KIPR Video Showcase

Welcome to the 2011 KIPR Video Showcase!

Download one of the two promotional flyers for this contest to advertise in your classroom!

  • KIPR Video Showcase Flyer #1
  • KIPR Video Showcase Flyer #2

  • Read on for all the details on this year's KIPR video showcase.

    1 Overview

    The KIPR Video Showcase seeks to recognize the awesome work being done by the educational robotics community, to inspire new projects, and to share knowledge and resources for robotics related STEM activities.

    All videos selected for the showcase will be recognized as Official Selections of the KIPR Video Showcase and will be featured in an online video gallery. Projects selected for the Project Videos category will be automatically accepted to the Autonomous Robotics Showcase at the Global Conference on Educational Robotics. STEM Promotional Videos and Robotics HOW-TO Videos will be shown at other events throughout the conference. All videos may be displayed at other KIPR events throughout the year.

    Additionally, awards will be given in a variety of categories. Winners will receive credits that can be applied towards GCER fee waivers, travel grants, KIPR store purchases, or 2012 Botball registration.

    1.1 Showcase Entry Categories

    The showcase welcomes entries in the following categories:

    Project Videos: Autonomous Robots, Robotics Applications, Inventions, and Robotic Art STEM Promotional Videos Robotics HOW-TO Videos
    A. Title Title Title
    B. Cover Image Cover Image Cover Image
    C. Video : 30 - 120s Video: 30 - 60s Videos: 30 - 120s
    (or 6-24 image slide show) (or 6-12 image slide show) (or 6-24 image slide show)
    D. 200-400 word project description 200-400 word project description 200-400 word project description

    1.2 Contest Age Groups

    Entries in all categories will be divided into the following age ranges

    • 8th grade and below
    • 9th - 12 grade
    • Post high school

    Entries should be submitted to the age group representing the oldest person working as part of the group.

    1.3 Contest Timeline

    Date
    September 15, 2011 Online submission available
    December 1, 2011 Submission due by Noon, Central Daylight Time
    December 6, 2011 Judges will provide feedback and request any needed changes to selected submissions
    December 15, 2011 Deadline for completion requested changes to showcase selections.

    2 Submission Details

    2.1 Project Videos: Robots, Robotics Applications, Inventions, and Robotic Art

    Showcase entries covering autonomous robots and robotics projects including robot prototypes and working models, new inventions, applied robotics applications, and art projects involving autonomous and/or interactive robotic elements are encouraged for this category.

    1. You must submit a title for your project as part of your application.
    2. You must submit a cover image as part of your application. This image should feature your project and/or your team and is intended to represent your project in our online gallery of showcase projects. Your image should be a PNG, GIF, or JGP image. The dimensions of the image should be 600x600 and it should be less than 600 KB in size.
    3. You must submit a 30 - 120 second video covering your project. See below for video format requirements and recommendations.

      Remember to Include:

      • title & credits that includes the name of the people who worked on the project and their school or organization. Make sure to follow your school or organization's policies on identifying people in online content.
      • a thank-you to the sponsors and others who helped with your project
    4. You must submit a written description of your project. This could be in the form of a paper, brochure, etc. You must include the following:
      • names of all project participants. Make sure to follow your school or organization's policies on identifying people in online content.
      • the title of your project
      • the goal of your project
      • bibliography with properly cited sources

      You are encouraged to include drawings, diagrams, and images of your project, but your written description must be at least 200 words and no more than 400 words.

      Your submission must also meet the following formatting requirements:

      • submit in .pdf format
      • minimum 12 point type

    2.2 STEM Promotional Videos

    Videos promoting science, technology, engineering, math, and related educational activities are encouraged for this category. Some examples might include:

    • a video recruiting students for a local math tutoring program or science club
    • a video encouraging students to get involved with the Botball program
    • a video encouraging students to prepare for STEM careers
    • a video profile of a scientist or engineer
    • a video encouraging the public to attend a STEM event like Botball
    • a video encouraging girls to participate in STEM activities

    Remember, videos in the showcase will have a nation-wide audience and should include material of wide spread general interest rather than focusing on an individual local organization or team.

    1. You must submit a title for your promotional video as part of your application.
    2. You must submit a cover image as part of your application. This image should feature your project and/or your team and is intended to represent your project in our online gallery of showcase projects. Your image should be a PNG, GIF, or JGP image. The dimensions of the image should be 600x600 and it should be less than 600 KB in size.
    3. You must submit a 30 - 60 second video promoting STEM activities. See below for video format requirements and recommendations.

