Astro Video Podcast Competition


Astro Video Podcast Competition


SPACE is launching an innovative and contemporary method to encourage enthusiastic individuals and students to share the concepts of Astronomy and Space Sciences through the medium of Video Podcasts in a National Video Podcast Competition to be hosted by SPACE in 2016, for the first time.

Podcasting is an easy and powerful way to communicate ideas and messages. An individual can potentially reach a larger audience and attract people through the Audio-Visual medium. Podcasts can help individuals to develop their ideas with speech and expression in Audio-Visual mode and share it with others to aware, educate, entertain and inform.


SPACE is happy to announce the first SPACE Astro Video Podcast Contest 2016, where podcasts can be submitted on any Astronomy theme. By participating in the Competition, students will be able to broadcast their talents on online media platform, which has a large number of global audiences. Students can choose an innovative topic, describe it or do a demonstration and upload it online.

By participating in the Competition, students will be using their skills in educative research to broadcast their podcast on online platform, which has a large global audience. A student can choose an innovative topic, develop it with speech and expression and upload it online, which can educate others with empirical methods of learning Science.

Current programme

Please read the below given guidelines thoroughly before registration, failing which you may be disqualified.


Starting Date: August 5, 2016
Last date of Registration: September 10, 2016



  • Shoot an astronomy/ Space Science based themed video.
  • Post on online platforms (facebook/youtube), keeping Privacy Settings as Public, by tagging @SpaceTechnology&Education (for facebook) or @spacetv (for youtube) and using hashtags #SPACE, and #ThinkShootEducate.


  • One participant can submit only one podcast.
  • A Team can create the video but registration will be ACCEPTED for one individual only.
  • No Team registration will be accepted.

Formats must be: .mpeg, .mov, .avi, .mp4, etc.

150 seconds minimum and up to 300 seconds maximum.


  • The theme should address or explain any astronomical or space science phenomena or principles.
  • The theme should not describe any scientists, life histories or achievements etc.
  • Any scientific aids or models can be used to explain the concept.


  • The video can be shot using a webcam, phone video recorder, video camcorders, digital cameras and DSLR.
  • Audio needs to be clear and audible.
  • Professional studio assistance is NOT allowed.


  • Common and easily available softwares can be used for editing.
  • Editing is optional.


  • The Astro Video Podcast will be judged on the originality of the idea, science content, clarity of the concept and its delivery along with usage of aids.
  • The awards will be given on two different levels, Pan India and City, individually in all the below mentioned three categories:
    • Maximum Number of Likes
    • Most Creative Video
    • Most Innovative Topic
  • Result Announcement: Last week of September, 2016.
  • Winners from all the award winners will get a Certificate and a Binocular. Also a special mention will be made during the felicitation ceremony during SPACE Annual Meet (SAM) 2016.


Dr. Anuj Sinha, Former Director at Vigyan Prasar, Department of Science and Technology, India and Dr. Salil Gupta, Convener (Delhi Chapter), Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) has judged the entries and guided us to pick the best out of all 60 shortlisted entries.

Award: Maximum Number of Likes
Category: Class I-V
Winner: Prachi Miglani, Ryan International School, Sector-40 Gurgaon (1200 Likes)
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Category: Class VI-VIII
Winner: Vaanipreet Kaur, Spring Dales School, Sherpur Road, Ludhiana (1400 Likes)
Video URL:

Category: Class IX-XII
Winner: Mansidak Singh, Spring Dales School, Sherpur Road, Ludhiana (1100 Likes)
Video URL:

Award: Most Creative Video
Criteria: Creativity and originality in presenting the topic. Use of interesting and creative teaching aids to explain the topic.

Category: Class I-V
Winner: Kushagra Jahangirdar, Indraprastha World School, Paschim Vihar
Video URL:

Category: Class VI-VIII
Winner: Kavish Sardana, Delhi Public School, Sector 81, Greater Faridabad
Video URL:

Category: Class IX-XII
Winner: Devansh Agarwal, GD Goenka Public School, Sector-9, Rohini
Video URL:

Award: Most Innovative Topic
Criteria: The scientific phenomena being addressed. Clarity on the concept.
Category: Class I-V
Winner: Jhanak, GD Goenka Public School, Sarita Vihar
Video URL:

Category: Class VI-VIII
Winner: Laksanya Mor, G.D. Goenka Public School, Sector 48 Gurgaon
Video URL:

Category: Class IX-XII
Winner: Mansidak Singh, Spring Dales School, Sherpur Road, Ludhiana
Video URL:

See what your judges wants to say:
Dr. Anuj Sinha @
Dr. Salil Gupta @


Find photos of this event in the SPACE Photo gallery Click here