Video Competition: Algorithms in 60 Seconds

December 2018

The video competition is nominated for the eAward 2019.

December 2018

The 24 video finalists are being featured on Twitter in the segment we call “Algorithmen im Advent”. #algorithmen60

September 26, 2018

The 20 videos which came among the finalist of the competition have been presented at the 11. Informatiktag, at University of Vienna. More here.

June 20, 2018

The details of the award ceremony are revealed here.

June 6, 2018

Featuring of the Top 10 Videos on “Algorithms in 60 Seconds” on Youtube starts on June 11, 2018.  Between June 11th and June 22nd, the TOP-10 videos in each category that have been shortlisted will be featured on the VCLA YouTube channel. However be aware, we will not tell you who the winners are. They will be announced at the award ceremony on June 28th.

May 28, 2018

On May 28, 2018, the jury decided on the winners in the each category. The jury members:

The jury had a very difficult task to select the winners among so many good videos, whereas not everyone could be considered for the prizes.
Therefore, the 10 videos from each category that have been shortlisted will be released before the award ceremony on the VCLA YouTube channel.

May 17, 2018

We are pleased to announce receipt of 95 applications for participation in the video competition ,,Algorithms in 60 Seconds”, representing altogether almost 300 participants.

The graph shows the registrations (individuals and classes) by Austrian federal states.

The VCLA thanks all individuals and teachers for their participation and is pleased to welcome the participants to the award ceremony in Vienna in the last week of June.

VCLA thanks the supporters of the competition: eEducation-Austria, bmvit INFOTHEK, Future Learning Lab Wien and Science Center Netzwerk; who work relentlessly every day to create playful formats for fostering of computational thinking, media skill-set and critical reflection on the interplay between the digital technologies and the society.

Special thanks to the networks and the people who helped to make this truly a nationwide competition: fti…remixed, Young Science, talentify, Teach For Austria, UniClub-UniversitätWien (für Jugendliche ab 13), Wiener Bildungsserver, Medienbildung JETZT, FIT WIEN NÖ BGLD, Onlinecampus Virtuelle PH, Lehrer-Online, ECDL Austria, Schule vernetzt! Österreich,, Schülerunion Österreich, FNM – Austria, DER STANDARD.

April 25, 2018

Registration for the Video Competition expired on April 25. The making of 60 seconds long videos, which answer one of the 5 questions of the competition, should be submitted by May 15.

January 7, 2018

Vienna Center for Logic and Algorithms at TU Wien is exciting to announce this initiative to encourage computational thinking in a playful format. Video competition Algorithms in 6o seconds is an Austrian nationwide competition to engage not only teenagers, but also school children to reflect on the nature and application of algorithms that are shaping our world and the future of the digitalized society.

To enter, individuals or groups can submit a video (maximum 60 seconds long) in animated or live action technique trying to answer one or more of the proposed 5 questions of the competition.

The competition will award the most creative submissions with cash prizes (6000 EUR award fund).

Remember, the video is to be in any language or not at all, and the more creative the better!

Video Competition for Pupils & High School Students

The page with all the information on the video competition Algorithms in 60 Seconds is in German language only. Visit the site: Jugend-Videowettbewerb Algorithmen in 60 Sekunden








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