately print, fill in and sign the Permission Form, and mail it to the address given at the bottom of the form. The form can be filled in and saved on your computer using the latest version of Acrobat Reader.
- Download the Release Form for Non-Team Members who appear in the video.
- Each person who appears in the video, but who is not a member of the team, must sign this Release Form for Non-Team Members, and mail it to the address given at the bottom of the form. The form can be filled in and saved on your computer using the latest version of Acrobat Reader.
The competition is open to students from grades 6 – 12 in the London District (Middlesex, Oxford, and Elgin counties) The contest is limited to one entry per person. A video entry can be submitted by teams of up to 4 people.**
**Please note that the Youth Science Ontario provincial contest only accepts teams of up to 2 people. The LDSTF is not able to send groups of 3 or 4 on to the provincial contest.
Junior – grades 6 – 8; Intermediate – grades 9 – 10; Senior – Grades 11 – 12. The highest grade of all the members of the team determines the category in which the video is entered.
Videos can be submitted between February 1, 2011 and March 23, 2011.
The best overall video will win the Youth Science Ontario Best Video Prize. This includes $100 and an invitation to the Youth Science Ontario Showcase in June. The $100 will be divided evenly between all group members.
First place plaques will be awarded in each of the age categories.
Second and third place winners will receive a certificate.
All first place winners will be entered in the provincial contest, provided that they are in groups of up to 2 people.
Video files must be in .avi, .mpeg, .mov, .wmv or .flv compressed video format at 640-480.
Mobile phone videos can be uploaded at its original smaller dimensions.
Videos must be original work. Videos that have been previously accepted for another contest
will not qualify for this competition.
Here are some sites where you can access music that is published under the creative commons license, and so is free for you to use in your video.
Creative Commons. See the latest in creative commons audio news and links.
Free Music Archive Tonnes of music very user friendly.
The Internet Archive Is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public.
Internet Audio Archive This library contains over two hundred thousand free digital recordings ranging from alternative news programming, to Grateful Dead concerts, to Old Time Radio shows, to book and poetry readings, to original music uploaded by our users. Many of these audios and MP3s are available for free download.
Entries will be judged on the basis of originality of idea, creative imagination, ability to inspire, scientific truth and relevance of ideas, and adherence to the contest rules. Contest winners will be announced at the Thames Valley Science and Engineering Fair Awards Ceremony. Judges will be appointed at the sole discretion of the Thames Valley Science and Engineering Fair and all decisions of the Judging Committee are final.
Before being declared a winner of any prize, winning entrants will be required to sign a Declaration and Release Form confirming compliance with the contest rules and acceptance of the prizes as awarded, and releasing LDSTF and its affiliated agencies from any and all liability in connection with the prizes or this contest. Declaration and Release Forms must be returned within the time period specified on the form in order to collect any prize.
Videos may not contain:
- Any copyrighted or otherwise protected material for which you have not obtained permission to use, including but not limited to: music, voice-over content, images, photography or video, art, text or trademarks.
- Nudity, lewd, vulgar or offensive behaviour, language or gestures.
Examples from 2010
To find other entries, go to YouTube and type “Science can fix that 2010”, including the quotes, into the search box.
The Legal Stuff
Conditions of Participation
By participating in the Thames Valley Science and Engineering Fair Video Division, each entrant (and his/her legal guardian, if applicable) accepts and agrees to these Official Rules and to the decisions of the Thames Valley Science and Engineering Fair, which shall be final and legally binding. The Thames Valley Science and Engineering Fair will not be responsible for late, lost, misdirected, falsified, incomplete or destroyed entries and all such entries are void. The Thames Valley Science and Engineering Fair does not assume any responsibility for incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry information; technical malfunctions; human or technical error; lost, delayed or garbled data; or transmissions, omission, interruption, deletion, defect or failures of any telephone or computer lines or networks, computer equipment, software, web sites, or any combination thereof. No correspondence will be entered into except with the selected entrants. This contest is subject to all Federal, Provincial, and Municipal laws.
Rights to the Video
The Thames Valley Science and Engineering Fair has the exclusive right to publish or broadcast, in part or in whole, any video received through this contest in any and all Thames Valley Science and Engineering Fair publications, web sites or video, television or print promotions or announcements, and in local, provincial or national media, without limitations, whether apart from or in connection with any other written matter, video, advertising or new item pertaining to the Thames Valley Science and Engineering Fair Video Division.
Use of the Video
The Thames Valley Science and Engineering Fair accepts no responsibility for loss, damage or claims caused by, or resulting from, the contest or prizes associated with this contest. By entering and accepting a prize, each winner consents to the use of his/her name, video and photographs without further remuneration, in connection with any publicity carried out by or on behalf of the Thames Valley Science and Engineering Fair with respect to this competition.
The Thames Valley Science and Engineering Fair reserves the right to terminate or to amend this contest at any time and in any way, without prior notice. Without limiting the foregoing, if, for any reason, the contest is not capable of running as originally planned, the Thames Valley Science and Engineering Fair reserves the right to cancel the contest. The Thames Valley Science and Engineering Fair shall not be held responsible for any problems, errors or negligence that may arise or occur in connection with the contest including, but not limited to, any damage to an entrant’s computer equipment, system, software, or any combination thereof, as a result of the entrant’s participation in this contest.
The Thames Valley Science and Engineering Fair respects your right to privacy. Unless otherwise indicated, any information provided will only be used to assess the entries and execute the contest, including any promotion as described above. By providing personally identifiable information, you consent to the collection of this information by the Thames Valley Science and Engineering Fair for the purpose of administering this contest. Except where required by law, the Thames Valley Science and Engineering Fair does not disclose personal information to third parties.