Ideas Lab Training Day

The Storytelling Researcher Video Competition is back for 2016! Calling all researchers to present your research in an engaging video and win up to £200!

The Public Engagement with Research Committee (PERC) will be offering 3 prizes [1st place wins £200, 2nd place wins £100 and 3rd place wins £50] for the best 5-minute (or under) videos based on Birmingham research aimed at a general audience. We welcome creative videos from senior staff as well as post-graduate and post-doctoral researchers, whether individually or representing wider groups. The video can be in the form of a presentation, interview, exercise, activity, role-play, cartoon or in any way that you feel conveys your research most effectively. Take a look at previous winners for inspiration!

 How will the entries be evaluated?

  • The research is presented in a creative and engaging way that is easy to follow. Fancy graphics and hundreds of extras on set don’t necessarily mean your work is any more exciting – simplicity and enthusiasm can work wonders.
  • The level is appropriate for a general audience. Presenting your research effectively could help with recruitment, philanthropy or policy, but presenting at a level that a family could all understand is best. Note – that doesn’t mean ‘dumbing down’, it just means clear explanations.
  • A clear link to the relevance of the research – whether you are a hardcore blue-skies lab scientist or studying the history of art, your research is important. We just want you to help explain why!

For a the full info, rules and entry form get in touch with engage@contacts.bham.ac.uk and put ‘Video Comp 2016’ into the title of your email.

The deadline is Friday 9th December 2016 at 12noon.

Winners will be announced live by Professor Alice Roberts at our annual Public Engagement with Research Day on Thursday 15th December 2016.

Last year’s winners:

1st place

2nd place

Joint 3rd place