Statistics2013 Video Competition


  • Date: 23 Jul 2012

The International Year of Statistics ("Statistics2013") is a worldwide celebration and recognition of the contributions of statistical science. Through the combined energies of organizations worldwide, Statistics2013 will promote the importance of Statistics to the broader scientific community, business and government data users, the media, policy makers, employers, students, and the general public.

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The goals of Statistics2013 include:
• increasing public awareness of the power and impact of Statistics on all aspects of society;
• nurturing Statistics as a profession, especially among young people; and
• promoting creativity and development in the sciences of Probability and Statistics
With these goals in mind, Statistics2013 will be running an international video contest to help launch the worldwide celebration of the positive impact of statistical science

The organisers invite videos of four minutes in length or less that illustrate how statistics: impacts individual lives, improves society, or in general makes the world more a better place; how statistical thinking can be brought to bear on important issues of our day; and interesting careers in statistics (tell the world why your job in statistics is a great job, or why it is interesting and fun to be a statistician).

Cash prizes of $250-$1000 US will be offered for the best videos, with special prizes for the best videos by a person or persons 18 years of age or less and the best non-English language videos. (Providing us with a written translation or providing English subtitles would be especially helpful.)

Entries will be judged on their statistical content and their entertainment value. All submissions must be the original design and creation of the entrants and must not infringe anyone else’s copyright protections. Submissions must be posted on YouTube with a link sent to Tom Short, chair of the Statistics2013 Video Contest review committee,, by 31 October 2012.

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