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Award for the best short videos on science and technology

2023 | June 07
  • The awards of the ON ZIENTZIA video competition, organised by Elhuyar and DIPC for the thirteenth year, were held today in Tabakalera.
  • The videos “Loquita por sus bones” and “Mina edo pikantea?” received the main awards.
  • Students from Luis Amigó College of Mutiloa (Navarra) have received the Young Prize for his work “Storytime with my cousin and with Mendel”.

The ON ZIENTZIA video competition, organized annually by Elhuyar and Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC) in the framework of the Teknopolis television programme, aims to produce and broadcast short and original videos on science and technology, aimed at all audiences. This year’s awards, the thirteenth edition of the competition, were held today in Tabakalera.

This year, 80 studies have been received, with gender balance among the participants. Videos have been presented in both Basque, Spanish and English, as the origin of the participants extends to the whole world. Despite the fact that most of the works have been presented from Euskal Herria, several videos have also been received from Poland, Mexico or India, among others. All participating videos are visible on the website of the competition:

The jury has decided to award the following works in each category:

The award for the best dissemination video (€3,000) was for the Madrid computer engineer Daniel González Escudero, for the video "Loquita por sus bones". The jury stressed that “this is a very original work, which uses the story format for dissemination. The video makes the viewer empathize with the narrator and the protagonist, and using animation with various resources, a robust audiovisual piece has been created.”

The Usurbildarra architect Ane Ibargoyen Alvarez has been the winner of the prize for the best video in Euskera (€2,000), for the work “Mina edo pikantea?”. According to the jury, “it is an aesthetically simple but very effective work. The red color has a great protagonism, as it is closely linked to the topic discussed. It manages to explain a daily issue very clearly and correctly reaching the viewer.”

The Young Prize (€1,000) was for the students of the Luis Amigó College of Mutiloa (Navarra) Fermín Martínez Zabraise and Aitor Ros Bengochea, for his work “Storytime with my cousin and with Mendel”. In the words of the jury, “this is a project carried out with a lot of originality and with a good dose of humor, and that has been able to explain the laws of Mendel very clearly, something that is not easy.”

In addition to the jury awards, the videos that have been voted the most on the website www.onzientzia. tv has received the Prize from the public: “AI and art” by Mexican students Carlos David Macias Santillan and César Hilario Gómez Fonseca and “Zoriontasunaren zientzia” by Aimar Luis and Elene López, students of Axular Lizeoa de Donostia, have received two trophies.

The awards were given by Adolfo Morais Ezquerro, vice-advisor for Universities and Research; Jon Abril Olaetxea, general coordinator of Elhuyar; and Ricardo Díez Muiño, director of the DIPC.

As for the jury responsible for the evaluation of the videos, it has been formed by Marian Iriarte Ormazabal, dean of the Faculty of Chemistry of the UPV/EHU and scientific divulgator; Onintze Salazar Pérez, physics of Euskalmet; Sara Hernández Askasibar, responsible for 2deo of Tabakalera; Jon Mattin

The ceremony will be broadcast on a special Teknopolis television programme, along with the award-winning works and statements of the award-winning people. The programme will be visible on 17 June at 13:30 in ETB1, and on 18 June at 13:30 in ETB2.