1. The ReelLIFE SCIENCE video competition is organised by a group of science staff and students from University of Galway to promote science and science communication in primary and secondary schools and youth organisations in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
  2. The competition is open for entries from young people representing their primary and secondary schools or youth organisations, e.g. Foróige clubs or youth groups in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Multiple entries will be accepted but will require separate applications forms to be completed.
  3. Entries will only be accepted via the online Application Form. Entry to the competition is free of charge.
  4. ReelLIFE SCIENCE, University of Galway and our supporters and partners will not be responsible for lost or late video entries or attempted entries or for internet, computer hardware and software, and/or any other technical errors, or delays that may prevent entry to the competition before the stated deadline. It is the responsibility of the entrant to submit the video in time and in compliance with the rules of the competition.
  5. Entrants agree that ReelLIFE SCIENCE, University of Galway and our supporters and partners will not be liable for any loss or injury resulting from participation in the competition or subsequent acceptance of prize(s).
  6. Entrants agree that ReelLIFE SCIENCE, University of Galway and our supporters and partners will not be liable in any way for any false claims, inaccuracies, copyrighted or illegal content contained in your video or in associated information links or external websites.
  7. The ReelLIFE SCIENCE competition runs from January 1st 2023 and the deadline for submission of videos is October 13th 2023. Late entries will not be considered.
  8. Video entries produced in either the English or Irish language will be accepted and all videos will be considered equally.
  9. Video entries should be between one and three minutes in duration. Longer videos may be penalised during judging, or may not be considered.
  10. Video entries considered offensive will not be considered.
  11. Video entries should be submitted under one of the following broad themes: Climate Action!; How Things Work; Marvels of Medicine; Myths Busted!; Science and Me; Science Heroes; Science in Space; Science Song.
  12. Winning videos will be announced during the 2023 Galway Science and Technology Festival.
  13. Prizewinning videos will be selected by a panel of external judges. The organisers’ decision is final in all matters.
  14. Contact details (telephone numbers and email addresses) provided in the application form may be used to directly contact video makers in the event of their video being shortlisted for a prize. Email addresses provided may be used to contact participants with a list of prizewinners and to invite participation in subsequent ReelLIFE SCIENCE competitions. Participants can opt out of these occasional mailings at any time.
  15. ReelLIFE SCIENCE will request a high quality copy of the original video file (to upload to ReelLIFE SCIENCE’s own YouTube channel and for public screenings) should the video be shortlisted or required for another reason.
  16. The makers of the winning video at each level (primary school, secondary school, youth organisation) will receive €1000 for their school or youth organisation, while the makers of the 2nd-placed and 3rd-placed videos will receive €500 and €250, respectively for their school or youth organisation. Prizes will be payable to the school or youth organisation named on the application form.
  17. Prizewinners agree to participate in such reasonable publicity as may be requested by ReelLIFE SCIENCE, University of Galway and our supporters and partners. Prizewinners will be announced on the ReelLIFE SCIENCE website and via an University of Galway-issued press release, listing school, youth organisations and individual names, where provided.
  18. Video content should be original and copyrighted material (such as video clips (e.g. TV, movies, online videos), images, sound recordings, musical compositions etc.) must not be used in the video entries.
  19. It is the responsibility of the video makers to obtain all necessary permissions and releases from all persons (including parental consent from the parent/guardian of any children) appearing or identified in the video or any associated photos/still images, ensuring they are fully aware of the nature of the competition and subsequent use and display (including online and at public screenings) of the video entries by ReelLIFE SCIENCE, University of Galway, our supporters and partners and potentially the media and general public (e.g. sharing the YouTube video links via Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook etc.).
  20. By submitting your video into this competition, you hereby grant to ReelLIFE SCIENCE, University of Galway and supporters and partners, the royalty-free, non-exclusive right to publish, broadcast, transmit and distribute content of the video, and/or elements embodied within the video, in whole or in part.
  21. ReelLIFE SCIENCE reserves the right to modify or vary the terms and conditions at any time.
  22. By submitting your video you agree to the above terms and conditions.

9 thoughts on “Terms and Conditions

  1. Hi Dorothy, we are still in the process of coming up with our shortlist of videos to send to our special guest judges. The winners will be announced on Nov 12th, but we will be in touch with all participants over the coming days.

  2. Just wondering if it is okay to submit an application on the deadline day today, the 16th October?

      1. Hi Enda, quick query…. if the video is submitted a bit after 5 is that okay? have two girls so close to the finish line but might be after 5 by time I upload to youtube?

    1. Hi Aislinn,
      Thanks for your question. No there is no limit to the number of participants in each group. We’ve had entire schools take part in previous years!
      Best of luck

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