NSERC/SiEPIC One Minute Video Competition

NSERC SiEPIC Program's One Minute Video competition - Deadline Mar 9, 2015

As a change from previous years where we held a 3 minute-thesis video competition, we have decided to hold a One Minute Video competition in conjunction with NSERC's Science, Action! video contest. We encouraged trainees to submit their videos to NSERC's contest, where they were given a chance to win $3000 in cash. Unfortunately, none of our trainees won the NSERC prize, but nevertheless, it was great to see so many quality submissions and more importantly, our trainees found the experience enjoyable and enlightening. Jonas Flueckiger was chosen as the the winner of our competition, and his video can be viewed below:

SiEPIC 3MT video competition and its purpose

NSERC CREATE SiEPIC program is organizing an online One Minute Video competition open for all current SiEPIC trainees. In the One Minute Video competition, students are required to record a one minute video to present and explain the breadth and significance of their research work in the field of Silicon Photonics, in a manner that can be easily understood by a non-specialist audience. Software like iMovie Windows Movie Maker etc. can be used to record the video.


  • Video length should be between no more than 1 minute. Presentations are considered to have started when the presenter starts their presentation through movement or speech
  • No restriction on the number of slides used in the video (you can use a static single slide or multiple slides, animations, movement, etc.)
  • No requirement of presenter to be in the video or picture-in-picture

Judging Criteria

Videos will be judged based on two criteria with 50% weight each

  1. Voting via LinkedIn "likes" on the SiEPIC LinkedIn group

Likes received only by the SiEPIC community members will be considered.

  2. Ranking by the SiEPIC program's Management Committee using the judging criteria listed below:
  • Comprehension: Did the presentation help you understand the research?
  • Engagement: Did the presenter convey enthusiasm for their work and make you know more about their research
  • Communication style: Was the research topic communicated in an appropriate language and style


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Deadline to submit the video: March 9, 2015
Announcement of the winners: April 7, 2015

How to upload the video

Please upload the video on YouTube for accessibility and ease of viewing 

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