Around the globe many 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, to provide mothers with sufficient food for their families, particularly under aggravated conditions with limited access to basic ingredients.
In this initiative we would like to challenge young students and scientists studying in Food Science and any related scientific areas to demonstrate and visualize their ideas and the potentials of their ideas in short videos.
Food Science and Technology plays an important role in ensuring the health and wellbeing of people around the world and is essential to resolving food safety and sustainability challenges now and in the future. How that happens is unique to each country – even right down to communities within each country.
This Student Video Competition is your chance to tell the story of the positive impact of food science in your region, country, or community.
Applications must be received by November 19th, 2021 (5 pm NZ time), and will be considered by an international jury.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Students and young scientists from around the Globe from 18 to 35 years of age enrolled in an educational institution during the year 2020/2021. The formation of teams (up to 6 members maximum) is encouraged.
HOW TO TAKE PART?
a) Submission Address / Deadline:
The applicant(s) must register in advance by sending an email with their Name and University/School to firstname.lastname@example.org . They will then receive an entry form and details to access the NZIFST competition portal. The video and the entry form must be uploaded to this portal by November 19th, 2021 (5 pm NZ time).
b) Organization of Videos:
(i) Video submissions should be produced in English. Videos not produced in English must include a captioned English translation or they will be disqualified.
(ii) Videos must not exceed five (5) minutes, including a 10-second full screen of “Title Screen” (See following guidelines.)
(iii) The 10-second full screen "Title Screen" must include the following in English:
• Title of the video project
• One contact email (or phone) and postal address
• Name(s) of the individual or team members
• University and/or School name
• Program name
• Year of graduation
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.
All videos will be carefully evaluated by an international panel of expert judges. Prizes are
1 x Grand Prize
1 x Finalist
1 x Semi-Finalist
2 x Honorable Mentions
Prizes for each category will be awarded based on the criteria, judging rubric and rules below.
The winners of the Grand Prize and the two runners up will receive the following monetary prizes
Grand Prize: US$1,000
Only one prize will be awarded per entry, whether an individual or team.