The first prize for each competition is up to £2,000 to spend on communicating or promoting your work to the public.
Deadline for all entries is 12pm on 23rd September 2019 so start planning your entry now!
Entries are invited for:
1. Communicator of the Year 2019
To enter, please film a 50 second video of yourself explaining the work you do that is supported by the Foundation, why it matters, and what impact it will have on the world. Your film does not have to be high quality, and can be done on a mobile phone and emailed to us. Your audience is the general public, not experts or peers.
The Foundation will select eight finalists to compete in a live on-stage competition at our 2019 conference. Finalists will be asked to create a three minute talk or performance and present this to the conference audience and an expert panel of science communicators, who will decide the winner.
2. Digital poster competition
Create a digital poster that explains your Foundation-funded work to the general public. Posters can be traditional or use creative content such as animations, video, and art. They should be able to be displayed on a standard digital widescreen TV.
Entries for both competitions should be submitted by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org before 12pm on 23rd September 2019.
Attend the conference
All entrants will also be invited to join us for our international conference, Engineering a Safer World, which will be held in London on 9th and 10th October 2019. This is a unique opportunity to hear from some of the most exciting thinkers, business leaders, innovators, and policymakers from around the world and help us debate new approaches to tackling the world’s biggest safety challenges.
The conference is free and takes place at 8 Northumberland Avenue, London and the Foundation will cover travel expenses for all students who enter the competitions. Attending the conference will give you the opportunity to:
- Take part in discussions on emerging technology, the latest research, closing the gap between public perception and actual risk; and the role of wellbeing and human factors in safety.
- Network with leading experts and other students from around the world who are working to make the world safer.
- Understand the Foundation’s new strategy to 2025 to advance safety and education
- Discuss possible collaboration opportunities with us
Hosted by BBC science broadcaster Quentin Cooper, keynote speakers include:
Paul Slovic, a Professor of Psychology at the University of Oregon whose most recent research examines "psychic numbing" and the failure to respond to mass human tragedies - such as those from tragic safety accidents.
Kriti Sharma, an Artificial Intelligence technologist and a leading global voice on AI ethics and its impact on society. In addition to advising global businesses on AI, she focuses on AI for Social Good.
Timandra Harkness, a science writer, BBC Radio 4 broadcaster and comedian. Timandra will be performing her show “Take A Risk”, which completed its run at the Edinburgh Fringe over the summer.
To find out more about the conference or register visit the Lloyd’s Register Foundation conference website.