Video and image competition

VIDEO COMPETITION

This year’s video competition will be different from previous editions. Young students are increasingly engaged in social media (both image and video), such as Instagram.  These short vignettes help with their communication; often short rather than long video options.

Therefore, this year the video competition will reflect the social media side, and hoping more students will participate.

Who can participate? 

 

All students who were selected by their national Olympiad and are enrolled in the IBO Challenge II are eligible to participate. The students can choose to participate either individually or in teams of 2, 3 or 4 students. Each country may participate in any one or both categories.

Each country can submit 1, 2 or 3 different works, one for each category.

(Example, country X enrolling 4 students can participate with a cartoon from 1 student; a photo from 2 other students and a video from the 4 students). Each country can participate in all 3 categories, but with only ONE WORK/category.

What is the subject of the competition?

 

The subject is:

Which are the categories to participate:

 

There are 3 possible categories to participate

How can we participate?

 

Students must send (images or videos) of their completed work to their country Delegates who will then send them to the IBO Challenge II organisation by e-mail to: ibo2021portugal@ordembiologos.pt (or file transfer method such as Wetransfer if files are too big).

Works must arrive at the organisers by July the 15th at 23:59 GMT.

The organisation will post entries on a dedicated Instagram account. Competitors must therefore accept that their works will be made public. Failing to accept this will mean that the work will not be validated for competing. All work is to be of their own doing, and no copyright infringements allowed—including music files.

 

Category Explanations:

 

1 – Drawing/Cartoon

In this category, students must produce an original drawing, cartoon or comics strip/page (1 image, preferably in square or landscape formats, sizes 1:1, 16:9 or 4:3), coloured or black and with, using any form of painting (watercolours, oil, colour pencils, etc.) and must be sent in JPEG or PNG format. Computer made images are also acceptable. A4 paper drawings will be accepted if photographed or digitalized within the mentioned image sizes.

A small (half-page) description must include the message/idea behind the work, as well as the names and ages of all participants.

 

2 – Photo

In this category, students must produce an original photograph. This can be taken using either a photographic camera, a mobile phone camera or any other apparatus for taking pictures. The image can be coloured or black and white and must be sent in JPEG or PNG format (1 photograph, preferably in square or landscape formats, sizes 1:1, 16:9 or 4:3).

A small (half-page) description must include the message/idea behind the work, as well as the names, gender and ages of all participants.

 

3 – Video

In this category, students must produce an original video for up to 30 seconds (following the Instagram Reel vertical format, size 9:16). This video can be made using a video camera, a mobile phone video camera or any other apparatus for making videos and may include original soundtrack or music available for free use within the Instagram music library. The video must be sent in MP4 or MOV format.

A small (half-page) description must include the message/idea behind the work, as well as the names, gender and ages of all participants.

 

Examples:

Examples of each format and sizing can be found on the IBO Instagram page @ibochallenge2021. Any questions regarding format and sizing can be submitted through a direct message to this Instagram page.

Selection:

All works will be accepted, providing they arrive before the deadline and their content is not against any rules of misconduct or disrespect for common sense and legal regulation on abuse for sex, religion, geographic origin or any other condition.

Awards:

Each work received will compete for the corresponding category for 3 different awards/selections:

  • The Delegates Choice (where each country (1 vote per country) can select up to 3 best works.
  • The Students Choice (where each student individually can select up to 3 best works, and
  • The Publics Award (where anyone from anywhere in the World can choose up to 3 best works)

So, in the end, there will be potentially 9 different awards with 3 possible awards for each of the 3 categories.

Awards will be announced on the website on Friday, July the 23rd.

There will be no Prize money, but winners will receive a certificate and a set of useful and surprising items (sent later by post).

 

Authorship: José Matos (Portugal), Bob Roddie (Canada) and Patrícia Matos (Portugal)

Coordinators: Patrícia Matos and Stephanie Andaluz