The ReelLIFE SCIENCE Video Competition is back for 2019!

The contest is open to participants of all ages, from Primary and Secondary Schools, Community Groups, Youth Groups and Clubs all around Ireland. We want you to share your passion for STEM while having some fun along the way!

ReelLIFE SCIENCE makes me a lot more interested in science. Maybe in the future I will become the world’s greatest scientist all due to this competition. We will definitely be entering again next year.” Aoibhin aged 11.

ReelLIFE SCIENCE 2018-Front

ReelLIFE SCIENCE encourages participants to pick up a camera or smartphone and make an engaging and educational three minute video communicating a science topic for the general public.

This year’s competition topics include ‘Climate Action‘, ‘How Things Work‘, ‘Science and Me‘ and ‘Science in Space‘. Closing date for entries is Friday October 18th.

In 2018 winning videos were selected by a panel of Special Guest Judges, including comedian and TV presenter Dara Ó Briain, aeronautical engineer and astronaut candidate Norah Patten and BT Young Scientist winner Simon Meehan, and the 2019 judges will be announced soon. Results will be announced during Science Week 2019 and the best videos will be screened for the public at the Galway Science and Technology Festival on Sunday November 24th.

ReelLIFE SCIENCE is a wonderful project, which encourages people to connect with science and technology in a fun way, and share their knowledge and creativity with the public via video.” Dara Ó Briain

Judges 2018

ReelLIFE SCIENCE Special Guest Judges 2018 (l-r: Dara Ó Briain, Norah Patten, Simon Meehan)

Based in NUI Galway and supported by the Science Foundation Ireland Discover programme, the Community Knowledge Initiative, the CÚRAM Centre for Research in Medical Devices, the National Centre for Biomedical Engineering Science and the Cell EXPLORERS outreach programme, ReelLIFE SCIENCE will award over €5000 in prizes this year, with the makers of the best videos at Community Group, Primary School and Secondary School level each receiving €1000.

Check out our How To Take Part guide for more information, while you can view winning videos from previous years on our 2013-2018 page. A more extensive range of videos are available to view in our Video Library, curated under various themes.

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