The Selection Process

1 — Pre-Selection

The Pre-selection Panel is composed of Scientific Morocco members. This Pre-selection Panel will review all the application we received. In addition to the information you provided through the application form , your video will be judged according to the following criteria:

  • Scientific content
  • Language proficiency
  • Topic choice
  • Clarity
  • Delivery
  • Creative content
  • Video production and effects

El Hassan Bouaghad

Contest Director

El Hassan Bouaghad

Contest Director

Dr Lahoucine Atourki

Pre-Selection Panel

Dr Lahoucine Atourki

Pre-Selection Panel

Zakaria Bendaia

Pre-Selection Panel

Zakaria Bendaia

Pre-Selection Panel

Nabil Radouane

Pre-Selection Panel

Nabil Radouane

Pre-Selection Panel

Houssam Kharbouchi

Pre-Selection Panel

Houssam Kharbouchi

Pre-Selection Panel

Mohamed Ait Bihi

Pre-Selection Panel

Mohamed Ait Bihi

Pre-Selection Panel

Oumaima Boutbagha

Pre-Selection Panel

Oumaima Boutbagha

Pre-Selection Panel

Mehdi Bendahis

The Tech Guy

Mehdi Bendahis

The Tech Guy

2 — Jury Selection

Meet the jury members. Click on the picture to read the bio

Prof. Zineb EDFOUF

Prof. Zineb EDFOUF

Najib EL MOKHTARI

Najib EL MOKHTARI

Prof. Ismael SAADOUNE

Prof. Ismael SAADOUNE

Prof. Hassan Ait Ahsaine

Prof. Hassan Ait Ahsaine

3 — Peer-review

Once the Jury selects the 40 semi-finalists, each of them will be requested to participate in the Peer-Review process.
If you’re a semi-finalist you must review and evaluate 5 of your fellow semi-finalists videos based on the same criteria as above. You must provide feedback on 5 other applications by March 31st 11:00 AM (Casablanca Time), in order to fulfill this requirement.
You'll find the details about this process in your dashboard

4 — Public vote

In parallel with the Peer-Review process, the online voting will be open on the website and will also contribute towards the final score of each video. There will be a 20-day period of open voting for these videos on the website.

5 — The final score and Finalists

The Final Score, which will be used to decide the 24 Finalists, is calculated with the following considerations:

  • 70% is based on the Jury’s evaluations.
  • 15% is based on the Peer-Review evaluations.
  • 15% is based on the online voting: How the participants stands out in comparison to the average votes number of the 40 Semi-Finalists.

The top 24 Semi-Finalists, as decided by the final score, will be named Finalists

6 — The Interviews

The 24 Finalists will be interviewed in-person at the US Embassy in Rabat to select the 12 winners.

Organizers

Scientific Morocco
US Embassy Rabat