Global Undergraduate Student Video Competition

Use creativity and imagination to participate in the AIChE Global Undergraduate Student Video Competition. Student teams will have a chance to create a 2-5 minute video that explains and inspires high school students and communities to learn more about chemical engineers and what they do. Each video will compete to win a judges choice award or a public choice award. The winners of each year’s competition will be announced at Annual Student Conference.

The global reach of the competition will allow the exchange of relevant knowledge between diverse communities and will also enable the exchange of ideas on adaptation of process technology in different countries. This will highlight the impact of concerned technologies on societies around the globe.

Thank you to the AIChE Foundation for providing financial support for this competition!

Welcome video on the Global Undergraduate Student Video Competition:

2018 Competition Topic:

Chemical Engineering in Water Treatment





 

Award Administrator(s): 
Award: 
  Value of Award(s)

Public Choice Winners

1st Place Overall $500
2nd Place Overall $200
3rd Place Overall $100



Judges' Choice Winners

1st Place $500
2nd Place $300
3rd Place $200
4th Place $100
5th Place $100

Instructions: 

Two deadlines must be met to compete in this competition. All deadlines are listed below.

  1. Submit your statement of participation via email to AIChE.GSC@gmail.com. Make the subject of the email "Video Competition Team" and include your team name, university name, team members, and team contact information in the body of the email.
  2. Submit your team’s video, a signed statement of copyright material, and if necessary a safe experimentation form filled out by your student chapter advisor. The details of how to submit your team’s final video will be provided to all teams who submit a statement of participation with proper team contact information.

Competition Deadlines and Important Dates

Topic announcement at the Annual Student Conference* November 2017 
Participation statement deadline April 30, 2018
Video submission deadline May 30, 2018
Public voting begins August 15, 2018
Public voting ends September 30, 2018
2018 winners announced* November 2018

*Attendance at the Annual Student Conference is not required to compete.

Video Qualification Criteria

You will be judged on the following qualifications:

  • Video length of 2-5 minutes
  • Less than 25MB in size
  • YouTube compatable format
  • No copyright violations (read Competition's Copyright Rules)
  • Original content and creativity
  • Accuracy of technical content and communication of that content to the proper audience
  • Presentation quality
  • Student Chapter's full name is written somewhere in video

Each AIChE student chapter team can create as many videos as they wish for submission into each category; however, a chapter will only be eligible to win a maximum of two (2) awards).

Competition's Copyright Rules

Upon submission of each video, teams will need to confirm that they have read, reviewed and adhered to the Competition's Copyright Rules.

Tips on a successful competition video:

Who are the judges?

The final evaluators for the Judges' Choice award will consist of individuals from different fields of expertise to ensure fair evaluation as well as to foster interest of experts from other disciplines in the chemical engineering activities.

Public Voting Process

All competition videos will be listed on the Global Undergraduate Student Video Competition YouTube page. An announcement will be made to all student chapter members letting them know that the public voting period is open. Winning videos (overall and by subcategory) will be those with the most number of likes.

Award Winners

Team Ignite
Judges' Choice and Public Choice 1st Place
2017
Public Choice 3rd Choice
2017
Public Choice 2nd Place
2017
The Decaf Magic
Judges' Choice 5th Place
2017
Team UNI Guys
Judges' Choice 4th Place
2017
NTUCHE
Judges' Choice 3rd Place
2017
Universitas Indonesia Caffeic Team
Judges' Choice 2nd Place
2017
Universidade Federal do Ceará
Public Choice 2nd Place
2016
Public Choice 3rd Place
2016
Judges' Choice 5th Place
2016
Judges' Choice 4th Place
2016
Judges' Choice 3rd Place
2016
Judges' Choice 2nd Place
2016
Judges' Choice and Public Choice 1st Place
2016
Judges' Choice 1st Place
2015
Public Choice 1st Place
2015