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Planet Scicast Awards

by Guest Blogger: STEM Student Journalist 6. April 2009 15:02

The Planet SciCast awards presented another chance for me to report for the STEM Student Journalist project.

The Planet SciCast competition aims to identify the best science communicators amongst children and science professionals by getting them to make short films about practical science. The Planet SciCast awards ceremony was held at the historic Royal Institution (RI) on Monday 30th March, in the same lecture theatre as the RI Christmas Lectures. The best films made for the Planet SciCast competition over the past year were difficultly narrowed down to a small selection for each of the twelve categories. The ceremony was hosted by the luminous BBC presenter Kate Humble, who called upon various celebrities of the scientific institutions to present the individual categories, including our very own Rick Hall from Ignite!

The big winner of the day was “Let's get physical” from Sydenham High School with their entry “Geiger-Muller Groove”, winning the Best Original Score, Flipside Most Entertaining Film and Institute of Physics (IoP) Best SciCast Physics Film.

Kate Humble praised all the entrants to the competition who all add to the lasting collection of the “most entertaining science education resource”. Caitlin Watson from the IoP sees the Planet SciCast only getting “bigger and better”, so now is the chance to indulge your Tarantino side.

See all 2009 winners

Henry Lau

STEM Student Journalist

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