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Math & Stats 1:01 Video Competition

We are pleased to announce the winners of the first ever Math & Stats 1:01 Video Contest!
The winners were announced at a live award ceremony event held at Concordia University's 4th Space on November 25, 2022.

  • First place graduate ($500): Benedetta Andina, “As cold as at 12,742 km from you”
  • First place undergraduate ($500): Alexander Naazeer, “Projections and visualizing higher dimensions”
  • Second place undergraduate ($250): Nika Aghili, “Chessboard problem”
  • Honourable mention ($125): Sean Gregory, “Derivatives Simplified in 1 minute”
  • Honourable mention ($125): Justin McIsaac, “Proof e^ix + 1 = 0”

Read more about the contest.

Watch all the winning videos!

Competition Description
The competition encourages undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a mathematics or statistics program (including a minor degree) at Concordia University to create a 1 minute and 1-second-long video, describing or explaining a mathematical and/or statistical concept using language aimed for a general, non-specific audience.

The competition goal is twofold; for mathematics outreach, and to supply undergraduate and graduate students with new tools for communication that can be useful in their future careers. Graduate students should be encouraged to create videos related to their research area.

To guarantee the success of the competition applicants, a pre-competition workshop will be held in person, and recorded for future use, where competitors will be given tips and tricks for communicating mathematical and statistical concepts to a general audience. Furthermore, a list of resources, including royalty and copyright free audio, videos, and video editing freeware will be supplied.

There are $1,500 worth of awards to be distributed among contestants!

Judging criteria
Submissions that meet all eligibility requirements will be judged as follows:

  • 60% Explanation (video clearly explains the mathematical and/or statistical concept)
  • 30% Creativity (use of visual aids and originality of explanation)
  • 10% Overall Quality (use of editing, sounds, audio, etc.)

The competition timeline will be as follows:

  • October 3, 2022:  Contest submissions open (Video submissions via online form)
  • October 17, 2022:  Communications and video editing workshop held at Concordia University’s 4th Space at 3pm
  • November 7, 2022:  Competition submissions close
  • November 25, 2022:  Winners announced – Ceremony held at Concordia University’s 4th Space at 4pm

Concordia University's 4th Space
4TH SPACE, Concordia University, LB 103
1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W
Montreal, Quebec
H3G 1M8

For questions and concerns, please email

Watch the info session and workshop

Review the list of free resources

Read the full rules and regulations

Submissions are now closed

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