Winners of ReelLIFE SCIENCE 2021, are expected to be announced at the virtual Galway Science and Technology Festival on Sunday November 22nd.
Over 480 films were submitted to the annual competition, from over 70 schools and youth groups.
Winners of the 2020 competition were:
Primary School Level: Gaelscoil Riabhach, Loughrea, Co. Galway
Secondary School Level: Alexandra College, Milltown, Dublin 6
Youth Group Level: The Ripple Effect Youth Hub, South County Dublin
The winners were selected from 450 films from 130 schools across Ireland and decided upon by judges including including broadcaster and teacher ‘Múinteoir Ray’ Cuddihy from RTÉ’s After School Hub, BBC Wildlife and Children’s presenter, Ferne Corrigan, and the 2020 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition winners, Cormac Harris and Alan O’Sullivan, from Coláiste Choilm in Cork.
Highlights from winners of ReelLIFE through the years were shown at the inaugural Science on Screen Film Festival Ireland earlier this month and we hope to screen this year’s fantastic highlights next year! Here are links to the winning films:
An Croí, Gaelscoil Riabhach, Loughrea, Co. Galway
What is Mitosis? Alexandra College, Milltown, Dublin 6
Canny Canines: Are dogs smarter than we give them credit for? The Ripple Effect Youth Hub, South County Dublin
About ReelLIFE SCIENCE
ReelLIFE SCIENCE is based in NUI Galway and is supported by the Science Foundation Ireland Discover programme, the Community Knowledge Initiative, the CÚRAM Centre for Research in Medical Devices and the Cell EXPLORERS science education and outreach programme. The ReelLIFE SCIENCE programme challenges young people in schools and youth groups around Ireland to engage with science and technology by producing short educational videos, while developing their communication and digital skills. Since being launched in 2013 by Dr. Enda O’Connell and a team of volunteer scientists, this challenge has been met by more than 16,000 participants in over 500 schools and groups around Ireland