Video Competition

Official Rules, Guidelines, and Restrictions

1. Who can enter?

Everyone! This video competition is open to individuals worldwide since ‘Science is for Everyone’. Please ensure you fill out accurate and honest details, so we can ensure your entry is judged in the appropriate category. There are three age categories: under 12, 12-17 and 18+. For each category, all shortlisted video submissions, the runner-up and the winner will be announced on November 8, 2019. 

All runner-up and winning videos will all be screened on the 15-metre-long LED screen outside the front of Glasgow Science Centre – for your science video to be shared with the world! There are also Science Passports for Glasgow Science Centre and certificates up for grabs (please see below for full details on prizes for winners, runners-up and shortlisted entrants).

Excluded from the competition are members of the judging panel and the organising committee (board members of theGIST, employees of the Glasgow Science Centre and employees of Discovery with Three).

2. How can I enter? 

First, ensure you follow the Official Rules. To enter the competition, fill out the Google form below with your information and upload your video entry (accepted file formats are MP4, MOV and QT). Only online video submissions will be accepted. 

If you have any problems submitting your video, please contact [email protected]

Video submissions must comply with the Guidelines and Restrictions. These guidelines include important information about file type, size and video length – please remember to read these prior to entering the competition.

The deadline for submissions is 11:59 PM GMT on October 31, 2019.

You must have a valid email address. If you are under the age of 18, you are permitted to submit an entry using the email address of an adult. However, you must seek permission of the account holder prior to submitting an entry. 

Please submit your video using this online form

3. Judging/Judging Criteria. 

The judging process will take place in stages as follows:

Shortlisting 

Representatives of the Organisers and Partners that have the required knowledge and experience to apply the judging criteria will shortlist video submissions. All video submissions will be judged based on the following criteria: 

(a) overall impression

(b) storyline

(c) link to the theme ‘science is for everyone’ and 

(d) quality of production. 

Subject to verification, eligibility and compliance with the Official Rules, up to five video submissions will be shortlisted per category. Shortlisted video submissions will be notified at the beginning of November 2019. All shortlisted video submissions will receive a certificate issued by theGIST, Glasgow Science Centre, and Discovery with Three. Certificates will be shipped at no extra charge on provision of a postal address.

The Organisers reserves the right to cancel or modify this Competition in the event an insufficient number of entries are received that meet the minimum judging criteria.

Selection of Prizewinners

A panel of judges selected by the Organisers that have the required knowledge and experience to apply the Judging Criteria will select one winner and one runner-up from the Shortlisted video submissions. Subject to verification, eligibility and compliance with the Official Rules, the winners and runner-ups will be selected by the judging panel in November 2019.

The Organisers retain the right, at their sole discretion, and without prior notice to entrants, to change or delay the dates of the judging process.

4. Prizes. Up to six prizes will be awarded across the Competition. One runner-up and one winner for each of the three categories: under 12, 12-17, and 18+.

  1. Winner: Screening of video submission on Glasgow Science Centre Screen, a Science Passport for Glasgow Science Centre, and Winner Certificate issued by theGIST, Glasgow Science Centre, and Discovery with Three https://www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/science-passport
  2. Runner-up: Screening of video submission on Glasgow Science Centre Screen and Runner-up Certificate issued by theGIST, Glasgow Science Centre, and Discovery with Three.

Certificates will be shipped at no extra charge on provision of a postal address.

Screenings will take place in the period between November 2019 – end of December 2019. 

All Shortlisted video submissions will also be displayed on the Competition website beginning on December 2019. Details of the screening events will be published on the competition website.

5. Notification. Shortlisted video submissions will be notified by email before the end of November 2019.  Potential Shortlisted video submissions may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, release of liability, and, except where prohibited, any necessary publicity release(s) (collectively, ‘Supporting Documents’) by email and certified mail with return receipt requested within ten (10) business days of such notification. Noncompliance within this time period will result in disqualification and, at the Organiser’s sole discretion, an alternate potential Shortlisted video submission may be selected from the remaining eligible video submissions. If any potential Shortlisted video submission cannot be reached, is found to be ineligible, cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, potential Winner will be disqualified and time permitting, and at the Organiser’s sole discretion, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible video submissions.