1. The ReelLIFE SCIENCE schools video competition is organised by a group of science staff and students from NUI Galway to promote science and science communication in Irish primary and secondary schools.
  2. The competition is open for entries from primary and secondary schools students or groups of students. Multiple entries from schools 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, 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.
  5. 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 or prize(s).
  6. 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.
  7. The competition runs from August 29th 2015 and the deadline for submission of videos is October 14th 2016. 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 1 and 3 minutes in duration. Longer videos will be penalised during judging, or may not be considered.
  10. Video entries considered offensive will not be considered.
  11. Video entries from primary schools should be based on one of the following topics: ‘The Heart’, ‘Life in Space’, ‘Science and Me’, ‘Our Many Senses’ and ‘The Science of Farming’.
  12. Video entries from secondary schools should be based on one of the following topics: ‘The Brain’, ‘Myths Busted!’, ‘How Things Work’, ‘Irish Science Heroes’ and ‘Everyday Biotechnology’.
  13. Winning videos will be announced during the week beginning November 14th 2016.
  14. Prizewinning videos will be selected by a panel of special guest judges. The judges decision is final in all matters.
  15. ReelLIFE SCIENCE may request more information (including, but not limited to the original video file for upload to ReelLIFE SCIENCE’s own YouTube channel) from entrants should your video be shortlisted or required for another reason.
  16. The makers of the winning primary and secondary school videos, will each receive €1000 for their school’s science programme. The makers of the 2nd- and 3rd-placed videos (at both primary and secondary school level), will receive €300 and €200 respectively.
  17. Prizewinners agree to participate in such reasonable publicity as may be requested by ReelLIFE SCIENCE, NUI Galway and our supporters and partners.
  18. Prizewinners will be invited to the Galway Science and Technology Festival on Sunday November 27th in NUI Galway, to receive their prizes and view their videos on display to the general public. ReelLIFE SCIENCE, NUI Galway and our supporters and partners will not be responsible for prizewinners’ accommodation, transport to the event, etc. Prizewinners who are not able to attend the event, will receive their prizes at a later date.
  19. Video content should be original and copyrighted material (such as video clips (e.g. TV, movies, online videos), sound recordings, musical compositions etc.) must not be used in the video entries.
  20. It is the responsibility of the makers to obtain all necessary permissions and releases from all persons (including parental consent from the parent/guardian of any children) appearing 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) 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, Facebook etc.).
  21. 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.
  22. ReelLIFE SCIENCE reserves the right to modify or vary the terms and conditions at any time.
  23. By submitting your video you agree to the above terms and conditions.

10 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.

      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?

      2. 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?

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