The competition

Categories & Awards

You can submit your video in one of the three categories SUBSTANZ, SCITAINMENT and VISION: Within these categories you are free to choose any topic as long as it is related to current research and science. There are also two special prizes: the Super Fast – 24h Instagram Challenge, for video makers who produce a web video as an Instagram story, and the Community Award.

SUBSTANZ

  • 1
    SUBSTANZ
    1. Platz:
    €3.000
  • 2
    SUBSTANZ
    2. Platz:
    €2.000
  • 3
    SUBSTANZ
    3. Platz:
    €1.000

The name of the category refers to substance. This category is about exciting content, complex science and interesting research. Thorough research and an objective presentation of the facts are important. Even if the focus is on the scientific content, the video can, of course, have a little pep – after all, you want to inspire your viewers with science.

SCITAINMENT

  • 1
    SCITAINMENT
    1. Platz:
    €3.000
  • 2
    SCITAINMENT
    2. Platz:
    €2.000
  • 3
    SCITAINMENT
    3. Platz:
    €1.000

This category is for anything fun – whether it’s pop songs about molecular biology, comedies on current sociological issues or a vlog that shows just how chaotic everyday life in research can be. Be creative and surprise us with your fun-filled engagement with science and research. Even if the focus is on entertainment, the scientific content in your video should, of course, be thoroughly researched and well founded.

VISION

  • 1
    VISION
    1. Platz:
    €3.000
  • 2
    VISION
    2. Platz:
    €2.000
  • 3
    VISION
    3. Platz:
    €1.000

If you are looking for a special challenge, the Super Fast 24h Instagram Challenge is just the thing for you. You only have 24 hours to produce a science Instagram story on a topic we announce at the start of the challenge. But don’t worry – the topic is so general that all scientific disciplines can find a link to it.

 

Super Fast begins with the announcement of the topic at 12 noon on 18 May, submission deadline is 12 noon on 19 May. Mark this date in your calendar and assemble colleagues and friends, because working in a team often makes it easier to master such a challenge. The only condition is that you tag your Instagram story with @fastforwardscience and save it as a video so we can upload it to YouTube.

 

Super Fast – 24h-Instagram-Challenge

  • Super Fast – 24h-Instagram-Challenge
    €1000

If you are looking for a special challenge, the Super Fast 24h Instagram Challenge is just the thing for you. You only have 24 hours to produce a science Instagram story on a topic we announce at the start of the challenge. But don’t worry – the topic is so general that all scientific disciplines can find a link to it.

Super Fast begins with the announcement of the topic at 12 noon on 18 May, submission deadline is 12 noon on 19 May. Mark this date in your calendar and assemble colleagues and friends, because working in a team often makes it easier to master such a challenge. The only condition is that you tag your Instagram story with @fastforwardscience and save it as a video so we can upload it to YouTube.

Community Award

  • Community Award
    €1000

Not all decisions can be made by a jury. For the Community Award, the finalists compete against each other for the most likes and comments during 4 weeks of online voting on YouTube. 

If your video makes it to the finals, we will let you know in time for you to activate your community by the start of the voting phase. We look forward to seeing what crazy methods you come up with to get even more people to vote for your video.

In addition, every day during the online voting we present a randomly-selected finalist on our blog.