Behind the scenes: UK GGCS short film competition judging

filmYesterday at the Royal Academy of Engineering I snuck into watch the judging of the UK Global Grand Challenges Summit film competition.

The competition called for creative entrants, aged between 18-27, to produce a film no longer than two minutes, which highlights the importance of engineering, and how engineers can tackle global challenges in any one of the following areas underlined at the summit: Sustainability, Enriching Life, Growth, Resilience and Health.

There was a wide range of films, which all approached the brief differently. After lots of discussion the competition judges, Anji Hunter, Director of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, Kate Bellingham, science and technology television presenter, Jamie Gallagher, science communicator, Sir William Wakeham, Honorary Secretary for international activities at the Royal Academy of Engineering, Professor William Webb, Chief technology officer at Neul, and  Ian Ritchie, non-executive Chairman of Iomart plc, Computer Applications Service and the Interactive Design Institute, chose their top three films and an overall winner.

The Academy will be announcing the winner of the UK competition, who will receive a £5,000 prize, at the Summit. I will be posting the winning film on the blog soon, so keep an eye out!

by Eleanor Hood

International Assistant, the Royal Academy of Engineering

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