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E:90 Student Energy Video Competition: Energy Basics in 90 seconds

UH Energy is excited to announce the 2nd Annual E:90 Student Energy Video Competition!
This competition is open to all current University of Houston students. Participants must create a 90 second video based on an energy-related topic (sample topics provided below).

Winners will be announced at the Energy Banquet hosted by the Energy Coalition on April 4th at the UH Hilton.

Invitees will include climate engineering researchers, climate scientists, energy industry leaders, and experts in law, public policy, energy economics, ethics, philosophy, and risk analysis and communication.


GOAL

The primary goal of the E-90 Competition is to educate about aspects of energy in an entertaining and creative way. We challenge UH students to create videos that explain a complex energy-related concept in an “edutaining” way.

PRIZES

  • First Place$2,000
  • Second Place$1,000
  • Third Place$500
  • People's Choice$500

COMPETITION GUIDELINES

  • Participants must be students currently enrolled at UH.
  • Videos can be created by individuals or groups of up to 4 students. Only one submission is allowed per student or team.
  • Videos should not exceed 90 seconds in length (not including title screen).
  • Videos may be created using any production technique (iPhone, digital video, etc) and in any genre (live action, musical, animation, etc)
  • Videos must be original and unpublished works.
  • Participants must obtain appropriate copyright authorization in advance on all clips, photos or music used.
  • Assistance from professional videographers or professional editors is not allowed.
  • Participants must agree that all videos submitted become the property of UH Energy and can be used for future promotional or educational purposes.

SUBMISSION PROCESS

STEP 1:

Interested students and student teams should submit their name(s) and selected topic by Friday, March 15th. Registration Form and Sample Topics are provided below. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email approving your topic choice.

CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF SAMPLE TOPICS

REGISTRATION FORM


STEP 2:

Create an amazing video!

All videos should begin with a 10 second “title screen” that includes the following information ( title screen is not included in 90 second time limit ):

  • Title of video

STEP 3:

Submit your final video by 5pm on Friday, March 22 nd .

Videos can be submitted using EITHER of the following methods (choose one):

SUBMISSION FORM

*SUBMISSION FORM WILL BE ACCESSIBLE AFTER THE MARCH 15th REGISTRATION DEADLINE

OR YOU MAY

  • Hand deliver your video on a flash drive to UH Energy Program Coordinator, Lauren Kibler, in the UH Energy office in Cullen 124AB. Flash drive must be in an envelope and must be clearly labeled with the following information:
    • Title of video
    • Name(s) of student creator(s)
    • Email address (if submitting as a team, one primary contact person must be identified)
    • Phone number

Any submissions that do not adhere to the specific guidelines provided above, do not have the 10 second title screen, exceed 90 seconds in length (not including title screen), or are received after 5pm on March 22 nd will not be considered. UH Energy is not responsible for videos that are not submitted or uploaded properly.

SAMPLE VIDEO TOPICS

(Video topics must be submitted and approved in advance):

WHAT IS...?

  • Energy Trading
  • Power generation
  • Power transmission
  • Energy economics
  • Global Energy Management
  • Wind energy/A wind farm
  • Solar energy
  • Sustainability
  • Climate Change
  • Supply Chain and Logistics
  • Oil and Gas Exploration
  • Oil and Gas Drilling and Production
  • Offshore Energy Systems
  • Petroleum
  • A rock property
  • An unconventional resource
  • Geothermal energy
  • OPEC
  • Texas oil and gas history
  • Texas Railway Commission
  • Upstream vs Midstream vs Downstream
  • Energy Law/Policy

THE FUTURE OF...

  • Energy Law & Policy
  • Technology in Energy
  • Energy Efficiency in Architecture
  • Energy Supply Chain
  • Energy Marketing
  • Climate Change
  • Solar Energy
  • Renewable Energy
  • Oil & Gas

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF...

  • Energy Traders
  • Geoscientists
  • Petroleum Engineers

JUDGING CRITERIA

A panel of judges from UH, the energy industry and media will be looking for “edutaining” videos that are creative, entertaining and informative. Participants are encouraged to create videos that are engaging and tell an informative story. All videos will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Educational relevance: Video should be informative and provide relevant, accurate content
  • Entertainment/Storytelling ability: Video should be engaging and tell a story that people want to watch
  • Creativity/originality
  • Quality of video

The top 5 videos will be screened at the Energy Banquet on April 4th . The audience will vote live to select the “People’s Choice” prize winner.

IMPORTANT DATES

TOPIC SUBMISSIONS DUE

FRIDAY, MARCH 15th

FINAL VIDEO SUBMISSIONS DUE

FRIDAY, MARCH 22nd

WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT ENERGY BANQUET

THURSDAY, APRIL 4th

CONTACTS

For more information, stop by the UH Energy office or contact:

Lauren Kibler | Cullen Bldg., Room 124AB | (713) 743-7858

2018 E:90 Finalists