COMPETITION GUIDELINES

The competitions will open right after the chat and will be running for four weeks.

Students are invited to submit a “lessons learned” document explaining:
• how the chat fitted into their classes
• how it broadened their horizons
• what they learned from the experience
• how they could implement the learned lessons in their lives

For each competition, a jury will select the three winners who will receive a prize, along with their teachers.


PEDAGOGICAL GUIDELINES

Introduction
Students must be aged between 13 and 21 years. They must work alone and will need to prepare a Power Point presentation, video, comic, photo, song, anything that represents how the chat has broadened their horizon and what they learned from the experience.

Each entry must have a teacher from the same school associated with it, who is in charge of uploading the Power Point presentation or video to the portal. All submissions for the competition will be displayed in an online gallery and the best entries will be rewarded with a prize.


Pedagogical and societal value of the project
• Raising awareness of the science in our every-day lives.
• Increasing the interest of students in industries and a possible scientific career.
• Training in the use of digital tools for science documentation purposes.
• Promoting pedagogical practices based on inquiry-based methods.
• Increasing the fun component of science lessons.


GUIDELINES FOR TEACHERS

Teachers may assist their pupils to prepare for the activity in the following manner:

Uploading the contribution to the Xperimania competition portal (click the “Take part” icon). You can upload several submissions at once by selecting the “Upload another entry” option at the end of the submission form.

Languages:
Entries can be in any of the official Xperimania V/Talk2us languages: English, French, Dutch, German, Spanish, Italian or Polish. Please note that an English summary must always be provided together with the submission.

Contributions:
All contributions must include at least the following parts:
• a title
• an “image”, which can be a photograph and/or a scanned drawing. This will be displayed as a thumbnail.
• a multimedia presentation such as video, Power Point presentation, Word document

Size of contributions:
Title: Max. 200 characters

Picture image files: - Jpg, gif - Max. 800 pixels wide - Max. 600 pixels high - Max 5 MB

Multimedia presentation and other related files:
- Any of the following file types- PDF (pdf), Word (doc), Open Office (odt, odp, ods), Excel (xls), PowerPoint (ppt), jpg, gif, Rich text format (rtf), plain text (txt), Quicktime (mov), video (mpg), Windows media (wmv), Windows audio (wma), Zip (zip).

- To submit multiple files, compress into .zip format.

- Maximum 15 MB file size


COPYRIGHT AND SAFETY REGULATIONS

Participants must ensure that:
• The text is an original text of the pupils and not taken from someone or somewhere else.
• Quotations are marked as such, with its origin mentioned.
• The uploaded file is free to use and not bound by any copyright regulations.
• All participants declare that they are the owners of the submitted material.
• In cases where software is submitted, the moderator must declare his/her willingness to publish the software under a Creative Commons license with the right to distribute copies for non-commercial use.

Only the first name and initial of the last name of pupils can be mentioned on the portal in order to ensure pupils’ privacy.

No photos of pupils can be submitted without parental authorisation.


PRIZES

The winners of this competition and their teachers will receive Amazon vouchers.
First prize: 100 Eur Amazon voucher
Second prize: 75 Eur Amazon voucher
Third prize: 50 Eur Amazon voucher
Teachers will receive a 50 Eur Amazon vouchers for their support and engagement.