3rd ISDE Video Competition for Young people

3rd ISDE Video Competition for Young people

deadline: 15. May, 2019

11th International Symposium on Digital Earth

24 - 27 September 2019, Florence - Italy


Digital Earth in a Transformed Society”



The Video competition is organized by the International Society of Digital Earth (ISDE). Previously two video competitions were organized in 2015 and 2017. The winners were announced in Halifax, Canada, during the 9th ISDE Symposium and in Sydney, Australia, during the 10th ISDE Symposium and received travel awards.

Starting from October 2016, ISDE is now launching a third video competition, calling therefore all the young researchers to apply. ISDE will announce the winner in September, 2019, at Florence, Italy, during the 11th ISDE Symposium.


Aim: Through this video competition, ISDE aims to create awareness among the young people about the vision and objectives of the International Society for Digital Earth. Using the fabulous creative of the young people ISDE wants to illustrate the objectives of the society through the vision of the young generation. We hope that this will be a starting point so that young researchers enter into the multiple fields of Digital Earth and jointly assist us in making Digital Earth a reality.

Award: ISDE will award the winner in September 2019 during the ISDE Florence Symposium.

Parameters: The max 3 min video should present the author’s CV (max 30 sec.) and her/his the goals and objectives for contributing to the International Society for Digital Earth in order to encourage a societal transformation towards sustainability, resilience to natural disasters, etc.

  • The main author must be less than 35-years old
  • The video must be ready in such a way that all videos are ready to be shown in September 2019 for 11th ISDE Symposium in Florence, Italy;
  • The general title of 2019 ISDE Video Competition is ”Digital Earth in a Transformed Society”;
  • The Video must be sent to ISDE Secretariat, together with a C.V. of the author, to the following e-mail: jianghao@radi.ac.cn;
  • If the proposed video includes text, music, images or video-parts from any other sources, the author must ensure that all this material can be used without violating existing copyrights;
  • Applicant/s may only send one entry, and such a single entry cannot be further edited once it has been sent to ISDE.



  • 2018, October, Official Call for the third ISDE Video Competition
  • 2019, May, 15 Submission Deadline for Videos
  • 2019, July, 1st - Deadline for Community Voting, Finalists Announced
  • 2019, September - 11th ISDE Symposium in Florence, Italy – video presentation and Award announcement



  • The Winner will be promoted during the 11th ISDE Symposium in Florence, Italy and the video will be uploaded to the official ISDE Channels. The author will be awarded an award certification granted during the conference, a flight ticket (economic class) to Florence, and one free conference registration.


  • Videos will be judged in two aspects:
    • The video that has the best Digital Earth promotion.
    • The video, based on development of research and modern technologies in the Digital Earth field.
  • The ISDE community will vote for their 3 favorites between May 15th and June, 15th, 2019.
  • The Jury (Composition by the ISDE young scientist committee) will take the Top 3 Finalists as determined by the communityvote, and chose 1 for final Winner.



Prof. TemneoujkaBandrova (Chair of the ISDE Young Scientist Committee, tbandrova@abv.bg) and Mr. Jiang Hao (Member of the ISDE Young Scientist Committee and the ISDE Secretariat, jianghao@radi.ac.cn).