The winners are...

It has been very hard to choose the best videos. The audiovisual quality, ingenuity, creativity, good intention, clarity and originality of the submitted pieces is very high. The Science of the City website has received almost 9,000 visits. Over 1,000 people voted for their favorite video. The Tech Virtual website and the Science of the City platforms have collected nearly 100 commments and Twitter has tweet a lot congratulating all the participants. However, the day when we get to know what videos were selected by both the public and the jury has arrived!

The awards

Best video overall (600$)

It’s why you don’t tip over and break your neck
by youraentbenjamin


Best video in English (300$)

White-topped buildings, who loves the sun? by Anna Cabré


Best video in Spanish (300$)

La asombrosa composición del átomo by Núria Jar


Best video in category: a question (150$)

City Sounds- A new source of energy? by Emily DeHority


Best video in category: an experiment (150$)

Science of the Playground by ScienceAtThePark


Best video in category: a discovery (150$)

Rozar y calentar – Rub then heat by Albert Mundet


The most voted video (150$)

La Luna en Montjuïc
by Rubén Permuy and Inés Navarro

We would love to give many more prizes and we would like to congratulate bluntpencilprod for her counting cars experiment, Arthur Carcavilla for the four videos he made ​​with the help of his students, Armine I. Dingilian for asking herself how does corn pop, Punt TIC Joves, Emily Ramos for her explanation, the group of young people in Brooklyn who have been watching their streets with a critical view and they have shown us why streets have potholes, Nuria Sala and Martí Badal, Manuel Diaz Escalera, the Universidad de los Niños and Daniel Laguna’s students. In conclusion, many thanks to all the participants and thanks for all the excitement you have shown to us!

However, the contest is not finish yet! The deadline for submitting videos in French will be open until July 19th. These days the Paris Academy of Science is running workshops to show how to do science videos in the city of Paris. Do not miss the delivery of the best video in French prize at the Paris-Montagne Science Festival in Paris.

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Science of the City: more science and more cities!

More and more institutions are giving its support to the Science of the City project. ¡We are 15! La Mandarina de Newton, creator and coordinator of the initiative, The Tech Museum, Arts Santa Monica, Transit Projectes, the Observatori de la Comunicacio Cientifica de la UPF, the Barcelona Culture Institute, the Catalan Science Communication Association (ACCC), Tercer Milenio, the science supplement at the Heraldo de Aragón, Paris-Montagne, the Paris Academy of Science, the Liberty Science Center, the NY Academy of Science, the NY Hall of Science, the Biobus and the Singapore Science Center.

Science of the City aims to promote a different view of what science is and where we can find it. With the aim of democratizing the scientific method -the ability to observe the environment, ask questions, be critical, design experiments to verify or falsify hypotheses and communicate the results. Science of the City encourages participants to make a video of two minuts linking their city with science through a question, a discovery or an experiment. During these last weeks we have begun to receive new videos. Participants have shared with us interesting challenges like: Could we use the energy from noise to transform it into electrical energy or why a clock can be invisible inside the water. Participants also experienced with skates and found answers to questions of optics. Here you can see some of the videos:


Science of the City will be represented at the Science Festival in Barcelona next june the 18th and we will also be in the Science Festival in Paris.

On the other hand, the Science of the City team has been running activities at a Youth penitentiary (sòmnia), Garbí School and at Benjamin Franklin Intenational School.

The call ends on June 30th for the videos in Catalan, Spanish and English, but continues until July 19th for the videos presented in French. During the month of July eight awards will be given: to the best video, the best video in Spanish, English or French, the best question, the best discovery, the best experiment and the most voted. ¡¡Go to the Tech Virtual webpage and start a project!!

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