Quantum Technology School Video Competition: shortlisted entries


We are pleased to announce the entrants who have been selected to go forward to our Awards Ceremony on Thursday 16 November 2017.

  • King Alfred School
  • Kirsty, Isla and Paige, Craigmount High School
  • Wahab, Craigmount High School
  • Lily, St Leonard’s
  • Elizaveta, Oxford High School
  • Ben, Caashim and Leon, Bluecoat Academy


The Quantum Technology School Video Competition has been made possible thanks to the support of our sponsors, who have generously supplied prizes and financial support.

Main prize sponsors

Event sponsor

Alumni sponsor

Mr John Nevill Hornibrook OBE VRD
Malcolm and Jo Rolfe

Shortlisted entries

We are pleased to share with you the shortlisted entries from our Quantum Technology School Video Competition, which we launched earlier this year.

We, the Quantum Technology Hub for Sensors and Metrology , invited school children from ages 8-18 to produce videos on three themes: Quantum Gravity SensorsQuantum Magnetic Sensors and Quantum Atomic Clocks. The competition forms part of work to engage with over 500 schools in the UK, working with teachers and students to ensure that we ware supporting the STEM curriculum in schools.

From the entries our we received, we shortlisted the following videos:

Quantum Gravity Sensors (ages 12 – 14)

Kirsty, Isla and Paige, Craigmount High School

Wahab, Craigmount High School

Quantum Atomic Clocks (ages 15 – 18)

Ben, Caashim and Leon, Bluecoat Academy

Harriet, Guildford High School

Elizaveta, Oxford High School

Herbie, Kai, Luca, Alicia, Clara, Sydney, Kitty, Oscar, Lina, Timur and Conrad, King Alfred School

Lily, St Leonard’s

Next steps

The videos will now be considered by a panel of judges comprising individuals from industry and academia with experience of the three categories of the competition.

The panel will select a shortlist of (up to) 3 of the best videos in each background and category by reference to the following criteria:

  • Originality;
  • Composition and structure;
  • Clarity of explanation; and
  • Engaging subject matter and delivery

Shortlisted entrants will then be invited to an awards ceremony, to be held at the University of Birmingham.

At the awards ceremony a panel of judges will announce prizes for best entry, runner up and a highly-commended for each background and category. Additionally, the panel will also award a prize to the entry from each background which has gained the most ‘views’ on YouTube.

The best videos, chosen by a panel of experts from industry and academia, will win prizes from £200-£1000.