Watch the 1st place video (Tertiary School) from last year’s challenge!
The 2013 Comvita Science Challenge
Comvita Science Challenge is a great way to use your creativity to communicate science.
You can enter if you are a Year 9-10 secondary school student or tertiary student, under the secondary school category or tertiary category respectively.
Secondary school students "The Science of Exercise":
Create and submit a 3 minute video explaining the science behind how exercise can keep you healthy.
Cash prizes for the winning team and school: $5000 grand prize and $2000 runner-up prize.
Tertiary students "The Science of Changing Habits":
Create and submit a maximum 3500 words game concept & design brief and a 90 second pitch video explaining your own game idea which motivates the game players to become more physically active.
Cash prizes for the winning team: $5000 grand prize and $2000 runner-up prize.
*Tertiary Students invited to attend workshops hosted by Comvita to learn more about the challenge and improve their challenge entries. The workshops are optional and free of charge but RSVP is required.
Workshop 1 "Introduction to the Challenge" June 4 RSVP HERE.
Workshop 2 "Game concept mock pitch and feedback" July 12 RSVP HERE.
The 2012 winning videos
2nd - Tertiary
Coffee Vs. Type 2 Diabetes
This video was created by the team "What doesn't kill you..." from The University of Auckland.
Did you know that four coffees a day could keep Type 2 diabetes at bay? Here's how!
Here are some of the key rules. Everyone entering the challenge must read the full rules and regulations. But there is no limit to your creativity!
For any enquiries, please email us at email@example.com.
Secondary School Students
You and Your Team:
- You can enter if you are a year 9-10 student enrolled in a secondary school in New Zealand.
- Each team is allowed maximum 6 students and one mentor. The mentor can be a teacher or a parent. Everyone in one team should be from the same school.
Making the Video:
- Select ONE aspect of human health and explain the science of how physical activity may positively influence this aspect. This video should appeal to a broad audience (For e.g. An example topic could be on explaining how regular exercise helps you prevent Alzheimer’s disease). Content must be scientifically correct.
- The submitted video should not exceed 3 minutes, including the credits.
- Comvita Science Challenge logo must be visible on the top right hand corner of the submitted video together with the credits. Download the logo HERE.
- Everything in the video must be your original work.
- Videos should not contain any mention of Comvita Limited or any of its subsidiaries, nor any direct promotion of Comvita or its brands and trademarks, other than the Comvita Science Challenge logo at the ending credits.
Entering the Challenge:
- To enter the challenge, you must register your team on the website, and upload your video on Comvita Vimeo group. Video entry opens on 1st of June and closes at 6pm 9th August NZ time. Any entries received outside these dates won’t be accepted.
- If you are one of the finalists, you will be requested to attend the prize giving night on the 2nd September.
You and Your Team:
- Your team can enter if all team members are enrolled as a student at a New Zealand University or Tertiary Institution.
Creating and Developing the Game concept document and pitch video:
- Read Comvita Science Challenge Guidelines for Tertiary Students to understand the specifications for the game concept that you will create for this challenge.
- Create and develop a game concept and explain how it works in a game concept and design brief document (maximum 3500 words, excluding appendices) and a 90 second pitch video. Refer to Comvita Science Challenge Guidelines for Tertiary Students for information on creating a game concept and design brief and a 90 second pitch video.
- Comvita Science Challenge logo must be visible on the top right hand corner of the submitted video at the end of the video. Download the logo HERE.
- In addition to the game concept and design document and pitch video, you may submit supporting material (e.g game prototype or proof of concept) although this is not a requirement. Supporting material may be taken into account by the Juding Panel in their discretion.
- Students may choose to attend optional workshops held by Comvita in order to improve their challenge entries. Workshops are free of charge but RSVP is required.
- Workshop 1 "Introduction to the Challenge" June 4. RSVP HERE.
- Workshop 2 "Mock pitch and feedback" July 12. RSVP HERE.
Entering the Challenge:
- To enter the challenge, you must register your team on the website, and upload your pitch video on Comvita Vimeo group. You must also email your game concept and design brief to firstname.lastname@example.org. Entry opens on 1st June and closes at 6pm 9th August NZ time. Any entries received outside these dates won’t be accepted.
- If you are one of the finalists, you will be requested to attend the prize giving evening on the 2nd September.
Check out all the rules here
How to Upload your Video
1. Join Vimeo.com
Joining Vimeo is simple and free. We are hosting all of the entrants on our Comvita Science Challenge 2013 Group
Upload your video into Vimeo.com.
Submit your video
The Royal Society of New Zealand Bronze CREST Award
Secondary School teams entering the 2013 Comvita Science Challenge may also choose to register for a Team Bronze CREST and use their Comvita Science Challenge video to earn their Bronze CREST Award.
Bronze CREST is the Royal Society of New Zealand’s international awards scheme designed to encourage Year 8-10 students to be innovative, creative and to problem solve in science and technology. For more information on CREST award, please visit www.royalsociety.org.nz/teaching-learning/crest/bronze.
- Dowloald and Read Comvita Science Challenge Guidelines for Tertiary Students HERE.
To be announced.