EGU 2014 Communicate Your Science Video Competition

Earlier this year we launched the Communicate Your Science Video Competition, a great opportunity to share research in the Earth, planetary and space sciences with the general public. What’s more, there’s a free registration to the 2015 General Assembly up for grabs and we’ve just extended the deadline to give you more time to get filming!

What’s it about?

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: to produce a video up-to-three-minutes long to share your research with the general public.

The prize: 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.

Need some inspiration? Sam Illingworth has put together a poetic example:

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How to enter

Send your video to Sara Mynott ( by 5 April, together with proof of online pre-registration to EGU 2014. Video files can be large, so we recommended using Dropbox, Wetransfer, or an alternative file-sharing service

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 shortly before the General Assembly.  In the run up to the conference, and during the meeting, 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.

Any questions? Just send an email to

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