Entry Conditions

The Eureka Video Awards is open to all students from year 7 through to year 13. Students may work in groups of up to 3 participants.

Videos submitted for this competition shall not exceed 5 minutes in length.

Students must submit all work by the due date, including any required certifications from a teacher or parent.

All key roles in the creation of the video, including but not limited to research, script writing, story boarding, directing, editing and special effects, shall be completed by students.

The closing credits of the video will identify the name of the school or schools which the students attend and the name, role and year group of each participating student. 

A teacher or mentor from the contestant’s school shall present written certification to the organisers that the video was the exclusive work of the students whose names appear as participants.

Judging Criteria

Students will be assessed on:

  • The clarity of the story line in the video
  • The clarity of the explanation of the science and technology and the explanation of how it could be or is being applied to their local community
  • The accuracy of the science or technology
  • Innovation and creativity of their approach to visual and audio presentation 

Eligibility for NCEA Achievement Credits

Students may agree with their teachers to submit their finished mini-documentary for assessment under the NCEA Level 3 Achievement Standard 91495 Media Studies - Produce a media product to meet the requirements of a brief