Check out previous entries to the 90-seconds of fame competition.
Science Talent Search (STS) - 60 Seconds of Fame
In partnership with the Science Teachers’ Association of Western Australia (STAWA), the professional body that represents primary and secondary teachers of Science, Edith Cowan University (ECU) invites primary and secondary school students to participate in the 55th Science Talent Search (STS) competition. The STS aims to promote science teaching and learning thought creative project work.
ECU’s Faculty of Computing, Health and Science is happy to announce that it is the sponsor for the “Science Video Communication” category of this year’s STS competition taking place during National Science Week. This competition, called ’60 Seconds of Fame’, aims to generate enthusiasm for science and promote science as a fun and important part of everyday life.
Entries will be accepted from K-12 school going students, and may be from individuals, small groups, or classes. Science students are invited to create a video clip showcasing an experiment, summarising a science lesson or communicating a class project. Entrants are encouraged to be as creative and entertaining as possible, but also need to clearly communicate scientific principles. By way of example, a sample of videos from last year’s National Science Week competition is available for viewing
The following prizes will be allocated to the winning entries.
1st – $300
2nd – $200
3rd – $100
- All competing entries are to be registered online at the STAWA website by Friday, 16 August 2013 at 4.45pm.
- Video submissions open on Monday, 18 March 2013.
- Video submission deadlines are Friday, 16 August 2013 at 16:45. Video submissions are deemed invalid if received after the date specified.
- Competition winners will be informed Friday, 23 August 2013.
- Competition winners will be announced at the STS Awards night Wednesday, 18 September 2013.
- Entries are accepted from K-12 students.
- Individual, small group or classroom entries will be accepted.
- If entries are submitted on behalf of a school group whether individual, small group, or classroom, then the school name must be displayed in the opening credits.
- School video entries are to be filmed on school premises with all team members present and participating.
- There MAY be multiple video entries per school, but not from individuals, small groups or classrooms.
- Please note that all prize money will be awarded to the winning entries (individual, small group, or class) and are NOT allocated to schools.
How to Register
Entrants can register on the STAWA website until Friday, 16 August 2013. Please contact the STAWA office on (08) 9244 1987 if you have any problems with registration. Late entries will not be accepted under any circumstances. Entry into the competition is free of charge.
Preliminary registration is for the registration of schools, teacher contacts and the total number of students participating opens on Monday, 18 March and closes on Friday, 16 August. Once a preliminary registration has been received, registered teachers will receive STS updates and can request Participations Certificates for all students.
Videos may be submitted in one of two ways:
- Save your video to Dropbox, and email the link of your video to email@example.com
- Attach your file to a CD/Thumbdrive and post it to:
Edith Cowan University
Building 21, Room 510
270 Joondalup Drive
Joondalup WA 6027
For additional support or further information about the STS 60 Seconds of Fame competition, please contact Jason Blight on (08) 6304 3451 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information relating to the Science Talent Search 2013 Awards, Rules and Competition Categories, teachers and potential entrants are advised to download the Science Talent Search 2013 Booklet.