How to enter the proSET STEMulator 2020 competition
The STEMulator is continually expanding. New zones and items are being added all the time. Now it’s your turn to submit any STEM-related material for inclusion. Think mining, astronomy, chemistry, zoology, botany, climate, environment, engineering and technology etc. Then there are the 4th Industrial Revolution, computers, automation, and many more related topics.
Entry is simple:
1. The Subject of your email must be “proSET STEMulator Competition 2020”.
2. Provide your full name and contact details (and employer details, - if relevant).
3. Provide the name of the proSET member organisation/institute on whose behalf you are entering.
4. If both the organisation and an individual are to be acknowledged, if the submission wins a prize, please provide full names and contact details of both.
5. Identify your field of STEM.
6. Submit any suitable animated material, be it a clever gif or a compact video clip, demonstrating or explaining some concept, inner workings, process or activity. (see note below on YouTube material) – clearly acknowledging any source, if applicable.
7. Submit no more than 200 words of explanatory text suitable for a high school learner (note that the STEMulator is primarily a visual platform). We’ll do the final editing.
8. Send your email, complete with your material as an attachment, to the NSTF offices for attention of Ms Jane Mokgwatshane at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a chance for you and your society/organisation/professional body to contribute and feature on the STEMulator online as well as on memory sticks and server-routers that are being distributed to schools. In doing so, join hands with the proSET committee and NSTF in promoting STEM to the youth of South Africa as well as creating a better understanding of SET which at its very core is the heart of a healthy economy and the success of a healthy and thriving society.
Terms and Conditions for submitting a contribution to the STEMulator and thereby entering this 2020 proSET competition:
1. Only members of organisations that are themselves paid-up members of the NSTF under the proSET sector, can enter the competition;
2. The material must clearly relate to the STEM world.
3. The submission must be visual material such as diagrams, animations, gifs and compact videos that can be uploaded on the STEMulator website, accompanied by no more than 200 words of explanatory text suitable for a high school learner.
4. By entering you give your permission to proSET and NSTF to use your material on the STEMulator platform, irrespective of whether your entry wins the proSET STEMulator competition or not.
5. All contributions and sources will be clearly acknowledged.
6. Prizes will only be awarded to suitable and deserving material.
7. The judging panel will be the proSET committee.
YouTube – the STEMulator supports hyperlinks through to selected YouTube content. Your referrals would be most welcome. However there are stand-alone versions of the STEMulator that limit the file sizes of the content. The preferred format is short animations, usually gif files. We can compress mpeg and mp4 files.