September 2011 Archives
Nuffield Council on Bioethics has launched a competition asking young budding film-makers to make creative and engaging short films that explore contemporary bioethics issues in medicine and biology.
The competition, called Box Office Bioethics, is open to students in the UK and Republic of Ireland, where they can enter as individuals or in teams in three categories: Year 11 and under, Years 12 and 13, and Undergraduate.
Winners will receive coveted prizes, including £200 in gift vouchers and the film being screened at the council’s annual public lecture.
The deadline is 24 February 2012.
For more details and information on how to enter the competition visit: http://www.nuffieldbioethics.org/news/box-office-bioethics and http://www.nuffieldbioethics.org/education/education-box-office-bioethics
Over the past few weeks, we’ve been getting emails asking us about SciCast 2012 and we think it’s time to announce the sad news: there will be no SciCast Awards 2012.
Although we’ve had some extremely gratifying interest in SciCast, unfortunately it hasn’t been enough to fund SciCast 2012. However, we’ll bring you word of regional competitions inspired by SciCast as we hear confirmation: so far Richmond and North Somerset are still happening, with other possible events in Wales, Durham, and elsewhere.
We want to warmly thank the hundreds of people who’ve submitted films to SciCast this year and over the last five years. You’ve set a tremendous standard each year, and every film we’ve received has helped ensure that our winners are truly worthy.
Thanks again and huge congratulations to all of you!
60 second Science is a competition that invites budding film-makers to make a 60-second film which explains a science concept or phenomena. Entry is free and open to everyone!
Now in its third year, this competition will recognise and award International entries (or outside Australia) with cash prizes in four different categories:
(1) OPEN: any age, for non-school-age entrants, professional, amateur film-makers welcome
(2) PRIMARY/JUNIOR/ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Students: first 7 years of schooling, not counting Kindergarten
(3) SECONDARY/ HIGH SCHOOL Students
(4) LOTE: a film with spoken soundtrack in a language other than English, but with English subtitles
The films must be 60 seconds or less, including credits at the beginning and end, which will be judged by a prestigious panel of International scientists, film-makers and multimedia experts. There is no limit to the number of films you can submit, but it must be original work and filmed in 2011.
The registration deadline for 60 second Science 2011 is October 14th, 5pm (your timezone). Once you’ve registered, you must submit your film online by October 28th, 5pm.
The full rules for the competition, tips on the film-making process, and lots of previous entrants and winners to inspire you, visit the website: http://www.60secondscience.net/