December 2021 Beacon

Report on SCHOOL Level Short Video Competition

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi ( IITD) OES Student Branch Chapter

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has caused a lot of damage and has affected the lives of millions of people, especially the school students. The impact on academic and co-curricular activities, due to school closures, resulted in social isolation and has affected all students. Keeping in mind the holistic development of the children, we planned to organize an online competitive activity to explore and keep the creative side of children running during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown period.

Incredible Judges Panel

We are living in the era where environmental conditions are at an alarming state. Apart of natural resources, major cause of the increasing level pollution is anthropogenic contaminants and many others. To increase the awareness among the most important link of our society chain, the school student, and to engage students in productive activities, we have organized a virtual competition where they were to produce a video highlighting the air/water/sea pollution causes/remedy/conditions. We termed it as “SCHOOL Level Short Video Competition on Pollution and Efforts towards Promotion and Protection of Environment.” This competition aimed to recognize the creative efforts towards promotion and protection of the environment from various kinds of pollution, with special emphasis on Air Pollution and Marine Pollution.

The competition was organized for two categories: one was for 6th to 9th class students and the second was for students of class 10th to 12th. Entries were invited from all the national wide schools. For getting a wider audience, we published our event poster through our webpages, social media, as well as our dedicated committee for communicating emails with schools. More than 50 entries in each category were received in which students had made animated videos, as well as documentary videos, on the various kinds of pollution.

It was really difficult to shortlist the entries, but we selected a total of 15 students based on uniqueness, engagement, information, creativity and research base. On 4 July, 2021, the shortlisted students were invited in a virtual mode. The selected candidates presented their video to the chief guest, judges, and a wider audience. Judges evaluated the participants based on Communication & Presentation skills, problem definition, protective measures and how informative.

Speech By Chief Guest

Ms. Zdenka Willis, President, Marine Technology Society, was the chief guest. She talked about the career opportunities in the marine sector, about MTS awards, scholarship funds for college graduates, undergraduates, and senior high school students who have been accepted into full-time marine-related programs. Dr R.Venkatesan, NIOT enlightened the students with benefits of membership as well as opportunities for students. Prof. Monika Agarwal talked about the advancement and development of the tools and procedures required to explore, study and further the responsible and sustainable use of the oceans. She facilitated a broader understanding of the relevance of marine technology to wider global issues by enhancing the dissemination of marine technology information. Dr. J. Preetha Roselyn envisaged students on the importance of communication skills and conceptual thoughts for their career development. Such skills are essential to become professional leaders in the areas of teaching, research and industrial practice. Almost 100 enthusiastically attended the event. Even Ms. Zdenka Willis, President, Marine Technology Society, who initially gave 15 mins for the event, stayed for the complete two hours actively.

To encourage the selected candidate, we finally conducted another event as a prize distribution ceremony on 25 July, 2021. All the judges and Principles of the school of the top ranked participants were invited. We played most popular videos on that day as Shweta A. Nair presented her video on less talked about pollution named Light Pollution.

Aarna Sareen gave a very informative presentation about air pollution.

Bhoomi Shukla made a presentation focused on the marine plastic pollution.

The top 3 winners from each category were awarded with the reward certificate. Best videos and winners’ posters were uploaded on our website (WHAT IS THE LINK?). First rank holder from the category 1 is selected to present her video on UN Decade Event endorsed by United Nation going to held on 14th September.

Group photos
Participants Presenting their Videos
Prize Giving Ceremony

Our team put all the efforts into conducting this event, with many meetings and coordination handled by our team so that the event can go on smoothly.


Winner’s list

Winner List

Category 1


Rank Name Class School



Shweta A. Nair

Namya Madan

Shlok Maheshwari




The Mother’s International School, New Delhi

The Mother’s International School, New Delhi

The Mother’s International School, New Delhi


Category 2


Rank Name Class School



Aarna Sareen

Viraj Pattnaik

Bhoomi Shukla




The Mother’s International School, New Delhi

Tagore International School, New Delhi

Kendriya Vidyalya (A.G.C.R), New Delhi