For APECS International Polar Week March 2019 from 17 - 23 March 2019, we featured some great activities from Polar photos and art to Twitter games, such as #PolarFail and #ArcticORAntarctic. We also encouraged members to share their experiences with us using the hashtags: #PolarReseach, #PolarArt, #PolarWildlife, and #PolarInclusion.
Generating outreach and distributing knowledge are important parts of the job of a scientist. And they can be good fun too! We decided this year to develop two activities that can be used in the classroom as an alternative educational activity. But why not educate your family or PhD community about the differences between the Arctic and Antarctic? Or get a bit more competitive and race for the South pole with your Polar Expedition team. Will history repeat itself with Admunsen reaching the South pole first or should the story be rewritten giving Scott the honour?
During the APECS International Polar Week 17 - 23 March 2019, we invited members to participate in Polar Week by sharing with us your photos and your art. We portrayed a series of scientists and artists that have worked in polar latitudes.
We had the following categories and with the following hashtags for social media
Rules for Submissions of Photos and Artwork:
- 2. The picture must fit with the spirit of Polar Week’s celebrations'
- 3. The submission must include: Name, affiliation and email address of the photographer/artist; where and when the photo was taken. A brief story related to the picture in a maximum of 50 words is encouraged.
- 4. Pictures/artwork must be in JPEG format and without any watermark that will identify the photographer/artist.
- 5. The file name for each submission should be clearly labelled with the participant's name
- 6. The picture/artwork can be submitted directly to APECS until March 15, 2019. Images can be uploaded to social media directly using the above stated hashtags during Polar Week.
- 7. The organization reserves the right to reject images with incomplete details, or that have been deemed inappropriate or do not respect the aim of the competition.
Copyrights / Intellectual Property:
- 1. Each image/artwork submitted must be original and unpublished for commercial or non-commercial purposes.
- 2. The participant shall retain the copyright to entries, however, grants APECS unrestricted rights to use and edit submitted materials as needed for organizational purposes with or without explicit attribution.
- 3. By submitting an entry, the participant will be regarded as having accepted and agreed to be bound by the rules and regulations and granted the organizer, APECS, royalty-free permissions to use any entry for promotional, commercial, or educational purposes. APECS will credit the creator for any use of a photo/infographic/artwork.
- 4. Any people featured in photos must also accept and agree with the rules and regulations of this competition. All people in the photo must be aware of the materials you are submitting if they contain their likeness. It is the entire and sole responsibility of the entry submitter in the competition to inform and to obtain the appropriate legal permissions of all the people in any submitted photos. Any depiction of minors must include explicit, written parental consent. Entries will be asked to provide proof of these permissions and will be disqualified if these permissions are not secured.
In conjunction with the APECS International Polar Week September 2018, USAPECS was hosting the 3rd annual Polar Film Fest during the week of 18-22 September 2018. For five days, the Polar Film Fest featured short films about the Arctic, Antarctic, and wider cryosphere. This year’s daily themes included:
Monday: Tipping the Balance: Exploring rapid changes in polar ice cover
Tuesday and Wednesday: Polar Research, Field Work, and Citizen Science
Thursday: Melt: An exploration of life in the polar ice pack
Friday: Environmental issues in the polar regions
To view the films visit the USAPECS Polar Film Fest 2018 website.
Want to test your Polar knowledge? Keep an eye out for our Twitter and Facebook games: #PolarFail and #ArcticORAntarctic! We posted various photos of polar regions with a poll asking you to identity if the photo is from the Arctic or the Antarctic.
We encouraged APECS members and National Committees to organize their own activities and to submit the details via the Polar Week website!
For our #PolarWeek2019, APECS Belgium shared a question every day at 10 a.m. and gave the answer at 15:00. See all the Questions and Answers posted gathered on this website. Enjoy!