Video Selection and Judging
Initial screening and selection of the top 10 videos will be conducted in December 2015 by a panel of scientists and communication experts, including representatives from academia, industry, and government. Entries will be judged using a rubric that takes into account the content and technical quality of the video, including creativity, visual impact, clarity, language, and relevance. A copy of the rubric is available here.
The top three video abstracts will be selected by 6th-8th graders (~10-13 years old) in registered classrooms around the world during January and February 2016. Each class will be eligible to vote for up to three (3) videos from the ten finalists. The three videos that receive the most votes will be awarded cash prizes. Student judges will use a classroom rubric as a guideline for selecting the winners. The winning video abstracts will be announced in late February 2016 and posted to the Ocean 180 Video Challenge website.