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UH Energy Video Competition Announced

By Valeria Dominguez


 “Energy Basics in 90 Seconds” is the theme of the 2018 UH Energy Video Competition.

UH Energy calls videographers, filmmakers, animators to participate in the 1st Annual E-90 video competition. Current University of Houston students have a chance to put their storytelling abilities to the test. Participants can create a video, up to 90 seconds, about an energy-related topic and compete for a first-place prize of $2,000. Winners will be awarded at the Energy Banquet hosted by the Energy Coalition on April 19th at the UH Hilton.

According to UH Energy, the goal of E-90 Competition is to educate through creativity.

Competition guidelines state videos may vary in genre including live action, musical or animation. Production techniques may also vary from iPhone to digital video. Video cameras are even available for check out through the MD Anderson Library. Those creating videos may be individuals or groups of up to four students. Students should submit their names and topic idea by Wednesday, March 28th. Final video submission are due by 5pm on Friday, April 6th.

Sample video topics provided by UH Energy include; climate change, energy trading, oil and gas, geoscientists, energy marketing and more.

A judging panel will consist of UH Faculty, energy experts and media professionals. Video evaluation criteria will include educational relevance, entertainment, storytelling, creativity and video quality. Participants are encouraged to strive for video concepts that engage and tell a story.

UH Energy states that they challenge students to create videos that explain a complex energy-related concept in an “edutaining” way.

For complete competition guidelines, students can visit the UH Energy website.