The Galician Institute for High Energy Physics (IGFAE) announces the 3rd edition of the Science Communication Competition (IGFAE C3), which aims to promote interest in scientific culture and stimulate the learning of Physics and its foundations. Divided into three categories that aim to develop different communication skills and using virtual tools and the Internet, the contest is open to people from any country.

This activity is an initiative of the IGFAE Outreach group, is part of the 3rd IGFAE Science Week and is co-financed by the ERDF Operational Program Galicia 2014-2020 .

Who can participate?

People from all over the world can participate, with special emphasis on research staff from public research organizations; in doctoral, master and degree students; in students of ESO and Bachillerato and teachers who work in the field of teaching Physics, as well as professionals of scientific dissemination and journalists.

What are the categories?

1. Scientific monologues
2. Informative articles
3. Informative videos (scientific youtuber)

How can you participate?

1. Scientific monologues

Participants will create a scientific monologue with a theme related to Physics, especially that which is the object of study in the IGFAE research areas. The maximum duration of the monologue will be 3 minutes, the support of audiovisual tools will not be allowed and it will be done in Galician, Spanish or English. It will be exhibited at the virtual awards ceremony, broadcast live on the IGFAE YouTube channel, during the III Science Week (November).

Registration: sending an email to: monologos-C3-2020@igfae.usc.es

The message must include the name and surname of the contestant, title of the monologue, contact telephone number and a brief paragraph to introduce yourself (are you a student? Professor? Center? Course?). If the number of monologues received exceeds the capacity to present them during the virtual awards ceremony, the organization reserves the right to ask the participants for a video with their intervention to make a preliminary selection of finalists.

2. Outreach articles

Participants will write a popular science article (story, interview, report, story, news, etc.) on a topic related to Physics, especially one that is the object of study in the IGFAE research areas. They may be written in Galician, Spanish or English, with a maximum length of 1,200 words and must be sent in a free format PDF file. The texts cannot have been previously published nor have publication commitments.

Registration: sending an email to: artigos-C3-2020@igfae.usc.es

The message must include, in addition to the PDF file, name and surname of the contestant, the article, contact telephone number and a brief paragraph that allows us to get to know you (are you a student? A teacher? Center?).

3. Outreach videos

Participants will create an informative video on a topic related to Physics, especially one that is the object of study of the IGFAE research areas. The duration of the video will be between 3 and 5 minutes, it will be made in Galician, Spanish or English and all kinds of audiovisual resources can be used (music, special effects, animations, other support videos as long as they do not violate copyright, etc. .). The winning video will be exhibited during the virtual awards ceremony, broadcast live on the IGFAE YouTube channel, during the 3rd Science Week (November).

Registration: by sending an email to videos-C3-2020@igfae.usc.es, containing the video or a link to view it.

The message must include the name and surname of the contestant, the article, contact telephone number and a brief paragraph that allows us to get to know you (are you a student? Professor? Center? Course?).

Jury and selection criteria

The contributions received will be evaluated by a panel made up of IGFAE research staff, which may include external experts.

In the “Outreach videos” category, all the works received that meet the requirements will be uploaded to the IGFAE YouTube channel and published on the IGFAE website.

Half of the assessment will be by popular vote on Twitter and taking into account the views on YouTube. The other half will be the result of the application of the criteria of the jury.

In the evaluation of the works, the rigor and quality of the concepts presented, originality and interest of the topic, adaptation to the objectives of the contest and, above all, the ability to communicate the content to a non-expert public will be taken into account.

The decisions of the jury will be communicated at the virtual awards ceremony to be held during the III Science Week in November (date to be determined).

Juries can declare any category void and award one or more honorable mentions.

The decisions of the jury will be final.

What is the deadline for registrations?

The registration period for the contest ends on 1st November at 23:59 (Santiago de Compostela time).

What are the prizes?

There will be one award per category: an iPad mini for the best monologue, an iPad mini for the best article, and an iPad mini for the best video.

Intellectual Property Rights

The presentation to the contest implies that the participants are the original authors of the submitted works, that they are the legitimate owners of all their own rights and that they do not violate the rights of third parties. In the event that this guarantee is proven false, and / or in the event that actions are initiated by third parties to defend the rights over the work, images or compositions, the participants will be responsible for this violation, the organization being exonerated of all responsibility.

Participation in the contest implies the free transfer to IGFAE of the non-exclusive rights of reproduction, distribution and public communication of the awarded works or those with an honorable mention from the IGFAE website, printed or digital media. In the same way, the IGFAE could assign them to magazines, journals, publishers or non-profit companies for their dissemination activities at a national and international level.

The winners will be able to publish the works by the means they consider appropriate, provided that they state that they received an award in this contest.

Any personal data sent to the organization will be used only for contest management.

Modification of the rules of the competition

The organization reserves the right to modify any point of these rules if the circumstances require it. This would be publicized through the IGFAE Science Week 2020 website (https://igfae.usc.es/igfae/es/scienceweek2020).

Prizes

All the prizes are subject to the corresponding tax obligations in accordance with the provisions of current regulations.

Dates and venue

The organization will communicate as soon as possible through the website of the III IGFAE Science Week (https://igfae.usc.es/igfae/es/scienceweek2020) the dates on which the delivery ceremony will be held of virtual awards.