ReelLife Science 2015 Schools Video Competition


Primary and secondary schools are all invited by NUI Galway to take part in the ReelLIFE SCIENCE 2015 Schools Video Competition. They are challenging teachers and students to make a fun and informative 3 minute video communicating one of this year’s topics.

Supported by the Science Foundation Ireland Discover programme and the CÚRAM Centre for Research in Medical Devices will award €3,000 directly to the winning schools for science promotion.

Judges Profile Pics
ReelLIFE SCIENCE 2015 Special Guest Judges (l-r) Prof. Aoife McLysaght, Cmdr. Chris Hadfield, Ian O’Sullivan, Eimear Murphy.

Winning videos will selected by a panel of very Special Guest Judges, including Canadian Astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield, Trinity College Dublin Professor of Molecular Evolution, Aoife McLysaght and 2015 BT Young Scientist and Technologists of the Year, Ian O’Sullivan and Eimear Murphy.

Speaking ahead of the competition, Commander Hadfield told us: “I am very much looking forward to seeing the science videos that Irish students will be making! Discovery and creativity, turned loose by imagination. A great project that I am proud to be a part of.

‘The Soil is Alive!’ so get your hands dirty for ReelLIFE SCIENCE!

Primary school students and teachers can choose from these topics: ‘Design Your Future‘; ‘Science in Space‘; ‘The Soil is Alive!‘; ‘Water is Life‘; and ‘Your Health is Your Wealth‘. The Secondary school topics are: ‘Evolution – Our Story‘; ‘Heroines of Science‘; ‘Incredible Life‘; ‘Light‘; and ‘Smart Medical Devices‘ (in partnership with CÚRAM).

Your videos must be submitted by Friday October 16th via ourApplication Form and the winners will be announced on November 9th during Science Week 2015, when they will also be invited to attend a public screening and awards ceremony during the Galway Science and Technology Festival on 22 November.