About

Brendan O’Brien is a teacher with a passion for science. He has been working in teacher education for the last 10 years. The global video competition has evolved from a small local school video competition in rural Victoria, Australia.

Email: obrien.brendan@edumail.vic.gov.auNOSPAM  (remove the NOSPAM to email me.)

International 2011 Science Video Competition

29 September, 2010 — brendano | Edit

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The www.60secondscience.net competition is now global and open to students, teachers and even humble citizens like yourself from any country on the planet.

The Australian Competition went gangbusters in 2010 with 350 entries, so we are now opening the doors to International all comers.

I have received funding from *DEECD to develop the International ‘60Second Science Video competition’ with $11K in cash prizes for 2011.

All the details are on the cool competition website -  www.60secondscience.net
Registrations are now open. Upload Videos by FRIDAY 28 OCTOBER 2011

You can view the brilliant videos that won the 2010 competition here

The Challenge: Research, then produce a 60 second video which explains a science experiment or concept.

In Australia, for students, there is $1000 allocated in cash prizes to each state and territory + $500 for LOTE entries (spoken in LOTE, with English subtitles).

In the Australian Open Division, there is $400 for the winner

In the International Division, there is $400 for the ‘Open Division’ winner.
In the International School Divisions there is A$400/$100 for Primary School Winner/runner-up, and A$400/$100 for Secondary School Winner/runner-up

In the International School Divisions there is also a A$200 LOTE prize

For global citizens I believe these events are of enormous benefit, directly leading to:

  • a greater public understanding of science and its importance to everyday decision-making.

For students I believe these events are of enormous benefit, directly leading to:

  • improved student motivation and collaboration
  • improved understanding of science at both school and citizen level
  • improved research and multimedia skills
  • a greater range of science teaching pedagogies for their teachers
  • and a greater public understanding of science and its importance to everyday decisions.
ACTIONS:
1. I hope the citizens, students and teachers you have an influence with will have the chance to hear about this exciting opportunity, and even if you will not be directly involved yourself, you will take a couple of seconds to forward this on to some likely suspects
 2. If you have a FB page or Twitter account: Please MessageGlobal 60second science video competition, incl students A$11K in cash prizes www.60secondscience.net  

 

*The Competition is kindly sponsored by Innovations Next Practice Division of the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

2011 TIMELINE
Jan 1 – 2011 – Competition Launch – dedicated website opens January 2011 www.60secondscience.net
Feb 1 – 2011 – Registrations open www.60secondscience.net
October 1  - 2011 – Registration closes 5pm AEST
Feb – October 28 – Filming and editing
28 October 5pm AEST - DEADLINE TO UPLOAD VIDEOS TO DEDICATED WEBSITEwww.60secondscience.net
WINNERS ANNOUNCED – VITTA CONFERENCE –  NOV 2011

CHEQUES POSTED TO OPEN WINNERS & WINNING SCHOOLS December 2011
WATCH the 60 second Science Video Competition promo video: promo3

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