VIDEO COMPETITION
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Video competition

Video competition

If you are conducting research or a project relating to shorebirds in the East Asian-Australasian Flyway we want to see you creatively present your work!

Showcase your findings and tell us the story of your work in a video. Upload that video to your favourite video-sharing platform (YouTube, Vimeo, TikTok, etc.) and submit an entry form. Student entries will be considered for a $200 prize courtesy of Lotek Wireless.

Entries will be showcased on the meeting’s website and a student winner will be selected and announced by the end of the meeting!

Prize

The winning student entrant will receive $200 USD, courtesy of Lotek Wireless (Sponsor). Contest is administered by the 1st East Asian-Australasian Flyway Shorebird Science Meeting Organizers.

Eligibility

The contest is open to all who are conducting projects and/or research pertaining to shorebirds in the East Asian-Australasian Flyway, and who have registered and will attend proceedings of the 1st East Asian-Australasian Flyway Shorebird Science Meeting.

Only student entries will be considered for a prize. All student entries must feature the student’s work and entrants must be enrolled in an accredited educational institution.

How to enter

Produce a video of no more than three minutes that presents your research, project and/or findings pertaining to shorebirds in the East Asian-Australasian Flyway.

Upload that video to your favourite online video-sharing platform. Make sure that when you upload the video is public and you have “enabled embedding” in the advanced settings. Don’t forget to hashtag the meeting #EAAFSSM!

Once uploaded, fill out the entry form below to enter

Entry form

Judgement and criteria of student videos

Only student entries will be considered for a prize. All student entries must feature the student’s work and entrants must be enrolled in an accredited educational institution.

Our judges will be looking for creativity, clarity, and scientific integrity. Winner selection is at the judging panel’s sole discretion.

Timeline

Entries must be received by November 2, 2020 to be eligible.

Judgement will occur after November 2, 2020. A winner will be determined and announced before the end of the 1st East Asian-Australasian Flyway Shorebird Meeting on November 5, 2020.

Tips

Creating a good video can be fun and challenging. Be as creative as possible. Feel free to use any format that helps you tell your story: Act it out! Animate it! Visualize your data!

Your research is complex, but the story you tell in your video shouldn’t be. Find the story in your science and make sure you communicate it clearly and simply. Not everyone will be as familiar with your topic as you are, so communicate in a way that even non-experts can understand the significance of your work.

Some thoughts to help you create a good video:

  • Do a little research on how to create compelling videos.
  • Know your audience and consider the criteria of clarity, creativity and scientific integrity. A non-technical audience should be able to enjoy your video and understand the significance of your message.
  • Find a compelling story in your work. Start with the most important part of the story.
  • Show don’t tell. Use the strengths of video to help tell your story.
  • Keep it simple. Avoid jargon.
  • Use comparisons and examples to help your audience with the context.
  • Record your video in as high quality visual and audio settings as possible. You don’t want poor technological considerations to distract from your message. If you choose to narrate, make sure the narrator speaks slowly and clearly.
  • Consider adding subtitles or captions to make your video accessible to all.
  • Consider why your favourite science videos are compelling, and try to employ similar principles.

Rules relating to the submission of videos

By submitting an entry, you confirm that you have the right, including any required permission of individuals depicted in the video, to publicly perform or display the video. You also confirm that you have the right to include in your video, and to publicly perform or display, any music accompaniment in the video.

All entries must be posted on publicly available video-sharing platforms and entry form received by entry date to be eligible. The Sponsor and Meeting Organizers are not responsible for late, lost, or misdirected entries that are not received in a timely manner, or are lost due to computer or electronic malfunction or other error, or due to inaccessibility of the Internet or portions thereof.

By submitting any video to the contest, Participants hereby grant to Sponsor and Meeting Organizers to share and embed the video in any and all media including websites and social media and to make public announcements referring to the video. Meeting Organizers will endeavour to embed the entries on the 1st East Asian-Australasian Flyway Shorebird Science Meeting website where technically possible.

Privacy

Information provided to enter the contest will be collected and stored according to EU General Data Protection Regulations and will not be sold to third parties but may be shared as necessary for the purposes of conducting and judging the contest and awarding prizes. The Sponsor, and Meeting Organizers may contact entrants via email concerning the Contest, and each entrant consents to receiving such communications via email.

By submitting any video to the contest, the entrant acknowledges and agrees that the information provided on the form will be shared with a judging panel to determine a contest winner.

Release

Acceptance of a prize constitutes the prize winner’s permission for Sponsor and Meeting Organizers to use prize winner’s name and likeness for advertising and/or promotional purposes worldwide and in all forms of media in perpetuity without further compensation or authorization. Participants agree that Sponsor, Meeting Organizers and their affiliates, and their officers, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, the “Sponsoring Entities”), shall not be responsible for any losses, damages or injuries of any kind resulting from participation in the contest or from Participants’ acceptance, receipt, possession and/or use or misuse of any prize. Participants also agree that the Sponsoring entities have not made and shall not in any manner be liable for any warranty, guarantee, or representation, whether express or implied, with respect to any prize, including without limitation, the prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the contest or the site, to be acting in violation of these Official Rules, or who otherwise takes actions that do or are intended to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the contest. Sponsor and Meeting Organizers also reserve the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any entry containing any obscene, offensive or otherwise inappropriate comments or other matter.

Organized by
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ECOLOGY
U.S FISH & WIDELIFE SERVICE
NATIONAL PARKS
CAFF
uq
Sponsor
Ministry of environment
U.S FISH & WIDELIFE SERVICE
uq
EAAFP
East Asia Ramsar Regional Center
Lotek advancing wildlife science
HQXS
migrate technology
Druid Technology