Poi and health, Airbnb and the sharing economy and the history of brown trout in New Zealand are the topics of the winning videos of the 150 Years of Discovery video competition for students and early career researchers.
40 New Zealand based ECRs publicised and celebrated their outstanding work in a 3-minute video, which were uploaded on Thinkable.org. There were 65,436 views from around the world and a total of 2,729 votes.
The Future Leader Award with $4,000 prize went to Kate Riegle van West with her video Poi: A Spin on Health that investigates the impact poi can have on the health and wellbeing, receiving 137 points from the 10 independent judges.
Second place went to Lauren Donnan for video: Researching an invisible population: Being a young carer in Aotearoa/New Zealand (133 points).
Third place went to Jamie McAulayfor video: Predicting Predation - learning how to best protect alpine wildlife (131 points).
First place in the People's Choice category with a prize of $3,000 went to Marian Makkar with her video Be My Guest: Commodifying Sharing with the Case of Airbnb (427 votes).
Second place in the People's Choice categpry with a prize of $2,500 went to Jack Kos with his video The Introduction: 150 Years of Brown Trout in New Zealand (191 votes).
Third place in the People's Choice category went to Akbordin Rattana for video: The Two Bodies of the Buddha in Pussadeva's Life of Buddha, the Paṭhamasambodhi (172 votes).
The Royal Society Te Apārangi ECR Forum committee would like to thank the sponsors of the 150 Years of Discovery: Emerging Research video competition and all participants that made this year’s video competition such a success.