The Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFST)
Department of Food Science and Technology
Federal University of Agriculture
Around the globe young people have wonderful ideas how to protect our environment, how to reduce pollution and how to produce sufficient food to feed everybody, to end child hunger and to provide mothers with sufficient food for their families.
Food Science and Technology plays an important role in ensuring the health and wellbeing of people around the world and is essential to resolve food safety and sustainability challenges now and in the future. The solution is unique to each country even right down to communities within each country.
To meet the challenges of the growing World Population especially in Africa with its high number of young and active people it is important not only to develop and improve technologies which have been successfully in place over generation it will become central to transform scientific insight into practical applications.
There are many areas which play a role in this context, some examples:
The “All-African-Rose Spiess Video Competition Award for Future Visions on Food Systems” is your chance to tell the story of the positive impact of food science in your region, country, or community.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Students from 18 to 35 years old who are enrolled in an African tertiary educational institution during the academic year of 2021/2022.
The video can be submitted individually or by a team (max. up to 6 members).
HOW TO TAKE PART?
a) Submission Address / Deadline:
Entries must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 30th, 2022 .
The email must include a link to a video storage service that has the video (e.g. Drop Box, Google Drive, OneDrive etc.).
Only one prize will be awarded per contestant, whether an individual or group.
b) Organization of Videos:
(i) Video submissions should be produced in English. Contestants must ensure that videos not produced in English include a captioned English translation or their submission will be disqualified.
(ii) Videos must not exceed ten minutes, including a 10-second full screen.
(iii) The 10-second full screen "Title Screen" must include the following in writing:
• Name of contestants
• School name
• Programme name
• Year of graduation
• Contact email (or phone) and address
• Name of the video project
c) Video Formats / Storage Service:
Videos must be submitted in one of the following formats:
• WebM files (Vp8 video codec; Vorbis Audio codec)
• MPEG4, 3GPP and MOV files (h264 and mpeg4 video codecs; AAC audio codec)
• AVI (MJPEG video codec; PCM audio)
• MPEGPS (MPEG2 video codec; MP2 audio)
NOTE: YouTube videos will not be considered. The submitted video has to be authentic; copyrights for non-original materials including images and background music have to be respected.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
You are part of an exciting group of young people engaged in helping to reduce hunger and suffering. You have started to engage yourself in a practical activity.
Your video will be carefully evaluated by an international panel of expert judges.
The winners of the Grand Prize and the two runners up will receive the following monetary prizes
Grand Prize (US$ 1,000)
Finalist (US$ 700)
Semi-Finalist (US$ 500)
Honorable Mentions (certificates)
Ownership of the underlying intellectual property of the video remains with the contestant, with the following exceptions: