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Year of Light Video Contest

Year of Light Video Duel

science.duel.life invites you to celebrate the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies by participating in a YouTube video contest. Together we discover the different roles that light plays in our scientific lives and what it reveals about the nature of the universe. The video contest is open from August for submissions and closes December 31. Your favourite YouTube videos on all subjects of light and light technology and for all ages are welcome for consideration for one of the following categories.



I Daily Life
Light is one of the most essential as well as beautiful nature phenomena in our daily life. The nominees in this category are nominated for presenting the importance of light and light technologies in our daily lifes - hence outside the lab.

II Science Fiction
Science fiction often explores the potential consequences of scientific and other innovations, and has been called a "literature of ideas."[1] Light has played always an essential role on futuristic settings, e.g. for travelling faster than light, laser sword fighting, or optical tractor beams as known from Enterprise. The nominees in this category are nominated accordingly.

III Scientific Instrumentation
Scientific observation often requires the recording of data using scientific tools and instruments. The nominees in this category are nominated for presenting the beauty of those instruments.

IV Tutorial
Video tutorials are important to scientists because they add another dimension to learning that makes scientist's educational experience more effective. The nominees in this category are nominated accordingly.


The call for submissions starts on August 2015, the deadline for nominee submissions is September 30. The voting period starts on October 1st and ends on December 31, 2015. The best YouTube videos will be chosen by our audience, including scientists as well as other interested people.

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Year of Light

About the Year of Light
The International Year of Light is a global initiative which will highlight to the citizens of the world the importance of light and optical technologies in their lives, for their futures, and for the development of society. It is a unique opportunity to inspire, educate, and connect on a global scale.

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