Video Entry Hints & Tips Video

Posted by Oliphant Science Awards

on 27/04/2020

Have you considered adding video content to your Oliphant Science Awards Submission?

While videos are a popular project choice for the Multimedia category, short videos can also be a great way to record and showcase other project submissions with the judges - especially for country/remote students.

Here are just a few ideas as to how videos could be made to support a project submissions;

  • Scientific Inquiry – electronically journal or document your research and show your results
  • Computer Programming, Apps and Robotics – record your robot or program in operation or provide instructions on how to use your app or program!
  • Games – get your family together to show the playing of your Board Game! You could get creative and make a short ad about your game and what science and concepts you put into creating it. Or for electronic games you could create an brief information video with instructions as to how to play and the development of the game to be added to the start of your game?
  • Models & Inventions – put together a short video as if you were showing and talking to the judges about your Model or Invention… be sure to show it in action!


Need some help making a video? Watch this video made by one of our previous student project winners Toby Trenwith:


Final reminder, always remember to save your video so it can be submitted and viewed by the judges! MP4 files are recommended, however if using another file format or creating a large size file consider uploading your content to platforms such as YouTube or Vimeo and simply attaching the URL (and if you created a viewing password be sure to include this too) with your project!