The deadline for the Eskom Expo Video Competition has been extended to 6 March 2022. This is to allow young scientists more time to perfect their video submissions.
Eskom Expo for Young Scientists launched a video competition in December 2021 to help prepare learners for the school, district and regional science expos in 2022 – where they’ll be required to present their projects to judges, in person.
The video competition is an opportunity for learners who participated in an Eskom Expo provincial fair in 2021 to present their Expo research projects in video format in a fun, exciting way, to clearly communicate their research.
Learners must record a video that is 3 to 5 minutes long, and enter either by uploading to YouTube and emailing the link to firstname.lastname@example.org or sending the video via WhatsApp to: +27 67 638 3496.
Very important: in your email/WhatsApp, include your name and surname, school, grade and province.
A laptop, tablet computer and 3 Bluetooth headsets are up for grabs!
Importance of verbal communication
At Eskom Expo, learners get opportunities to communicate their findings to their peers, judges, and the wider community. While it is important to explain your research to judges, making your research available to the wider community in a clear, simple, and understandable way is equally important. Your research could stimulate research ideas for your peers or catch the eye of a potential sponsor.
Videos are opportunities to display your creativeness and versatility as well as show how your model works from different angles, zooming in, with a commentary, etc. A fun, eye-catching, and entertaining video will not only get the attention of the viewer but you will probably stand a better chance of getting your findings across.
Aim of the competition
The competition is another opportunity to stand a chance to with a prize following the 2021 provincial expos and Eskom Expo ISF, and to help sharpen the presentation skills of learners and prepare them to participate in future Eskom Expo science fairs.
In the video, entrants have to answer the following questions/provide information on:
- What encouraged them to enter Eskom Expo;
- How did they come up with the research project/ engineering project;
- Give a brief overview of their 2021 Eskom Expo research project;
- Will you be improving on the project next year? If yes, what do you intend doing to take this research to another level? If no, what new research topic are you interested in?
To read the competition rules, along with the terms and conditions, CLICK HERE.