Rules & Criteria  

Rules: 

 

Videos must 

  • • not be longer than 4 min 
  • • follow the criteria - see below 
  • • contain the 3 keywords published on this site on November 21st, 11:00 GMT, 12:00 Central European Time, 13:00 Eastern European Time
  • • be copyright free for common use and respect data- and privacy protection regulations 
  • • must be understandable for an international audience (English or English subtitles or other creative forms) 
  • • have to have understandable file names and description (including identifiable group name and production country)
  • • have to be set public on Youtube with Creative Commons Licensing that jury and participants can view them and shortlisted videos can be shown at public events 
  • • have to be uploaded to Youtube by Sunday, November 25th, midnight your local time (GMT, CET oder EET) and published under a Creative Commons License 
  • • have to be submitted in the local submission process for selection to the international competition  

 

Criteria: 

 

Please keep in mind that the educational value of the video is the most important factor for winning! There will 10 points for the educational value and 5 points each for technical and artistical factors!​ 

 

  • • Educational value 1-10 points (see below)
  • • Technical merits 1-5 points (see below)
  • • Artistic quality 1-5 points (see below)

Definitions: 

Educational Value: 

The educational value and aim of the video are clearly defined

Who is the learner (a viewer or the people who made the video)?

Does the video have a clear target group?

At what point of the learning process is the video intended to be used?

What is the intended learning outcome or learning activity triggered by the video?

The pedagogical idea of the video is explained clearly

Does the video support the main idea or aim of either teaching or learning activity without distraction?

Is the educational aim clearly visible in the video?

The length of the video is aligned with the level of complexity of the content dealt with in the video

Please do not do this:

This 22 second video will teach children the theories of nuclear physics 

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Watch the EDIT organisers’ panel discussion on „Educational Value“: 

Technical Merrits: 

Image quality: 

The camera work does not distract from the viewing experience (e.g. shaking, going out of focus etc.)

Proper use of picture sizes to show details and images that are crucial for the story

Editing

The cuts and the music support the rhythm of the story and don’t distract from the viewing experience

Animation and effects support the story and don’t distract from the viewing experience

Audio quality

Spoken word is clearly understandable

Music and effects do not overwhelm spoken word and support the experience

Background noises do not disturb the audio

Graphics and titles

Written word is clearly readable (big enough, staying on screen long enough, not too much words at once)

Graphics and titles do not overwhelm other visuals and support the experience 

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Watch the EDIT organisers’ panel discussion on „Technical Merrits“: Image quality

Artistic quality: 

Storytelling

The narrative of the story is able to engage the viewer

There is an understandable structure to thestory

Acting

The acting doesn’t distract from the story

Supporting arrangements

use of music, visual elements and location support the story and do not distract the viewer

visual and technical effects do not overwhelm but support storytelling and stylistic choices 

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Watch the EDIT organisers’ panel discussion on „Artistic Quality“:  

Video pedagogy: 

Important  to consider: See here a video about video pedagogy by Oulu University of Applied Sciences: