Student Research Video Competition

OERA and the Nova Scotia Department of Energy are pleased to host the Student Research Video Competition at the Home to Overseas H2O Conference on June 8th, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Harbourview Hotel in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

This call for research video presentations is open to students conducting studies in offshore/onshore oil & gas, marine renewable energy, environment or alternative energy & sustainability.  The audience for the Conference is expected to be a mix of academic, government and industry energy researchers.  Videos will be on display for all conference delegates to view.

Students, this year you have the opportunity to develop a short, two minute video about your energy related research leading up to the Home to Overseas H2O Conference. These videos will help profile your ‘research ideas’, set you apart from your peers and qualify you for a chance to win a $500 cash prize.

Videos for presentation at the Home to Overseas H2O Conference may be submitted by students in the following categories:

  • Offshore/Onshore Oil & Gas (i.e. geoscience, engineering, safety, carbon capture, data processing, etc.)
  • Marine Renewable Energy (i.e. tidal, wave, offshore wind, etc.)
  • Environment (i.e. strategic environmental assessments, site specific environmental assessments, environmental effects of exploration, etc.)
  • Alternative Energy & Sustainability (i.e. onshore wind, solar, biomass, biofuels, hydrogen, smart grid technology, carbon capture and storage, etc.)

Due Date: Friday, May 20th, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. AST

Submitting your video is easy.

 How to Enter:

All contestants must upload their video to YouTube

  • Create an account on YouTube
  • Choose a well-lit space to record your video, preferably against a plain background
  • Briefly describe your research, explaining how it will shape the future of energy in Nova Scotia and beyond
  • After you have filmed your research, upload your video to your YouTube page
  • Set your video privacy to “Unlisted” and disable comments

Email the YouTube link to:

Nalani Perry, Operations Manager
Please include your name, affiliation and contact information when providing your YouTube link.

Judges and Judging Criteria:

A panel of judges will select the best video based on the following criteria:

  • Clarity
  • Narration
  • Thought provoking
  • Relevance of the research to Nova Scotia’s energy industry
  • Knowledge of the subject matter
  • Overall quality of the research presentation


One $500 prize will be awarded for the best video submission.  Students are eligible to win both the Student Poster Competition and the Student Research Video Competition (a chance to win two prizes valued at $500 each).

Students entering the Student Video Competition will not be charged a registration fee.

 Entry Requirements:

  • Video links must be received by 4:00 p.m. AST on Friday, May 20th, 2016. Videos received after that time will not be eligible to compete in the Student Research Video Contest.
  • Videos must be no longer than two minutes in duration.
  • Before promoting your video, contestants will be notified.
  • The Conference Competition Committee reserves the right to disqualify videos that are not suitable for public viewing.
  • Participating in the competition grants permission for videos and contestant’s name(s) to be posted on the OERA and Nova Scotia Department of Energy website and on social and traditional media outlets.
  • The Student Research Video Competition is open to all students.
  • All qualifying students will be eligible to win the $500 prize.
  • Anyone under the age of 18 who appears in the video must submit written guardian consent.

 Failure to follow these requirements will result in disqualification.

For more information, please contact Nalani Perry, Operations Manager at 902-406-7012.