Oxford’s biggest video competition returns for a third year, challenging young people around the world to uncover the stories of scientists that history has forgotten.
In 2020 we were blown away by the entries to Unsung Heroes of Science, especially as they reached tens of thousands of views on YouTube. This year, the challenge is once again to create a short video celebrating a scientist who deserves wider recognition. There are no restrictions on who this might be, with previous entries going as far back as 1,000 years ago and others coming right up to the present day.
The competition is open to teens aged 16-18 from anywhere in the world, working individually or in teams of two or three. Students currently in Years 11, 12 and 13 can enter, as anyone aged 16-18 by 31 August 2020 is eligible.
As well as a prize for the most-watched video, a winning entry will be chosen by competition judge Prof. Alison Woollard. Alison is a Biochemistry tutor at Hertford and the University of Oxford’s Academic Champion for Public Engagement with Research. Alison’s winner will receive an exciting prize, which will be announced in the coming weeks. All shortlisted videos will be published on our website and social media channels.