If something is characteristic for young people, these are their learning abilities and creativity. Attracted by these capabilities, and for the purpose of students to exhibit them, a group of teachers from a Czech Centre (the SVOŠS) and the University of Alicante, raised a few years ago the possibility of convening a video contest in which students could synthesize knowledge to create short didactic content videos.
The European video contest is an initiative of the University of Alicante to which we invited to participate any university or vocational training centre in Europe. It is an initiative that has been maturing and growing over the years, with an increasing number of participants and collaborating centres, but what is even more important, involved students. The organizing team is currently made up of ten professors of five institutions of higher education (University of Alicante, Soukromá vyšší odborná škola sociální, o.p.s. (SVOŠS), University Miguel Hernandez University of Hradec Králové and University of Castilla - La Mancha).
Throughout the successive editions of this contest, the videos have gone shorter, since we have found that students have much to say and can say this in a short time if they make an effort to synthesize.
Broadly speaking, the main features of the 2019 competition are:
Videos with didactic purpose for people without much training on the subject which concerned the video.
Very short videos (20 seconds per video + 10 more seconds for logos and credits).
They may be silent or spoken, but in both cases, if they speak, they should speak in English or introduce some text (subtitles, etc), it should also be in English language.
If they contain music or images drawn from the internet, these must not be protected by intellectual property laws.