To enter the contest, complete the Registration Form. This is required to submit a video. You will receive a confirmation email and instructions for uploading your video.
- You must be a Georgia Tech student. The contest is open to students across the university.
Video submissions will be judged with a point rating system that focus on two categories.
- Content – the substance and message that the video wants to communicate.
- Presentation – the structure, creativity, and effectiveness of the video.
* Any video that exceeds two minutes will not be accepted.
Based on these two categories, prizes will be assigned:
|Best in Content||$1,000.00|
|Best in Presentation||$1,000.00|
|Runner-up in Content||$500.00|
|Runner-up in Presentation||$500.00|
*It is possible to win multiple prizes. For example, a team can win the Grand Prize and Best in Presentation/Content.
The Content and Presentation of the video will be judged as follows:
- Content is judged under 4 sub-categories; Impact, Novelty, Explanation of Process, and Future Challenges
- Presentation is divided into 4 sub-categories; Organization/Clarity, Visual/Aesthetics, Novelty/Interesting and Appropriate Depth.
Each of the above subcategories is given a score between 1 to 5 with 1 being poor and 5 being excellent.
Video Score = Total Score for Content + Total Score for Presentation
|Impact||• Research’s direct implications on a product, material, device, innovation, or process.
• Explain why this research makes a comparatively larger commercial impact than other similar research.
• Who will benefit?
|Novelty||• How is your research new/innovative?
• Is there potential for IP?
|Explanation of process||• Explain the most significant experiments or research your group is focusing on.
• Provide a brief overview of how the experiment procedure works and why the resulting information is useful to you.• Demonstrate sample results or how you will quantify results.
|Future Challenges||• What major roadblock will your group face?
• How might you overcome it?
|Organization/Clarity||• Presentation has a structured/logical progression.
• Content is articulated clearly.
• Transitions are seamless.
|Visual/Aesthetics||• Diagrams and graphs should be professional and clearly labeled. Digital graphics are more appealing than hand-drawn pictures.
• Visuals must convey the necessary data without over-complicating the subject.
|Novelty/Interesting||• Provide an original or creative approach to presentation.
• Appeal to sense of humor, emotion, or suspense may be more original than a plain interview.
• Maintain attention while remaining credible and informative.
|Appropriate Depth||• The content/explanation should not be overly-confusing for the following typical audience:
1. A peer in your major looking to find interesting application-oriented fields of study.
2. An engineering manager for a company that focuses on similar types of engineering problems and might be interested in looking into your research.