Storytelling Researcher Video Competition: Winners announced

A massive thank you to every one who submitted a video into our Storytelling Researcher Video Competition. PERC were extremely impressed the quality of the videos submitted, as well as the imaginative techniques and ideas used. Watch all the videos below.

The winners were announced today at our ‘Myth-busting the barriers to public engagement with research’ event on Dec 11th, 2015:
3rd place (£50 each): Punam Mistry and Elizabeth Randall
2nd Place (£100): Nina Vyas

1st Place (£200):  Joe Tickle

Huge congratulations to the winners, a huge amount of effort and attention to detail went into these videos.
FIRST PLACE
SECOND PLACE
THIRD PLACE (2 WINNERS)

 

ALL OTHER VIDEOS:

Thanks to the hard word from all our other entrants too! Even if you didn’t win, we want to emphasize again how much we appreciate your efforts.

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Storytelling Researcher Video Competition

The Public Engagement with Research Committee (PERC) invites UoB researchers and PGRs to enter our ‘Storytelling Researcher’ video competition. This is the second time PERC has run a research video competition, but this year we have a great opportunity for entrants to get valuable training via the free MOOC course on Digital Storytelling: Filmmaking for the Web available here: Digital Storytelling for the Web MOOC

The free online course starts on Sept 28th and runs for 4 weeks. Please note, you do not need to have signed on to the MOOC course to submit a video entry for the competition, but the course may be a very useful resource and support tool for you. We also have useful resources from last year’s competition here: ThinkPE – How Do I Create a video?

Deadline for video submission: Monday 30th November 2015 at 12 noon.

Only University of Birmingham researchers and research postgraduates are eligible to enter.

Details of competition

PERC want to celebrate and showcase the best of our research in the most creative and exciting ways possible. We are therefore offering 3 prizes for the best 5 minute videos based on Birmingham research aimed at a general audience. 1st place wins £200, 2nd place wins £100 and 3rd place wins £50. 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 either 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.

That won’t be the end of the journey for great content, whether you’re a prize winner or not – we hope to screen these videos to the public at festival events, on new areas of our website and any other innovative ways we can find to showcase your research excellence and creative efforts.

Professor Alice Roberts (the University’s very own Professor of Public Engagement with Science) will present the top 3 videos at the annual UoB Public Engagement with Research Event in December 2015. Time & Date: TBC.

 

How to enter?

For full details, rules & entry form contact PER Officer Caroline Gillett: c.d.t.gillett@bham.ac.uk.

The preferred file types are mov, avi, wmv, flv, mpg, mp4, wav and wma.

 

REMINDER: Today is our drop-in video support session!

A reminder of today’s video support drop-in session:

Tuesday 13th May, 12.00 – 1.30 pm

Sport and Exercise Sciences G84 Computer Cluster

Free to all research students and research staff at UoB

The MDS web team  will be on hand to answer questions related to editing and processing short videos, as well as offering useful guidance on the planning/filming stages. Attendees are encouraged to bring their filming devices (cameras, Ipads, phones etc.) with them and to come ready with all their questions and footage (if they already have that) so that they can make the most of the session.

For more info on the session go HERE

Hope to see you there!

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Free drop-in session on how to create a video Tues 13th May

The Public Engagement Working Group (PEWG) is pleased to announce a second support session for our ‘Less Talk, More Action’ video competition. Shawn Mayall and Angela Slater from the MDS web team have kindly volunteered their time to host a drop-in session for anyone who might need some extra support in putting together a video short for the competition (or other public engagement activity).

They will be on hand to answer questions related to editing and processing short videos, as well as offering useful guidance on the planning/filming stages. Attendees are encouraged to bring their filming devices (cameras, Ipads, phones etc.) with them and to come ready with all their questions and footage (if they already have that) so that they can make the most of the session. Angela & Shawn have already recently put together a wealth of resources on the topic online HERE but the drop-in session will allow people to ask for more specific advice if needed.

 

‘Less Talk, More Action’ asks researchers and research students to present their research in an engaging video for the opportunity to win £200, with winners from each college. Deadline to enter the competition is May 30th at noon.

 

The drop-in session will take place on:

Tuesday 13th May, 12.00 – 1.30 pm

Sport and Exercise Sciences G84 Computer Cluster

 

We hope to see you there! Drop in anytime between 12-1.30 pm. Thank you to all attendees of our first support session with Malcolm Love which focused on presenting to camera, developing a script and other practical content questions.

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