The steering committee of the International Year of Statistics is running a video contest to help launch a worldwide celebration of the positive impact of statistics.
The committee, which includes Professor Denise Lievesley of King’s College, former president of the RSS, is asking for videos four minutes in length or less that illustrate how statistics impacts on people’s lives, improves society; how statistical thinking can be brought to bear on important issues of our day; or tell about interesting careers using statistics.
Cash prizes worth up to $1000 will be offered for the best videos, with special prizes for the best videos by a person or persons 18 years of age or less and the best non-English language videos. (Providing the committee with a written translation or providing English subtitles would be especially helpful.)
‘Entries will be judged on their statistical content and their entertainment value. All submissions must be the original design and creation of the entrants and must not infringe anyone else’s copyright protections. Submissions must be posted on YouTube with a link sent to Tom Short, chair of the Statistics2013 Video Contest review committee, email@example.com, by October 31, 2012.