Prepare your students optimally for their life after school by giving them the opportunity to address the topics of digitalization and business through their project participation. In a four-minute video created either alone or as a team, the students can show what they are made of.
REQUIREMENT: THE VIDEO MUST ANSWER FOUR QUESTIONS AND TAKE A CRITICAL LOOK AT THE RESPECTIVE COMPANY:
- What does the company do?
- What three aspects make it successful?
- What are three risks for the company?
- What three recommendations could ensure the success of the company or make it more successful?
Tip: Advise your students to take a close look in particular at current megatrends such as digitalization, sustainability, or globalization while answering the questions.
To answer the questions, the students can make use of diverse, freely available sources, such as the company’s website, its annual report, independent studies, or press articles.
We will offer online Q&A sessions with the companies in April and May during which your students can get all their questions answered. All participants who register before the end of March will receive an invitation.
FLEXIBLE IMPLEMENTATION AT YOUR SCHOOL UNTIL August 1
Download: Sample agenda for the project(211.54 KB)Download: From the idea to the video: Project schedule and checklist for teachers(731.88 KB)
You can participate in the b@s videochallenge either in your regular classes or as an extracurricular activity, e.g., as a project or group work. You won’t need any technical equipment or specialized know-how to participate: The videos can be filmed on cell phones, edited using free software, and uploaded in the participant area of this platform (using the students’ personal login data). As a teacher, you will be mostly in charge of the organizational process—and you might learn a thing or two from your students!
Teachers can download some example materials here to help them with the implementation.
Download: Procedure, filming, and editing(1.11 MB)
A project schedule and checklist for the time frame, technology, preparation, and execution accompany the teachers from the initial ideas to the finished videos at their school.
Download: Tips for legal requirements (copyright, filming permit)(938.19 KB)
How do students proceed in the b@s videochallenge, and what do they need to observe? You can find suggestions for students here, including tips for research, a storyboard template, and information on film settings.
Download: b@s videochallenge infographic(2.59 MB)Download: b@s videochallenge poster(2.67 MB)Download: b@s videochallenge post card(879.06 KB)
Information on legal requirements such as copyrights and filming permits can be downloaded here.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
We look forward to receiving videos from students aged between 14 and 20 who attend a school of any type. The finalists from Europe and one supervisor per team will be invited to attend the award ceremony at our expense. Students who do not live in Europe still have the chance to win attractive prizes. And everyone who submits a complete video before the deadline will receive a certificate of participation.
ALONE OR AS A TEAM OF MAX. 6 MEMBERS
Your students can create the video either alone or in a team of up to six students. They can also create their video with friends at other schools who are between 14 and 20 years old. To participate as a team, one person has to register as the team spokesperson and invite all other team members to participate.
Supervision as a teacher
After registration, your students can invite you as a teacher to join the team. Confirm this invitation to track the team's project status. Of course, you can also supervise multiple teams.
HOW TO SUBMIT THE VIDEO: JUST REGISTER!
The video can be submitted between January 1 and August 1 in the profile once the participant has registered. The video can only be uploaded through the platform.
WHAT STUDENTS SHOULD OBSERVE WHEN CREATING THEIR VIDEO
- All four questions must be answered.
- They must produce the video themselves.
- The video may not include any product placements or advertisements.
- The students must conduct careful research, use different sources, and detail their own opinion.
- Constructive criticism of the presented company is welcome!
- If they use music, they must make sure it’s public-domain and can be used free of charge. CC Search is a good search engine for public-domain music, images, and videos.
- Data protection, copyrights, and personal rights must be observed (e.g., when using photographs and names). Check the FAQs for more information.
- All students’ signed consent forms must be submitted on time—check the rules of participation for more information.
TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE STUDENTS’ VIDEO
Max. 400 MB (if the upload fails, check the size of the file)
For cell phone videos
Max. four minutes (longer videos will be excluded from the competition)
A FEW THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND WHEN FILMING YOUR VIDEO
Download: Filming permit for private property or buildings(109.94 KB)
If the students film their video on private property or in a building, they’ll need the owner’s consent. If they want to film on-site at one of the b@s videochallenge companies, they will also need to be sure to get permission to do so beforehand. Your students can download a simple filming permit template here:
Download: Consent form for recording individuals(116.57 KB)
When filming or photographing people, the students must observe their personal rights. They will need the individual's permission to film them, as well as their consent to the publication of any photographs. The safest way is to get a written declaration of consent from the individual (and a parent or guardian’s consent for minors). We have a template for that, too: