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Vote NOW for Viewer's Choice

click on the YouTube link below
& 'like' 3 each for middle and high school.

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                 ..................winners for 2013....................
            
  • SPREAD THE WORD

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    SO WHAT IS i5?

    A digital video competition for middle and high school students on the impact of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) in their lives - namely:
  • innovations
  • issues
  • individuals
  • inspiring careers
  • incredible income potential

    Tell your story! Make a video of five minutes or less that shows how science, technology, engineering and/or math (STEM) are an important part of your life. (link to examples)

    Entrants must not be an employee of Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh or Pittsburgh Filmmakers, or their immediate families and members of their household.



    ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW!

    format:
    digital video of 5 minutes MAX
  • not including title page/credits
  • Quicktime movie format (.mov)
  • title page including name of film, student(s) names, school name, grade
  • please include your science sources and any photo/film/approval for sources in the credits after the video
  • content must be tasteful and appropriate for all ages


    dates:
    February 14, 2014 SUBMIT topic by email (the deadline)
    You get a judging point for submitting this form!
        (download story outline submission form)

    March 24, 2014 ENTER competition (the deadline)
        (how to enter)

    March 30 - April 13 2014 VOTE for Viewer's Choice Award
        (how to vote for the Viewer's Choice Award)

    April 24, 2014 ATTEND the reception & Awards Ceremony @ Carnegie Science Center, OMNIMAX Theater
        (invitations will be emailed & rsvps are a must!)
        (reception & Awards Ceremony 'the details')


    prizes:
    (by the way everybody - all participants - 'win' a chocolate Oscar...an i5 pin, and receive a certificate/poster for participation)
         middle school
  • Best Story-telling Award ($150)
  • Communicating Science Award ($150)
  • Best Use of Technology Award ($150)
  • Artistic Vision Award ($150)
  • Viewer's Choice Award ($150)
         high school
  • Best Story-telling Award ($150)
  • Communicating Science Award ($150)
  • Best Use of Technology Award ($150)
  • Artistic Vision Award ($150)
  • Viewer's Choice Award ($150)
                   Grand Prize - the best of the whole bunch!
        ($300 + a $400 tuition certificate that can be used for any media class, camp or workshop at Pittsburgh
        Filmmakers)
               + PLUS trophies for each winner's school
         All category prize winners also receive:
    two general admission tickets for the Carnegie Science Center
                                                       AND
         two general admission tickets for Pittsburgh Filmmakers Theaters*.
    *good for one screening - not valid for festival screenings or special events


    judging:
  • think clarity of message, ability to deliver message, connection to Pittsburgh region, use of technology available to you, creativity (approach or concept), use of research, adherence to submission guidelines and of course the judges' discretion
  • to help you get started (link to judging criteria, prizes, and to sample titles & videos)


    how to enter:
    1. submit your topic, video and all the paperwork on or before the deadlines (dates)
    2. follow the judging requirements (judging criteria)
    3. submitting your video
    Entries should be submitted by uploading online (how to upload your video) for judging.
          In addition - for final screening and exhibition -
             a physical copy of a movie file should be mailed to:
                  Geri Baker @ Carnegie Science Center
                  One Allegheny Ave.
                  Pittsburgh, PA 15212
        For the best and highest quality, please send a .mov movie file copied on a flash drive or disc. (Quicktime H.264     preferred).
    4. submit your paperwork:
        -story outline submission due Feb. 14 (form)
        -entry form, release forms (individuals/talent, locations, materials/music)
        -please have the signature of your parent! (on the entry form unless you are over 18)


    how to vote for the Viewer's Choice Award: (March 30-April 13)
    Go online to your Youtube or Google account (if you do not already have one they are free!):
    1. Click here (or go to http://www.youtube.com/user/cscsteam)
    2. Then, click to view films
    3. Next, click 'like' for up to 3 middle school and 3 high school films


    resources:
  • STEM (science, technology, engineering & math) toolbox
  • copyright information
  • storyboarding sheet
  • computers & technology Check out the CLP Digital Media Labs! free to teens grades 5-12 including mentors, free programs,...
  • classes with the Youth Media Program @ Pittsburgh Filmmakers
  • video toolbox (online videos about many aspects of video design)
  • i5 short course: the basics continuity editing
  • sound editing site Audacity


