Launched last year in conjunction with the Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW), the Youth for Energy Video Competition had received registration from more than 20 teams, and garnered over 50,000 votes online. The winning videos last year with the highest number of votes can be viewed here
This year, the Youth for Energy video competition will be centred around the theme of SIEW 2013 – "New Horizons in Energy".
You can register online for the competition now. Registration closes on 1 August 2013. A briefing will be held for all registered participants in July 2013 at the EMA office. The top three video entries will win attractive cash prizes of:
This is a group competition open to all students at upper secondary level or older. Participants must be full-time matriculated students of educational institutions in Singapore – either governed by the Ministry of Education or registered with the Council of Public Education. Participants must be able to present student matriculation passes to enter the competition. Failure to provide proof may result in disqualification.
The Competition comprises two rounds:
All video entries will be viewed by a panel of judges and scored according to the Judging Criteria (see below). The top 8 – 10 entries with the highest scores will be uploaded onto the SIEW Youth for Energy webpage (http://www.siew.sg/youthforenergy) for public viewing and voting.
The 3 videos which garner the most votes by the close of the voting period will be the winners of the competition. A prize presentation ceremony will be held on 30 October 2013.
Strength and relevance of message
Articulation of the theme, "New Horizons in Energy", should be apparent and with relevant portrayal of content. Accuracy of information presented in the video would also be taken into consideration during scoring.
Creativity and originality
Scoring would take into account the creative and purposeful use of multimedia (e.g. images, animation, interactive features, etc.), as well as the originality of ideas presented in the video. Presentation of ideas must be clear.
The content presented should be entertaining, to engage the viewer in a delightful and persuasive manner. Creating the "Aha!" moment(s) in the video will score well.
The video and its message should serve to educate and inspire, to trigger viewers to think about energy issues in Singapore and the world. The video should be able to leave a lasting impact, and not be easily forgotten.
EMA reserves the right not to select a winner if none of the entries received are judged to be worthy of a prize based on the judging criteria.
This is a group competition for teams of 2 to 5 members. During registration online, the first name entered will be taken as the team member who will be the point of contact for all competition-related correspondences from EMA.
Teams can comprise students from different classes/levels/faculties as long as all members attend the same educational institution. No change in the team composition is allowed after registration, and will result in disqualification.
Each team is limited to 1 video entry submission.
Video entries must not exceed 2 minutes in length (excluding credits). Submissions that exceed the time allowed will not be considered for judging.
Creativity and originality are cherished. Entries that are found to have committed plagiarism will be disqualified from the competition. The entries must not have been produced for compensation or submitted in any other competitions/forums.
No copyrighted music, video, or images can be used in the video entries. The videos produced must not infringe any third party rights. If any video entry includes legally protected materials (e.g. copyrighted information, images, audio, video), permission to use these materials must be obtained and clearly stated, or stated as being in the public domain. Participants shall indemnify EMA in the event of any claim or proceedings brought against EMA by any third party in relation to any infringement of any intellectual property rights used in or related to the videos.
Submissions must not contain violence, profanity, sex, offensive religious content or direct attacks on individuals or organisations. The submission must not contain or make direct reference to any third-party trademarks, logos, trade dress or promotion of any company brand, product or service.
Participating teams must upload their videos on YouTube and send the hyperlink to all of the following EMA officers:
All submissions must be received via email by 12 September 2013, 1400 hrs.
EMA will disqualify any entries it deems to contain offensive material, or that it believes violates or potentially violates any of the foregoing requirements or otherwise fails to comply with any provision of these official rules or the site usage agreement for the site. The decisions of EMA on this and all matters pertaining to the contest shall be final and binding with no right of appeal.
EMA reserves the right to check the validity of the information submitted by the participants.
Winners must provide a copy of the original video file to EMA to receive their prizes.
By submitting a video to this contest, participants grant EMA a royalty-free license to copy, distribute, modify, display and perform publicly and otherwise use, and authorise others to use, the video for any educational purpose throughout the world and in any media without requirement for any further consent, compensation or approval from participants.
All charges incurred by participants in relation to participation in this competition must be borne by the participant or his/her parents or legal guardian/school. Participants will not be reimbursed for any materials or resources used in the production of their videos, or any expenses related to their participation in the competition.
Should any dispute arise in connection with the competition, or with the interpretation or implementation of these rules and regulations, EMA's decision will be final and no appeal will be entertained.
Registration for the competition is now open and you can register online here
Winners of the Youth for Energy video competition in 2012:
1st prize winner with 19,619 votes: It Starts With You
2nd prize winner with 16,155 votes: Fuelture
3rd prize winner with 10,470 votes: Our Green Future: How About This?
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