      Remember to Include:

      • title & credits that includes the name of the people who worked on the project and their school or organization. Make sure to follow your school or organizations policies on identifying people in online content.
      • a thank-you to the sponsors and others who helped with your project
    4. You must submit a written description of your project. This could be in the form of a paper, brochure, etc. You must include the following:
      • names of all project participants. Make sure to follow your school or organizations policies on identifying people in online content.
      • title of Promotional Video
      • goal of your promotional video
      • bibliography with properly cited sources

      You are encouraged to include drawings, diagrams, and images of your project, but your written description must be at least 200 words and no more than 400 words.

      Your submission must also meet the following formatting requirements:

      • submit in .pdf format
      • minimum 12 point type

    2.3 Robotics HOW-TO Videos

    Showcase entries providing hands-on direction for STEM-related activities are encouraged for this category. This could include HOW-TO videos covering robot construction, programming, documentation, or project management, etc.

    1. You must submit a title for your HOW-TO video as part of your application.
    2. You must submit a cover image as part of your application. This image should feature your project and/or your team and is intended to represent your project in our online gallery of showcase projects. Your image should be a PNG, GIF, or JGP image. The dimensions of the image should be 600x600 and it should be less than 600 KB in size.
    3. You must submit a 30 - 120 second video covering your project. See below for video format requirements and recommendations

      Remember to Include:

      • title & credits that includes the name of the people who worked on the project and their school or organization. Make sure to follow your school or organization's policies on identifying people in online content.
      • a thank-you to the sponsors and others who helped with your project
    4. You must submit a written description of your project. This could be in the form of a paper, brochure, etc. You must include the following:
      • names of all project participants. Make sure to follow your school or organization's policies on identifying people in online content.
      • title of Promotional Video
      • goal of your promotional video
      • bibliography with properly cited sources

      You are encouraged to include drawings, diagrams, and images of your project, but your written description must be at least 200 words and no more than 400 words.

      Your submission must also meet the following formatting requirements:

      • submit in .pdf format
      • minimum 12 point type

    3 Video Format Requirements and Recommendations

    Videos submitted to the contest will be hosted in the Showcase Gallery and posted to our YouTube account. In order to support this, we recommend that video be formatted as H.264, MPEG-2, or MPEG-4 at a resolution of 640x360 or 480x360 and a frame rate of about 30 frames per second. We recommend that audio be encoded as MP3 or AAC.

    If your video doesn't follow these guidelines, we recommend that you verify that your video can be viewed using the free QuickTime 7 movie player from Apple (without any additional plug-ins or other software). Videos that cannot be opened with QuickTime 7 may be excluded from judging. You should also test your video by uploading it to YouTube and making sure that it plays as expected.

    If you plan on submitting video that doesn't conform to one or more the above guidelines and you would like to verify that your submission will not be excluded from judging, you should contact the KISS Institute with details as soon as possible prior to the submission deadline.

    3.1 Advice and Suggestions

    • Create a storyboard or script to plan your video
    • Test the lighting before shooting.
    • Use a tripod to steady the camera.
    • Consider recording voice-overs separately from shooting video.
    • Test your microphone and video camera mic before shooting.
    • Make sure the room is quiet and speak clearly, loudly, and slowly.

    For additional advice and suggestions, we recommend taking a look at the section of the YouTube Handbook on producing video (http://www.youtube.com/t/yt_handbook_produce).

    4 Licensing and Copyrights

    Students may use portions of lawfully acquired copyrighted works in their video projects with proper attribution and citation. Students may use their video program for educational purposes and may retain it in their personal portfolios as examples of their academic work. Under the Copyright Act of 1977 and the Fair Use Guidelines for Educational Multimedia, restrictions apply for copyrighted music used in educational videos. Please note: no more than 30 seconds or 10% of a copyrighted piece of music may be used in the entirety of the educational video. The music used must be cited (title and artist) at the end of the video in the credits.

    For more information on properly using copyrighted material, see the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Teaching Copyright site.

    By submitting your work, you certify that it contains no material that you are not legally entitled to use and to grant KISS Institute for Practical Robotics license to use. You retain all of your ownership rights in your submissions. By entering your work in this contest, you grant KISS Institute for Practical Robotics transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the submitted material in any media formats and through any media channels.

    5 Submitting Your Entry

    The KIPR Video Showcase submission form is not closed.