    reception & Awards Ceremony 'the details' :
  • Everybody is invited to come down on April 24 to celebrate the i5 Awards.
                        We'll send you an email invite!
             (All entrants will be sent invites, plus you can have passes for your family/friends as requested.
             Three seats MAX may be reserved which includes a seat for the participant -
             by emailing bakerg@carnegiesciencecenter.org by April 13.
             After this date remaining seats will be open for reservation.)
  • Pre-registration is a must (we do have to make plans)
  • Everything starts at 6:30pm!!
  • 6:30-7:30pm    Sign-in
                        ALL video entries will be shown in the lobby of the OMNIMAX Theater (large screens with looping videos!)
                        during the reception (think tasty snacks)
                        - NEW THIS YEAR -
                         Art/Tech exhibits & demos (think fun stuff to do).
  • 7:30-9:30pm   Awards Ceremony including top finalist films shown on the largest screen in Pittsburgh
                         (that's in Carnegie Science Center's OMNIMAX Theater) and all finalists will be recognized!
  • 9:30-10pm Photos of award winners



                              2014 speaker at the
         i5 Digital Video Competition Awards Ceremony


                              Dan Wilcox:
              Artist Engineer Musician Performer

    new media & arts engineering, experimental computer rock, technically complicated projects for noisy/primal                           displays
              
    What are some of the reaches of art/technology?
    What was new?           What is new?
    ...and… what will be new? ...AND...What will YOU create?






    Dan Wilcox combines live musical performance techniques with experimental electronics and software for exploration into themes of science fiction, space travel, cyborgification, and far futurism. He has performed in Europe and around the US with his one man band cyborg performance project, robotcowboy. He has recently finished his MFA coursework at Carnegie Mellon University and is working on his thesis project, robotcowboy: Onward to Mars, 2014.                                                                                                                   


    SPREAD THE WORD:
  • downloadable flyer/poster
  • short program description
  • expanded program description



    2013 Winners List

    middle school
  • Best Story-telling Award
    “Grandma, if they find a cure do you think they'll call me?” Sead Nikšic (Winebiddle Homeschool)
  • Communicating Science Award
    “Conservation: the Eco-Tech Way” Suvir Mirchandani (Dorseyville Middle School)
  • Best Use of Technology Award
    “The King's Pollution” Sheldon Johnson, Jacob Kefalos, Donovan Moore, Thomas Osterle, Jacquan Yancy (Woodland Hills Middle School)
  • Artistic Vision Award
    “Science on the Shoulders of Giants: Jonas Salk” Declan Moffatt, Ross Peters, Michael Rashford, Stephen Rashford (Catholic Homeschoolers of Pittsburgh)
  • Viewer's Choice Award
    “Grandma, if they find a cure do you think they'll call me?” Sead Nikšic (Winebiddle Homeschool)

    high school
  • Best Story-telling Award
    “Computer Science: A Changing Frontier” Vishnu Bashyam, Usman Saleem (Franklin Regional High School)
  • Communicating Science Award
    “Wind Farms in Western PA” Evan Kinney (Cambria Heights High School)
  • Best Use of Technology Award
    “Luddites and Leaders” Alan G. Shimp (The Pennsylvania Cyber charter School)
  • Artistic Vision Award
    “Stepping Forward” Jill Weida ((Baldwin High School)
  • Viewer's Choice Award
    “Studio Tech” Christian Duncan, Gilaysha Kirkland, Ian Snyder, Malik Turner (Propel Andrew Street High School)

    Grand Prize - the best of the whole bunch!
    “Science on the Shoulders of Giants: Jonas Salk” Declan Moffatt, Ross Peters, Michael Rashford, Stephen Rashford (Catholic Homeschoolers of Pittsburgh) Want more information?
       please do contact me:

                                                       Geri Baker
                                                       BakerG@carnegiesciencecenter.org
                                                       412.237.1552

                                                      Carnegie Science Center
                                                      One Allegheny Avenue
                                                       Pittsburgh, PA 15217




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