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Video Competition

 

PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD

The People's Choice award winner and finalists part of the #WEP2021 #SciComm video competition are:

#1st place: Dona Alburi, KAUST Master student - 34,344 votes

#2nd place: Jorge Alejandro Amador Herrera, KAUST Ph.D. student - 27,135 votes

#3rd place: Abdullah Almansouri, KAUST Ph.D. student - 6,363 votes

A big THANKS to all participants and the online audience for its 100,000 votes!

Watch all the videos here.

Congratulations!

WEP 2021 #SCICOMM VIDEO COMPETITION

We are thrilled to announce that the first WEP 2021 #SciComm video competition winner is Khalil Moussi, Ph.D. Student at KAUST's CEMSE division.

We challenged KAUST and in-Kingdom scientists to create a 90 seconds video or less explaining their research to a non-specialist audience. Thanks to the 46 participants who submitted a video! And CONGRATS to the winner, who has won an iPad 10.2, and the top five finalists were chosen by our jury, who have won camera stabilizers!

  • Winner: A Microneedles Balloon Catheter, Khalil Moussi, KAUST Ph.D. student, CEMSE.  
  • 2nd place: Quantum Algorithms, Jorge Alejandro Amador Herrera, KAUST Ph.D. student, Computer, CEMSE.
  • 3rd place: Red Sea Coral Hypoxia Research, Jacqueline Victoria Alva Garcia, KAUST Ph.D. student, BESE.
  • 4th place: Dear Barley, Dona Alburi, KAUST Master student, BESE.
  • 5th place: KAUSTat, Jose Ilton De Oliveira Filho, KAUST Ph.D. student, CEMSE.
  • The Internet of Bodies, Abdulkadir Celik, KAUST research scientist, CEMSE.  
  • Activation of Inflammasomes in Pre-Diabetic and Type 2 Diabetic Patients, Hend Alfadul, university student, King Saud University
  • Salem Chats, Mashael Alzaid, and Nora Alfaris,  Princess Noura University, researchers.
  • Magnetic skin system for people with quadriplegia, Abdullah Almansouri, KAUST Ph.D. Student, CEMSE.
  • Corals: supporting nature with science, Victoria Golding, KAUST Master student, BESE. 
  • Combating the world's thirst by improving desalination processes at a lower energy cost, Luisa Javier, KAUST Ph.D. student, BESE.

Thanks to the WEP judging committee: Associate Professor Francesca Benzoni; Marie-Laure Boulot, Enrichment Office Director; Naadiya Carrim, Manager, Integrative Activities, Research Planning and Partnership; Associate Professor Peiying Hong; and Samia O. Falimban, Special Initiatives Director, Strategic National Advancement. 

THE CONTEST

WEP 2021 challenged all scientists at KAUST and in-Kingdom partners to present their research to a non-specialist audience in a one and a half minute (90 seconds) or less video. The video had a freestyle format, and we encouraged all participants to be creative and have fun! Awards would be given to the winners and top finalists – iPad 10.2 and more.  

 JUDGING CRITERIA

  • Two winning categories: People's Choice - voted by the online audience - and by a judging committee.

  • Ability to explain your research to a non-specialist audience in a video that does not exceed one minute and a half.

  • Clarity of the content (avoid wordy sentences, minimize technical language use, etc.).

 SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  • There can be only one named participant per entry.

  • Participants can submit one video.

  • The video must not exceed 90 seconds.

  • The video must include this message as part of the video's opening: KAUST WEP 2021 #SCICOMM VIDEO COMPETITION.

  • The video must be presented in English.

  • The video can be created using any format or tool available to the participant; no specific format is required.

  • The submissions must be uploaded to YouTube, and the link to the video should be included in the application form. Entries submitted in any other way, including by email or hard-copy, will not be accepted. 

  • Participants need to make sure – with their PI's – that the video's content does not reveal sensitive information about their research.

  • Participants cannot submit on behalf of someone else. By entering this competition, each participant confirms that his/her video is their wholly-owned creation and to the extent that such video makes use of any third-party materials that these have been fully cleared unless they are no longer protected by copyright or other intellectual property rights.

  • Participants must ensure that their video makes clear reference to any third-party materials used. Participant agrees to indemnify KAUST from any claims in relation to their entry alleging that the video infringes the personal or proprietary right of any other person or company.

  • Professional attire and video background for the video.

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

By submitting an entry, the participants agreed to the competition Terms and Conditions:

  1. There is no fee to enter the competition.

  2. Non-credited event for students.

  3. There can be only one named participant per entry.

  4. Participants can submit one video.

  5. Participants need to have their supervisors' approval to make sure they do not disclose any sensitive information.

  6. Participants cannot submit on behalf of someone else. By entering this competition, each participant confirms that his/her video is their wholly-owned creation and to the extent that such entry makes use of any third-party materials that these have been fully cleared unless they are no longer protected by copyright or other intellectual property rights. Participants must ensure that their entry makes clear reference to any third-party materials used. Participant agrees to indemnify KAUST from any claims in relation to their entry alleging that the entry infringes the personal or proprietary right of any other person or company.

  7. KAUST will not assume responsibility for incorrectly uploaded entries or those that are illegible or corrupted. Entries via agents or third parties are invalid and shall not be considered.

  8. All correctly completed entries will be judged by a judging panel.

  9. All correctly completed entries will receive a receipt confirmation email after submitting their entries.

  10. The shortlisted participants will be contacted in writing.

  11. By submitting an entry to the WEP video competition, including the selected winner of the competition, all participants agree to take part in any WEP-related publicity. This may include the use of their submission, their names, and photographs in such publicity.

  12. Participants acknowledge and agree that any KAUST or WEP logos are used in their video are the sole property of KAUST.

  13. In submitting an entry to the video competition, all participants grant a license to KAUST for the use (digitally) of their entry for display during WEP on any KAUST-owned or third-party website or other platforms for publicity purposes.

  14. Participants further give permission to KAUST to display their entries.

  15. By entering this competition, each participant grants KAUST permission to use any data submitted to KAUST for the purpose of entering the contest, including, but not limited to, use of participant's name, email address, contest entry, likeness, or comments for the purposes of the administration of this competition and any other purposes related to the competition, including publicity (or future marketing purposes).