Impact in 60 Seconds 2019: Results!
Last week, we held the Impact in 60 Seconds Competition Finals and Awards Event at the Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT), and it was a joyous occasion as the 9 entrants were able to see their films exhibited on the big screen in front of an audience that included both friends and family…and our judges: UofG alumni Carla Brown, PhD, founder of Game Doctor, and Gerry McCusker, founder of Dog Digital; Professor Kevin O’Dell, Dean of Public Engagement; and Dr Jane Draycott, Lecturer in Classics.
After the showing of the videos, the judges deliberated while the audience voted on their favourite to decide the People’s Choice. This was followed by a talk and group discussion about impact led by Carla Brown (@Sci_Game_Girl) and Kevin O’Dell. After that, it was the time everyone was waiting for: announcing the winners.
Some fabulous prizes were up for grabs: £400 Amazon Gift Card for the individual winner; £100 to Little Italy for the winning team and 1-year GFT membership for each team member; a 1-year GFT membership for the individual runner-up; and £50 to Little Italy for the People’s Choice. And the winners were….(drumroll please).
Individual Winner: ‘The Art of Reconnection’: Engaging vulnerable young women in arts-based adult learning - Nic Dickson, COSS, School of Education
Individual Runner-up: Understanding the weight loss journey - Meigan Thomson, MVLS, Institute of Health & Wellbeing, MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit
Team Winner: Attack of the friendly robots - Team SoBots, COSE and MVLS, Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology
People’s Choice: From Ice Buckets to Cure: The Challenges of MND - Bethany Waddington, MVLS, Institute of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology
Congratulations to the winners, and job well done to everybody who entered the competition with their informative, engaging, and creative videos!
All of the competition entries can be found on Youtube by searching for UofGImpact 2019.
The winners’ videos are embedded below.