Prize for Innovative Use of Technology in Science Learning
The University of Sheffield is delighted to coordinate the Harry and Margaret Kroto Prize for Innovative Use of Technology in Science Learning.
Sir Harry Kroto died on 30th April 2016 but his legacy continues, this prize, in partnership with the Jacobs Foundation, being one inspirational example.
The prize is awarded annually to students aged 11-18, from any school in the world, for the best video about any Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics subject matter.
DETAILS FOR THE 2020 PRIZE WILL BE PUBLISHED IN DUE COURSE
Only one entry is permitted per school.
The entry should be presented as a video of no more than 4 minutes in length, be made in English and be submitted by the student's school.
In order to qualify, videos must be hosted on an accessible platform e.g YouTube, Vimeo and linked to from the school's website.
To submit, the entry form (on the right) should be downloaded, completed and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
|Storyboard your idea||What style will you use||Check these things before you get going||When it is produced|
Consider what will happen in each section
- what is the overall story you want to tell?
People talking directly to the camera?
Or will you use a combination?
Audio quality and consistency (you don’t want it too quiet or randomly getting loud)
Does all your equipment work properly, including any props to be used in the film?
Be sure to add credits, especially where you have used Copyrighted material
Check your editing for jumps/breaks
Watch the whole thing back and check for any sound or quality issues
Ask someone who hasn’t been involved in production to give you some feedback
Judges will be scoring on the basis of:
- Academic Content
- Use of Technology
- Communication and presentation
- Ambassadors for Learning and Science
Annually, there is a 1st prize of £300, 2nd prize of £200 and 3rd prize of £100, plus an additional prize of £200 for the best presentation in English by students whose first language is not English. There is one entry per school permitted and the prize is shared 50/50 between the student and the school.
The University of Sheffield have been absolutely delighted with the number of entries received over the last four years, all of which were of a very high standard. The competition is judged by a specialist panel, including senior academic staff from STEM disciplines and staff with expertise in public engagement, education, science communication and film making.