Video Competition - Frequently Asked Questions

When is the deadline to apply?

  • 11:59 pm on March 1, 2019

Who can enter?

  1. The contest is open to all those interested in the Master of Environmental Science program. Acceptances are done on an ongoing basis starting February 15, 2019.
  2. You may only enter the contest as an individual.
  3. Winners may only receive the financial prize if they fulfill the admission requirements and are admitted to the program.

How do I enter?

  1. Complete a Submission Agreement Form and upload your video onto YouTube (we will also accept videos from alternate video-hosting sources such as Youku).
  2. Email completed Submission Agreement Form to

What are the video requirements?

  • Videos must be 2 minutes; submissions that exceed 2 minutes of playing time will not be considered.
  • Video files must be in any format accepted by YouTube.
  • Minimum video resolution is HD 720p (1280 x 720 pixels).
  • Content must be technically accurate if presenting scientific information.
  • Videos must be recorded and produced in English or include English subtitles.
  • Videos should not contain or encourage dangerous or unsafe activities.
  • Videos must be an original creation; any stock footage or other borrowed material must be used with clear attribution and the expressed permission of the original author/producer.
  • Music used in your video must be an original creation. Copyrighted music can only be used with the artist’s consent.
  • Applicants must obtain written permission to film anyone featured in the videos who are not part of the competition. This is done through the "Photo/Video Release Authorization" section of your submission form.

How will the videos be judged?

Judging criteria will be based on:

  • Relevance to topic
  • Creativity
  • Originality
  • Overall Viewer Experience


“Think. Shoot. Change” Video Competition

The Environmental Science programs have long sought to foster the pursuit of solutions to our environmental problems in course work, but by creating this competition we want to attract and encourage bigger visions.