New science video competition from University of Oxford

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Hertford College, Oxford has launched a brand-new video competition for 16-18s, challenging them to make a two-minute film about an ‘unsung hero’ of science, exploring and showcasing scientists beyond those they learn about at school.

The winning team will be invited to shadow award-winning journalist Krishnan Guru-Murthy behind the scenes at Channel 4 News to see filming in action. In addition, all those shortlisted will be invited to Oxford for an all-expenses-paid celebration day.

Anyone in the UK aged 16-18 is welcome to enter in a team of two or three. The deadline is 26th April 2019. All of the details of the competition are available on the competition webpage: where there is also a 1-minute promotional video.

The shortlisted videos will all be shared by Hertford College, and the most watched will be declared the winner of the popular vote. The collection of short films will additionally be an inspiring resource full of the stories of lesser-known scientists.

The competition is aiming to raise awareness of scientists, engineers and mathematicians who have been overlooked and to bring creativity and science together through film-making. It might make a good project for a STEM club over the next couple of months!

We'd love for this competition to have as wide a reach as possible, so would be really grateful if you could share it with your students and anyone else relevant. If there's anything we can do to help, or if you have any questions, please drop me an email on

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Subject(s)Creative arts and media, Science
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