Risk Resilience Response

Flood & Coast 2017 Students and Young Professionals’ YouTube Challenge
- in association with:

Calling all students enrolled in subjects relating to Flood Risk and Coastal Management (FCRM), and to young professionals who have been working in this area for no more than three years.

Flood & Coast’s YouTube challenge invites videos illustrating any aspects of Risk, Resilience and Response primarily relating to one of the main event themes:

  • Infrastructure
  • Community Resilience/People and Property
  • Changing Climate.

This is a perfect opportunity for students to get noticed and to engage with the visitors, speakers and exhibitors at the event who will include representatives the Environment Agency, local authorities, engineering consulting companies, infrastructure owners, businesses and community groups.

There will be one winning video in each theme, and the winning entries will be shown on the event website and on screens at the event in Telford. Each category winner will be invited to travel to the event for one day and capture aspects of the event on video. Travel and subsistence will be paid for by the organisers.

Entrants must script, shoot and edit their video, which should be between 1:30 and 2:30 minutes. Entries must be uploaded to YouTube, with a link sent to the event organisers.

The deadline for entries is Monday 30 January 2017, and winners will be notified by Friday 17 February 2017.

YouTube Challenge – Entry Guidelines

Ends midnight Monday 30 January 2017

Who can enter

The competition is open to all students currently enrolled in subjects relating to Flood Risk and Coastal Management, and to Young Professionals who have been working in this area for no more than three years.

How to enter

Produce a video illustrating any aspects of Risk, Resilience and Response relating primarily to one of the main event themes:

  • Infrastructure
  • Community Resilience/People and Property
  • Changing Climate.

There will be one winning video in each theme. Be creative! Winning videos will be shown on the event website and on screens at the event in Telford.

Each category winner will be invited to travel to the event for one day and capture aspects of the event on video. Travel and subsistence will be paid for by the organisers.

The specifics

You will script, shoot and edit the video. The video should be between 1:30 and 2:30 minutes. Entrants must use their own cameras, mobile devices and the like and are free to use computer graphics or animation. The videos should be accurate, creative, interesting, and educational. Entries must be uploaded to YouTube electronically via their online submission form.

Click the links below for information on:

Making videos for YouTube.

Uploading videos to YouTube.

Once the entry has been submitted to and posted on YouTube, entrants must submit the title, YouTube URL, tag line, full name, University/Company address details, and telephone number via email to kirsty.brown@floodandcoast.com You will receive an email acknowledging your competition entry.

Who will judge the contest?

Panel of Flood & Coast Advisory Committee members.

Winners will be notified by Friday 17 February 2017.

The smallprint

By submitting a video to this competition, the entrant:

  • Warrants that it is his/her original work.
  • Agrees that any videos entered in the competition must not be defamatory, obscene, illegal, or infringe any third party intellectual property rights, or otherwise negatively reflect upon the event. You agree to indemnify us fully in the event of any claims relating to Prohibited Activities.
  • All entrants understand that the competition will be administered under the laws of England and Wales.
  • The organisers assume no responsibility for lost, late, damaged, misdirected, illegible or incomplete entries. We encourage entrants to get their entries in early and NOT to wait until the last minute.
  • The organisers are not responsible for the functionality or performance of YouTube or the YouTube Embed Codes. If an Embed Code is corrupt, the organiser will attempt to contact the Entrant for a replacement Embed Code, using the email address submitted during the submission process. However, if we are unable to contact the entrant after two attempts, the entry will be disqualified.
  • The judges’ decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • Entrant must have all ownership rights in and to his/her submission(s). By submitting an entry, the entrant represents and warrants that the design contained therein is his/her original work and that no other person or entity has any ownership interest in the design or is entitled to any payment for the use of the design.

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