Do you have what it takes to become this year Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Champion? Share your enthusiasm for your topic with us today!​
 
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Change The World In 3 Minutes Through Science
 
 
The first A*STAR-ESSEC Science Communicators Challenge aims to grow a stronger science and technology presence in Singapore by encouraging public conversations around science which improves society and betters our lives.
 
Two competition categories, comprising students and A*STAR scientists, participate in a battle of words and wit through a 3-minute presentation on a scientific topic of their choice.
 
Winners stand to win attractive prizes and the coveted title of A*STAR-ESSEC Science Communicator!
 
 
 
3 easy steps to apply
 
 
     - Create a 1-minute video on a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) topic of your choice and publish your video on         YouTube. (Instructions on uploading to YouTube can be found here.)
 
     - Attach the YouTube URL to the submission portal.
 
     - Fill up and submit the registration form (If you are below 18 years of age, please attach the parental consent form provided.)
 
 
Alternatively, you may come down to our Open Auditions on Friday, 31 August 2018 where you can present your science topic to our judges.  If you wish to participate in these Open Auditions, please email details of yourself (<100 words) and your chosen topic (<100 words) in Word format to Ms Naaznee Begum at naaznee_begum_from.tp@hq.a-star.edu.sg. The details of the open auditions are as follows:
 
 
Time: 11am
Location: Resonance Room, Level 13 Connexis North Tower,
One Fusionopolis Way, Singapore 138632
 
 
10 people from each category (either from the uploaded videos or from Open Auditions) will be shortlisted by a Selection Panel from A*STAR and ESSEC for the Finals to be held at the one-north Festival on 7 and 8 September 2018. 
 
 
 
Eligibility
 
 
Student Category (Finals on 7 September 2018)
 
 
  • Open to all (Singaporeans, PRs and foreigners) full-time students, 17 years and above as of 31 December 2018
  • Must be available for the Heats and Finals on Friday, 7 September 2018 from 10.00am to 5.00pm at the one-north Festival at Fusionopolis One.
 
A*STAR Scientist Category (Finals on 8 September 2018)
 
 
  • Open to all (Singaporeans, PRs and foreigners) researchers working in A*STAR as of 8 September 2018.
  • Must be available for the Heats and Finals on Saturday, 8 September 2018 from 10.00am to 5.00pm at the one-north Festival at Fusionopolis One
 
 
 
Video Criteria
 
 
The video should meet the following criteria:
 
  • One video entry per contestant
  • Tailored to a general audience without little to no background in science
  • Not exceeding one minute in duration
  • No editing or special effects necessary
  • No form of electronic media in the video e.g. PowerPoint, sound and video files.
  • No other participants or excessive props
  • No background music (unless it is relevant to your topic)
 
 
 
 
PRIZES
Student Category 
 
Champion
- Notebook (Valued up to S$1,500)
- ESSEC watch 
Runner-Up
- Smart watch (Valued up to S$400)
All Finalists
- Certificate of Participation
A*STAR Scientist Category 
 
Champion
- SGD 1,000 cash
- ESSEC Executive Workshop (Valued up to S$3,000)
Runner-Up
- SGD 500
- 1 ESSEC Executive Workshop (Valued up to S$3,000)
All Finalists
- Certificate of Participation
 
 
Competition Timeline
 
 
 
 
     Description
 
     Dates
 
     Registration Period
 
     27 July 2018 to 2 September 2018
 
   
     10 short-listed contestants chosen by our Selection Panel will be                 informed by email, together with further details for the Heats and               Finals.
 
      Videos with the most likes will also be taken into consideration.
 
      In the event that the eligibility criteria are not met, the contestant
     will be disqualified.
 
   3 September 2018 to 5 September 2018
 
 
    Student Category (Heats and Finals)
 
    2 rounds of Heats, 5 contestants per round: 11am to 12.30pm.
    Top 5 of the 10 contestants will proceed to the Finals.
 
    The Finals will be held at 2.30pm.
 
    7 September 2018
 
 
    A*STAR Scientist Category (Heats and Finals)
 
    2 rounds of Heats, 5 contestants per round: 11am - 12.30pm.
    Top 5 of the 10 contestants will proceed to the Finals.
 
    The Finals will be held at 2.30pm.
 
 
    8 September 2018
 
 
 
View and Cheer for your favourite videos and be part of the hunt for the next A*STAR- ESSEC Science Communicator!
Download our Contestant Guide
Download our competition FAQ sheet here| Terms & Conditions
Download our letter of consent here
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