International Year of the Periodic Table
Help us celebrate the 150th birthday of the Periodic Table and submit a short 1-2 min video about your favourite chemical element!
1869 is considered the birth of the Periodic Table of Elements. 2019 is the 150th anniversary of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements and has therefore been proclaimed the “International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements (IYPT2019)” by the United Nations General Assembly and UNESCO.
To celebrate this the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry (NZIC) and the Royal Society of Chemistry New Zealand Branch are running an exciting video competition. We would like you to put together a 1-2 min video about your favourite element from the periodic table.
You have 118 elements to choose from, let your imagination run wild.
There are two judging categories: Junior/Intermediate School (Years 1-8) and Senior School (Years 9-13). Individual and group/team/class entries are both welcome.
Each category will have a first, second and third prize.
1st Prize $300 and a copy of Scientific Sleuthing
2nd Prize $200 and a copy of Scientific Sleuthing
3rd Prize $100 and a copy of Scientific Sleuthing
You have until 1st October 2019 to complete and submit you video. When you are ready contact Joanna Dowle (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the details on where to upload the video for judging.
There are many resources you could use to find information for your video, some of these are collected on the NZIC website. We have also provided a few example videos which can be seen on the NZIC YouTube channel. Once the judges have decided the winners all the videos will be posted onto the NZIC website (and YouTube channel) and they will also be played at the NZIC conference in November 2019. The judges’ decision will be final.
Entries will be assessed on:
- Keeping to time (less than 2 minutes)
- The clarity of the story line in the video
- The clarity of the explanation of the element
- The accuracy of the description of the element
- Innovation and creativity of the approach to visual and audio presentation
Full rules of the competition can be found here.