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Tell us about your science project that will change the future! DW and ITV are looking for students and scientists-in-training to submit their current projects and ideas.
Are you currently working on something that you think can make an impact? Then let us know and win a MacBook! All you have to do is submit a scientific project to  the Kesho Leo Science Slam - presented by DW and ITV.

What is a Science Slam?
A science slam is a scientific talk where participants present their own scientific research work in a given time frame in front of a non-expert audience. The focus lies on presenting scientific topics to a diverse audience in an entertaining way.
Click here to see some sample video of an international science slam.

How can I participate?
The competition is open to participants based in Tanzania who attend a university or secondary school. Those chosen as finalists will present their project or idea live at an event to be held on August 2 in Dar es Salaam.

If you are interested in participating, you will need to submit a short summary (abstract, ½ page) of  a scientific project you are currently working on, as well as a video (2 min. and 30 MB maximum, accepted formats: mpg, mp4, mpeg, mov, avi, wmv, flv) explaining who you are, where you are from and why you think your idea could change the world or make a difference in the future. Finalists will be chosen from all submissions received by the submission deadline.
Submissions must be received by July 19, 2019 to be considered.

All submissions must be sent in English to [email protected] with the following information:
  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • E-mail address
  • Telephone number
  • Name of school / university
  • Please include a copy of your student ID with your submission.

If files are too large, please send them via Wetransfer (www.wetransfer.com) to the same address. In both cases: Please send all documents in one Zip-folder.
Submitted files should be named as follows:
  • VIDEO-FILE_title of your submission_your name
  • TEXT-FILE_title of your submission_your name

What else do I need to consider?All video —and text — files submitted for the competition must be a product of your own work!You can only submit one entry. We will not accept any entries arriving after July 19, 2019.We cannot accept incomplete entries or entries which do not fit in the above mentioned specifications. Submitted material will not be returned, regardless of its format. DW or ITV also reserve the right to use, present or publish any of the entries.
By participating you declare that you accept these terms and conditions.

What can I win?
  • First Prize: MacBook
  • Second Prize: iPhone
  • Third Prize: iPad

Who picks the winners?
An expert jury chooses the finalists who will be invited to the event in Dar es Salaam on August 2. Attendance is required to take part in the Science Slam.
The jury will evaluate the entries based on criteria such as clarity, scientific merit and research, innovation, authenticity and originality of the chosen approach and the chosen story. Decisions of the jury are final and are not subject to legal appeal.
Good luck to all participants! We are looking forward to receiving your submissions.