Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Video Competition 2018

2018 SAOT Video Competition


What is the "2018 SAOT Video Competition"

A digital video competition for every master or PhD Student around the world working in the field of optical technology.

Make a video of two to three minutes that shows what you are working on at your master or doctoral project.



  • Digital Video of two to three minutes
  • Quick Time (.mov)
    MPEG (.mpg or .mp4)
    Flash (.flv or .swf)
  • title page including title of film, name of student(s), Master or PhD project and affiliation with institution
  • please include science sources and any photo/film/approval for sources in the credits after the video

May, 30, 2018 deadline for submission
June, 13 12:00 am to June,23 12:00 am (MESZ, German time) voting period

The public voting will decide which videos will be under the first three. A jury consisting of the SAOT Board of directors will decide the ranking among the three first chosen videos.

1st rank:  700,00 €
2nd rank: 500,00 €
3rd rank:   300,00 €

How to enter

Submit the entry form and the video until May, 30, 2018
Entries should be submitted by uploading online. You can choose to do so via Drop-Box or some equivalent. Another option ist to write us an email and we will provide a link where you can upload the video. For the last option the video cannot be bigger than 2GB.

For questions or submissions please contact:

Joana Stümpfig Barrinho
Curriculum Manager


How to vote for the Video Award:

The submitted videos will be online on June, 13th at 12:00 am on the SAOT website. You can vote for your favourite videos until June, 23rd at 12:00 am  (German time).

Guidelines and Rules



SAOT provides an interdisciplinary research and education program of excellence within a broad international network of distinguished experts to promote innovation and leadership in the areas

Optical Metrology
Optical Material Processing
Optics in Medicine
Optics in Communication and Information Technology
Optical Materials and Systems
and Computational Optics.