This year’s ReelLIFE SCIENCE competition has had a tremendous response from students and teachers all around the country, with over 250 videos received from 24 counties. We’ve been hugely impressed with the amount of work that has so evidently been put into the videos, but also the scientific knowledge of the students and their ability to communicate what were often challenging topics. 

Since the competition closed on September 17th, a team of 42 NUI Galway science students and staff, from undergrads to professors, have had the unenviable task of selecting a shortlist of the best five videos at primary and secondary level, to send to our special guest judges Prof. Stephen Curry, Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin and Paul Clarke, for them to select the best three minute videos to share the €3000 prize fund. These prizewinners will be announced on November 12th, during Science Week, so keep an eye out on our website, Facebook and Twitter accounts for the big announcement!

MSCIn the meantime, the good people at Medical Supply Company (MSC) have given us a €250 prize to be awarded to the one of the five videos below, as voted by the public. We were really impressed by the overall standard of this year’s entries, and while the videos you see here didn’t quite make the shortlist, we really liked them and are delighted to be able to give them a chance to win €250 for their schools’ science programmes.

So, make sure you check out the five videos below and cast your vote at the bottom of the page. You can vote once a day, up to 11 AM Monday November 10th. The winning video will also be announced on November 12th. Make sure you spread the word to family and friends to get them to cast their vote too!

Science Ninjas

Crecora National School, Crecora, Co. Limerick

Why is the sun red at sunset?

Schull Community College, Scholl, Co. Cork

Express Your Cells

Scoil Chaitríona, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Trees: Properties and Uses

St Michaels House Special National School, Ballymun, Dublin 9

Síolta ag Ginidiu

Scoil Mhuire, Rosmuc, Co na Gaillimhe

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