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Participate in the International Biology Olympiad (IBO) 2017 Video Competition for the chance to win a prize for you and your team!

Each team attending IBO 2017 will be eligible to submit one video to the competition.

You and your team will have the chance to win a prize at the IBO 2017 Awards Dinner. Moreover, you can get your voice and ideas heard by all over the world.

So after your national Olympiad selection round, grab your video-recording gears and start filming! Show your national IBO participants, and visualize and share your ideas about IBO.

1. Topic of the video

The Rhythm of Life - beats, cycles and displays

The competition is looking for creative and innovative ideas. Humour is welcome; after all you want your ideas to be watched. It’s up to you to make a nice link between IBO and the topic of the video.

You can possibly:

    show the link between IBO and the theme;
    show how parts of the National Biology Olympiad are carried out in your country;
    show how your national team prepares for the International Biology Olympiad;

You can have a look at the previous years films on the IBO website: Photo & video

Feel free to be original!

But... Please avoid explicit mention of any textbooks. Don't blame any person, institution or country.

2. Duration of the video

Maximum 4 minutes

3. Language

English (or with English subtitles)

4. Deadline

15th July 2017 at midnight (Universal Time)

Your video should be available on-line (on YouTube) at the latest on July 15. Please submit the link (URL) of your video to IBO webmaster: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

5. Prize

The winning team will be eligible for a prize of € 250 for purchasing science textbooks, donated by the IBO Association. The winning team will be called on stage during the Awards Dinner and the film will be presented. If the corresponding film-makers were competitors in the National Olympiad who were not selected for the IBO team, the prize will be given to the delegation. The decision of prize distribution will be up to the delegation coordinator.

6. Adjudication

First round: before the IBO competition, the coordinators of the IBO member countries will select five films according to the competition aims.

During the IBO competition week, the students will select the winning film from those five.

Jury decision is final. Only one film per country is accepted. If there are less than 3 participant videos, the prize will not be awarded.

7. Copyright

Participants in the video competition transfer the copyright of their film to IBO, allowing the film to be used for promotional purposes for National and International Biology Olympiads.
Please make sure that submitted videos do not infringe copyrights.

8. Technical aspects

Please make sure your film can be viewed in full screen mode: see compression guidelines.

The name of your country has to be mentioned in the beginning of the film.

Your team coordinator should bring a copy of the film to IBO 2017 in Coventry, United Kingdom (please use a common/classic format).


Good Luck!