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NanoDiode video contest

Nanotechnology is all around us; it's almost everywhere! Nanotechnology is able to create many new materials and devices with a vast range of applications, such as in medicine, electronics, biomaterials energy production, and consumer products. People say that if you want to find out the truth and get to the core, then you should ask the children. And while asking "what kind of nanotechnologies do we want?" we believe that the most interesting answers will come from young students.


"What kind of nanotechnologies do we want?" is a crucial question for the NanoDiode project and also is the main topic of a video contest for students (11-18 year olds) around Europe, which is being organised by NanoDiode and EUSJA, a NanoDiode partner. The students can play the role of journalists and produce videos focusing on nanotechnology from their own perspective.


What to deliver:

A 2-10 minutes video in English language or in the student's native language with English subtitles, accompanied by a short description, in English, of the video in text. The videos may include narrative, interviews, lectures, animation, comics, drawings, songs, etc. in any combination. All ideas will be welcomed!

Who can apply:

Any student or group of students (age 11-18) from all secondary schools around Europe can participate.

DEADLINE: 15. December 2015


More information on the contest and conditions of participation can be found on the NanoDiode website via http://www.nanodiode.eu/activities/video-contest/


Contact persons NanoDiode Team:

  • Elias Aggelopoulos: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  • Teguayco Pinto Cejas: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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