ON ZIENTZIA – Competition about scientific short videos

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ON ZIENTZIA – Competition about scientific short videos

Within the framework of Teknopolis, a basque TV programme devoted to popularising science and technology, Elhuyar and the DIPC run the 8th edition of ON ZIENTZIA video competition.

The aim of the competition is to promote the production and dissemination of short, original videos on science and technology subjects that can be used by any kind of public for consultation purposes. The subject is totally free and can deal with one’s own or other people’s research, red-hot issues in society or the scientific community, personal scientific and technical passions, basic science concepts, scientific milestones, historical figures, science of the future or the past, etc.

Some inspiration from last years… 

Conditions for participation

The competition is open to all members of the public, of all ages and nationalities. Participation can be local or from abroad, including the worldwide research community. Participation can be on an individual or group basis.

All the participants are required to fill in the registration form that will be available on the website. All the fields are required ones and the organisation reserves the right to disqualify any participant or group that fails to fill the form in properly.

The registration will be open between 18 October 2017 and 25 April 2018. Any videos received after the deadline will be automatically rejected.

Submitting of videos

The participants are required to submit a brief video of less than 5 minutes on a scientific-technological subject in Basque, Spanish or English.

The video entered must be original, it may not be commercial, nor may it have been broadcast on television, and must of course be for a general audience. For this purpose the research team or individual participant may make use of artistic elements, music, images or anything else that they consider to be appropriate.

The videos must be submitted through the web site between 18 October 2017 and 25 April 2018.

It is advisable –but not compulsory– for the videos to be produced in the 16:9 format, since this is the format of Teknopolis, and the outstanding videos and the ones that receive the awards may be shown on the programme.

During the months that Teknopolis is on air –from October to June–different well-known personalities may select one video which, in their view, is the best. The videos selected by the guests may also be shown on the Teknopolis programme.

All the videos will be posted on the website.


The jury will award three prizes:

  • The prize of 3,000 euros for the best video
  • The prize of 2,000 euros for the best video in Basque
  • Young prize (under 18): 1,000 euros for the best video

The prize for best video in Basque is awarded to the best video submitted in Basque, in the event that this video has not gotten the prize for the best video.

The Young prize is awarded to the best video submitted by young people under 18, in the event that this video has not gotten any of the other two prizes. This prize aims to promote the participation of students under 18.

The submitted videos may not be awarded more than one prize. The organising committee reserves the right to award special prizes for videos which, according to its criteria, deserve some distinction or special mention for their characteristics.

The award giving ceremony will take place in June 2018 and will be shown on a special Teknopolis programme. During the award-giving ceremony the winning videos will be publicly screened and the jury’s decision will be declared.


The organising committee will undertake to appoint the members of the jury. The jury will be made up of five members.

The jury will establish the criteria for awarding points and appraising the videos entered for the competition. In any case, the jury’s appraisal will focus on the capacity to communicate and interest of the video, and less on its technical excellence. In other words, the appraisal will focus on the content rather than on the packaging. In any case, the jury’s decision will be final.

The jury may decide not to award one or more of the prizes.


For any doubts or clarification, please get in touch with the organisation at:

Manex Urruzola
Tel. 943363040


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