The ReelLIFE SCIENCE video competition is organised by a group of science staff and students from NUI Galway to promote science and science communication in primary and secondary schools and youth organisations in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
The competition is open for entries from primary and secondary schools students or groups of students or members of youth organisations, e.g. Foróige clubs in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Multiple entries will be accepted but will require separate applications forms to be completed.
Entries will only be accepted via the online Application Form. Entry to the competition is free of charge.
ReelLIFE SCIENCE, NUI 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.
Entrants agree that ReelLIFE SCIENCE, NUI 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).
Entrants agree that ReelLIFE SCIENCE, NUI 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.
The ReelLIFE SCIENCE competition runs from August 31st 2020 and the deadline for submission of videos is October 23rd 2020. Late entries will not be considered.
Video entries produced in either the English or Irish language will be accepted and all videos will be considered equally.
Video entries should be between one and three minutes in duration. Longer videos may be penalised during judging, or may not be considered.
Video entries considered offensive will not be considered.
Video entries should be submitted under one of the following themes: Climate Action!; Healing the Body; How Things Work; Myths Busted!; Science and Me; Science Heroes; Science in Space; Science on the Farm.
Winning videos will be announced on November 22nd 2020 at the Galway Science and Technology Festival.
Prizewinning videos will be selected by a panel of external judges. The organisers’ decision is final in all matters.
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.
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.
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.
Prizewinners agree to participate in such reasonable publicity as may be requested by ReelLIFE SCIENCE, NUI Galway and our supporters and partners. Prizewinners will be announced on the ReelLIFE SCIENCE website and via an NUI Galway-issued press release, listing school, youth organisations and individual names, where provided.
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.
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, NUI 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.).
By submitting your video into this competition, you hereby grant to ReelLIFE SCIENCE, NUI 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.
ReelLIFE SCIENCE reserves the right to modify or vary the terms and conditions at any time.
By submitting your video you agree to the above terms and conditions.