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WEP 2021 Video Competition

  

WEP 2021 #SCICOMM VIDEO COMPETITION

PRESENT YOUR RESEARCH IN 90 SECONDS OR LESS

 

THE CONTEST

WEP 2021 challenges 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 has a freestyle format, and we encourage all participants to be creative and have fun!

Awards will be given to the winners and top finalists – iPad 10.2 and more. Entries to the contest will be displayed online during WEP, with an in-Kingdom and an international viewing audience.

For further information or questions about this contest:

  Wep.competition@kaust.edu.sa.

 

 HOW TO PARTICIPATE?

To take part in the contest, participants must create and submit an original video for WEP 2021 where they present their research in a one and a half minute (90 seconds) or less video.

Submissions will open on Sunday, December 6, 2020, until Sunday, January 10, at 5:00 PM.

REGISTRATION FORM

 

 WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

Everyone at KAUST and in-Kingdom partners (from Masters students to Professors).

 

 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 opening of the video: 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, you agree 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). 

 

 Video Tips:

  • If you use a phone, ensure the phone is stable during filming. Preferably use a tripod.

  • Recording in Full HD (1920 x 1080p) is our objective. Using a DSLR camera is highly recommended to produce better quality and resolution.

  • When using a phone, make sure to use the primary camera (back) designed to shoot high resolution and better image quality.

  • When using a phone, make sure the orientation is landscape, not portrait or selfie-style.

  • If using a DSLR camera, make sure the white balance is set properly, and exposure settings are set correctly. If it is too technical, set it to Full Auto and avoid any movement during the recording process.

  • Daylight - Use natural light while filming and film during the day. We recommend recording the video near a window where there is a natural light source.

  • Lastly, make sure the camera lens is clean and free from any moisture, dust, and fingerprints before recording. Please give it a few rubs using a proper lens cleaner before filming.

 

 Audio Tips:

  • Make sure you are in a closed environment when recording without unnecessary background noise. All doors, windows must be closed before and during the recording process.

  • Try to switch off the AC during recording to avoid any distortions and unwanted AC noise in the background.

  • If using a phone, use a headset, earphones, AirPods, Bluetooth mic, or anything with a better microphone system.