Participate in the Contest

Guideline and formalities on how to participate in the contest

  1. Eligibility. Participants must be at least 18 years old. Everybody from within and from outside the controls community is invited to participate. High school students, undergraduate and graduate students of all majors, as well as researchers from all over the world are eligible to participate.
  2. Video. Prepare a video clip on a subject related to control theory or automatic control! The video may focus on a particular topic or on the field in general, but has to have the potential to promote the field. Videos must have decent quality (desirably 720p or more, at least 480p) and up to five minutes length. You must have the right to use the video and must incorporate non-copyrighted material only. All relevant dialogues should be in English or subtitled in English.
  3. Legal. Make sure you have the right to use the video and that you incorporate non-copyrighted material only. For details, see the IEEE CSS Video Clip Contest legal website.
  4. Upload. You have to upload the video on YouTube. The description of the video must start with “[IEEE CSS Video Clip Contest 2015 Submission]”.
  5. Submit. Register your video on the IEEE CSS Video Clip Contest submission website by July 21st 2015 (extended).
  6. Jury. Your video will be judged by a a renowned IEEE CSS jury. All videos are treated equal and are judged by quality, creativity, and potential to promote the field. For details, see the IEEE CSS Video Clip Contest jury website.
  7. Prizes. The best videos will be awarded $1000 for the 1st place, $500 for the 2nd place, and $250 for the 3rd place. More, the 1st place is invited to the 2015 IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control (MSC) in Sydney, Australia, from September 21st to 23rd 2015. For the conference, the 1st place is awarded a travel grant as well as conference registration. The best video clips will be presented to the public at the MSC 2015, where also an award ceremony will be held. Winners are notified by August 9th 2015. For details, see the IEEE CSS Video Clip Contest prizes website.
  8. After completion of the IEEE CSS Video Clip Contest, the winners and the top video clips will be presented on the IEEE CSS Video Clip Contest submissions website.