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.
The Contestants awarded a prize will be compensated as follows:
· 1st place prize Undergraduate: $500
· 1st place prize Graduate: $500
· 4 x Honorable mention prizes: 4 x $100
· 2 x raffle prizes: 2 x $50
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