#LabLife Student Short Film Competition
How do Canadian laboratory and research operations measure up as compared to other countries? Is Canada on the same road to net zero as others? Have we positioned the next generation to be leaders in this area?
Bring your #LabLife to the big screen by submitting a two-minute video that showcases some of the creative ideas you have about environmental sustainability and net zero. You can also focus on some of the initiatives within your faculty or institution toward reducing its carbon footprint.
Cash prizes of $1,000, $750 and $500 will be awarded to the top three videos. Each winner will also receive a complimentary 2023 SLCan Conference registration and one-year SLCan membership ($275 value, non-transferable).
Create a unique and striking video illustrating your “normal” #LabLife. Be dramatic. Be inspiring. Be hilarious. But most of all, be you!
Students currently enrolled in a post-secondary Canadian academic institution.
- Clear messaging
- Sustainability showcase. What does a sustainable lab look like to you?
- The new normal. What is your new normal #LabLife?
- Effectiveness at catching a viewer’s attention, providing information and encouraging further investigation
- Relevance to youth and adult audience at large
- Artistic merit
- Entries should include a brief title screen that includes the competition title “#LabLife,” the name of the entrant, the title of the video and the Sustainable Labs Canada logo.
- Videos should not exceed 2 minutes in length, including the title screen.
- Video must be visually engaging to a general audience with clear audio.
- Contain copyright-free content.
- Include team member(s) name as part of the video credits.
The video should be accompanied by a statement that includes the name and contact information of the student, the academic institution, and a maximum 100 words that communicates the student’s interpretation of their #LabLife.
The videos will be used to promote the Canadian sustainable laboratory community at the 2023 Conference and appear on the website and social media following the event. The videos that meet the eligibility requirements will be screened at the 2023 SLCan Conference in Halifax, NS on November 21. A committee has been assembled to judge the videos. The three winning videos will be announced at the Conference and awarded a cash prize.
Ownership of Videos and Right to Use
Sustainable Labs Canada holds copyright to all videos and may, at its discretion, register copyrights for the videos. Sustainable Labs Canada may, at its discretion, publish, reprint, distribute, or broadcast the videos and may grant rights to others to publish, reprint, distribute, or broadcast them. Entrants hold a right of use to their own videos and may publish, reprint, distribute, or broadcast them using the entrant’s own name.
Videos may be produced on any equipment available to the entrant, including cell phones, video cameras, and computers. Videos may be in colour or black and white, with or without sound, and with or without animation.
Submission of Video
Completed videos should be uploaded to WeTransfer and sent to email@example.com.
Intent to Submit Deadline
By Tuesday, October 3, 2023, interested parties must submit their intent to submit by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name and the name of your post-secondary Canadian academic institution in your email.
By Tuesday, October 17, 2023 videos are to be sent via WeTransfer to email@example.com.
Conference registration, while not mandatory, is recommended. The student registration rate is $175. Winners will receive a complimentary registration and these fees will be reimbursed.
Announcement of the #LabLife Student Short Film Competition will take place at the Conference on November 21, 2023.