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Student Video Award

Bring endocrinology to life by producing a short, engaging video and be in for a chance to win £300 and have your video featured on the You and Your Hormones website!

Students studying endocrinology-related undergraduate courses (e.g. biomedical science, medicine, nursing or allied health professionals) or postgraduates in endocrine-related subjects are invited to submit a video on one of the themes listed below, aimed at engaging KS4 school children (age 14 to 15 years) who are studying endocrine subjects as part of the National Curriculum.

Science communication is an important skill for all science students. This competition is an opportunity to showcase your creative storytelling and add public engagement to your CV. To participate, you will need to create a 1 – 2 minute video on one of the following subjects:

  • What is homeostasis?
  • What is diabetes?
  • What is puberty?
"We would like to thank the society for endocrinology for the award. This award definitely gives trainees and students the opportunity to show their skills and at the same time enhance public engagement."

Do you teach or supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students in endocrinology-related subjects?

Inspire your students to engage with endocrinology and bring hormones to life by entering our competition. You can download our PowerPoint slide to use during your teaching or our A3 poster to put up around your institution.

Download Video Award slide

 

Download Video Award poster

 

Competition rules:

  • Videos should be between 1 and 2 minutes long. Videos will be penalised if shorter or longer than this.
  • Videos should explore one of the following subjects. Videos exploring different subjects will not be considered as part of this competition:
    • What is homeostasis?
    • What is diabetes?
    • What is puberty?

  • The target audience for your video are KS4 school children (14 to 15-year-old students) who are studying endocrine subjects as part of the National Curriculum. These videos should aim to expand a student’s learning and inspire curiosity about the biology of hormones.
  • Videos can be in any format such as presenter-led, vlogging style or animation.
  • All entries must be in English or include English subtitles if not.
  • Applicants should credit themselves at the end of their video.
  • All videos must use the title slide provided, edited appropriately.
  • All entries should be in a YouTube compatible format:
    - <25MB
    - Video: MP4
    - Frame size: 1920 x 1080 mm
    - Frame rate: 25 frames per second
  • To submit a video, entrants must read and agree to the Terms and Conditions, including a copyright disclosure and consent for use of submitted videos for promotional purposes.

Watch the 2022 and 2023 winning and highly commended videos on You and Your Hormones for inspiration.

All video submissions will be judged by the Public Engagement Committee on creativity, engagement, length & content. Undergraduate and postgraduate entries will be judged and awarded separately.

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Deadline

The deadline is 31 May 2024.

 

Value

All prizes will now be awarded for undergraduate and postgraduate videos as two separate categories.

  • Winner: £300 and one-year free membership* 
  • 2nd place: £200 and one-year free membership*
  • 3rd place: £100 and one-year free membership*

*if not already a member

Eligibility

  • Applications will only be considered from enrolled undergraduate science students i.e. medicine, nursing, allied health professions and biomedical science etc or postgraduate students involved in endocrine-related subjects and undifferentiated medical trainees.
  • You do not need to be a Society member to apply.
  • Entries will be marked on the basis of content, engagement and creativity.
  • Videos must explore one of the three themes. Videos exploring different subjects to those listed will not be considered for this award.
  • Work should be the applicants’ own with minimal supervision. Collaboration and joint applications are still acceptable.
  • Joint entries may be submitted by a maximum of two students. Awards will be shared equally where possible.
  • Only applicants who have completed an application form in full will be considered.

How to apply

Complete the Student Video Award application form by 31 May.

Please read all of our Terms and Conditions to understand the copyright permissions before completing this form.

Online application form

 

  • Applicants retain full copyright of their video submission.
  • By entering this competition, we the Society may use the whole or excerpts of your video for promotional purposes including use on the Society YouTube channel, website, all social media and the Society’s public engagement website You and Your Hormones. Beyond this, we will not edit or modify your video.
  • We will not take responsibility for any third party use of your content.
  • We may use your film for outreach purposes such as school events or future festivals.
  • All videos submitted must be your own views and your own work or work in which you have permission to use or have the intellectual property rights for. The Society will not accept, or be responsible for, anything used outside of copyright.
  • All videos submitted must not contain any content that may be deemed as offensive including, but not limited to, material of a racist, homophobic or sexist nature. We also recommend applicants to be aware of their use of language when discussing health conditions and patient impact. 

 

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