Want to communicate your research to a wider audience and try your hand at video production? Now’s your chance! Young scientists pre-registered for the EGU General Assembly are invited to take part in the EGU’s first ever Communicate Your Science Video Competition!
The aim is to produce a video up-to-three-minutes long to share your research with the general public. The winning entry will receive a free registration to the General Assembly in 2015.
Your video can include scenes of you out in the field and explaining an outcrop, or at the lab bench showing how to work out water chemistry; entries can also cartoons, animations (including stop motion), or music videos – you name it! As long as you’re explaining concepts in the Earth, planetary and space sciences in a language suitable for a general audience, you can be as creative as you like.
Here’s one we made earlier! Sam Illingworth, who represents young scientists on the Programme Committee of the General Assembly, speaks about all things methane:
Feeling inspired? Send your video to Sara Mynott (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 5 April, together with proof of online pre-registration to EGU 2014. Check the EGU website for more information about the competition and pre-register for the conference on the EGU 2014 website
Shortlisted videos will be showcased on the EGU YouTube Channel in April, when voting opens! In the run up to the General Assembly and during the conference, viewers can vote for their favourite film by clicking on the video’s ‘like’ button. The winning video will be the one with the most likes by the end of the General Assembly.
What are you waiting for? Take the chance to showcase your research and spread great geoscientific facts with the world!
Update (18/03/14): Competition deadline extended to 5 April 2014