Rosatom has launched its 6th Annual Online Video Competition for African youth to spark interest in science and technology. 

The competition is open to students and young professionals between the ages of 18 and 35 to encourage the youth to explore nuclear technologies and how it can benefit the African region. 

Speaking during the launch, Ryan Collyer, CEO of Rosatom Central and Southern Africa said that technologies are at the heart of many innovations in Africa. 

nuclear technologies are at the heart of many innovations that Africa can benefit greatly from.  

“ROSATOM strongly believes that the youth need to play a vital role in achieving the United Nations Sustainability goals and more specifically in the fight against climate change. Rosatom puts a lot of resources into supporting youth to foster their talents and share their views and ideas.

"We are confident that nuclear can help to archive the UN Sustainability Goals in Africa, not only through clean and affordable energy but also through life-saving medical procedures and technologically advanced agricultural practices. Through this competition, we hope that the youth will educate themselves and their peers on the immense benefits that nuclear technology has to offer” Collyer stated. 

Full details of the Competition 

The participants are encouraged to post their videos on Facebook, following the formal guidelines set out below, and submit their applications to the email [email protected] or by the link to online submission form https://tinyurl.com/RosatomAfrica

The top three winning videos will be selected by an independent expert panel observing various criteria including original content and creativity, overall quality of the video and content, accuracy and relevance of technical content, as well as ability to clearly communicate the content to an audience.

The makers of the top three videos will be rewarded with an all-expenses-paid trip to Russia, where they will get the opportunity to visit several of the country’s world-renowned tourist attractions as well as various nuclear institutions and advanced nuclear facilities.  The submission deadline is 31 January 2021.  

POTENTIAL TOPICS FOR VIDEO PRODUCTION (not limited to):

-How can nuclear technologies assist in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) in Africa or your country?

-How can Nuclear technologies help developing countries industrialize?  

-How can non-power related nuclear science and technology benefit your country or community?

-Nuclear in our everyday lives.  

-Myths and fears about nuclear and how to overcome them.

Guidelines for Competition Participants 

- An individual or a team of 1-3 people are allowed to submit one application

- Video duration must not exceed 75 seconds

- Video narration language is either English or features English subtitles

- Both professional and smartphone videos are acceptable, but the video quality must be at least 720p HD quality

- Video can be live-action or animation

- Name(s) of the creator(s) and the name of the university (if so) must be written in the first frame of the video

- The video must be published on Facebook with no restrictions on its visibility for any Facebook visitors

- The post must tag @RosatomAfrica and @RosatomMENA Facebook page and contain hashtags: #Nucleardoesntwastetime, #AtomsforAfrica, #RosatomCompetition

- No copyright violations (all videos should be compliant with Copyright and Rules for posting Content set up on Facebook)

- No harmful or offensive behavior, discrimination of any kind. Be friendly and polite.