CityU Science Video Competition 2022

Video Competition

Science is around us. Can you explain a scientific principle or phenomenon in a simple and clear way to people who do not understand science?

The CityU Science Video Competition 2022 is for all full-time secondary school students in Hong Kong. We aim to develop public interest in science and inspire creative thinking about science. Participants will create short (maximum 5 minutes) and innovative videos that explain or demonstrate a scientific principle or phenomenon that would otherwise require many words to communicate. The concept explained in your video can be something that you have learned at school or a phenomenon not taught in the class, but you are excited about. Winning videos are the ones that communicate a complex concept in a scientifically accurate, original, engaging, and imaginative way. Dance! Drama! Props! Animation! All we want is an interesting and creative video about science!

Language: English or Chinese

Format: Maximum 5-minute video. Upload to YouTube as an unlisted video (i.e. can only be seen and shared by anyone with the link). The video must be originally published.


  • Secondary school students in Hong Kong
  • Individual or a team with a maximum of 8 people
  • Each student / team can only submit one entry


  • 1 Gold Award: One trophy and book voucher of HKD 1,200
  • 4 Silver Awards: One trophy and book voucher of HKD 800
  • 4 Bronze Awards: One trophy and book voucher of HKD 600
  • 1 “Most-liked Video” Award: One trophy and book voucher of HKD 800


Registration Deadline: 
31 May 2022  23:59 (Hong Kong Time) [Registration Closed]

Submission Deadline:
Registered parties should complete (2) an online submission form by 29 July 2022  23:59 (Hong Kong Time)

Assessment Criteria:
Winning videos will be selected by a panel of judges comprising subject experts. Please refer to the Poster for the list of judges.



Content (35%)

Depth of knowledge in science

Attractiveness (30%)

Resonating ideas in daily life which can arouse public interest

Creativity (25%)

Innovative concepts, unique presentation

Production (10%)

Filmmaking techniques

Shortlisted videos will be chosen for public vote for the "Most-liked Video" Award.

Enquiry: / 3442-7765

Terms and Conditions:

  • The entry must be the entrant’s original work and it does not infringe any copyright of any person. In addition, the entry must be the entrant’s first published work which has never been published in any exhibitions/ any related events or submitted in other competitions.
  • The entry must not contain obscene, violent, pornographic, defamatory, objectionable, insulting or any of the controversial and inappropriate content.
  • The entrant must ensure all provided information to be genuine and correct. The entrant with dishonest or incorrect information, or has been verified as so after report, will be disqualified. The entrant should hold the full responsibility for any loss caused to the College of Science, City University of Hong Kong or any third party.
  • After the submission, the entry should not be modified, exchanged or returned.
  • If the entry contains authorized material(s) or requests a permission during video recording, the entrant should obtain the authorization(s) from the copyright owner(s) or corresponding venue owner(s). The entrant may be requested to show their approval documents.
  • The entrant shall grant the usage rights, including renaming, copying, editing, distributing, broadcasting of parts or/and all footage of the entry, to the College of Science, City University of Hong Kong.
  • All decisions made by the judging panel are final.
  • The College of Science, City University of Hong Kong has the full authority to make final decisions in all matters related to this competition, including the terms and conditions, prizes and other arrangements without prior notification.
  • Entrant is regarded to accept the above terms and conditions upon submitting the entry. Any violation of the terms and conditions may result in disqualification from the competition, subject to the final discretion of the College of Science. There is no appeal mechanism in this competition.