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Judges' Information

If you are interested in being a judge, please contact:

Roxanne Male'-Brune, male-bru@ohio.edu, 740-597-1227.

Video Judging:

Students (undergraduate, graduate and medical) need to register and must include a URL for access to their final video.

Participants must finalize and upload their video no later than 11:59:59 pm of the registration close date and include the video URL as part of registration. Judges will assess students' presentations and select awardees.

  • Videos must be 3.0 minutes or less and .mp4 or .mov format
  • Videos will be assigned to a judging session based on the applicant’s academic discipline.

Pairs of judges will review uploaded videos and select awards.

Awards will be announced @bobcatsdiscover no later than April 12.

Awards are $150 (1st) and $75 (2nd) or $112.50 (joint 1st place) for each judging session.


Power Point for Judges

Frequently Asked Questions

How will videos be assigned to sessions?
Videos will be assigned to a session based on the applicant’s academic discipline. At this time, we do not know how many videos and from what disciplines we will receive. Typically, 5-10 entries are assigned by department to a session, e.g., Chemistry. If we have enough entries, we might have two sessions, e.g., Chemistry 1 and Chemistry 2.  If we do not have sufficient entries, we might combine entries from multiple departments into a single session, e.g., Physical Sciences.


What are the criteria for judging?
Videos will be judged based on the presentation of the work. Presenters should clearly state:

  • What did you do/are you doing?
  • Why do it? What is the need/context to other work in the field?
  • How did you it?  What methods did you use?
  • How will your work further knowledge in the field/benefit or impact society?


What type of video can I upload?

  • Videos must be 3.0 minutes or less and .mp4 or .mov format
  • Videos must feature the presenter on camera or with a voiceover.
  • Presenters can also use props, including a poster, PowerPoint, video clip, or single image.


Will there be special sessions awards?
Spoiler alert…yes. Special session judges will be reviewing both videos and social media posts and making small awards.