1 — Pre-Selection:
We are expecting a large pool of applications this year, and for that reason we will conduct a pre-screening process and remove all the applications that don't meet the requirements.
Please take your time and fill the application form carefully, any mistake might disqualify you during this process.
2 — Jury Selection:
A jury of 4 selected unbiased Moroccan scientists and science communicators will carefully review and evaluate the applications against the following criteria:
- Scientific content
- Language proficiency
- Topic choice
- Creative content
The top 40 videos, as decided by the Jury’s evaluation, will be moved to the Semi-Finals
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’ll receive your login details (Email/Password) to the evaluation platform after the Jury’s selection. If you don’t receive this email please make sure to check your spam folder and add the email domain ‘@race2space.ma’ to your safe senders list.
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:
- 50% is based on the Jury’s evaluations.
- 25% is based on the Peer-Review evaluations.
- 25% 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.
This year’s edition gives the chance to each semi-finalist to actively participate in the selection process. This will be in the form of giving a chance to each participant to peer-review 5 of their peer’s applications.
Once your application is selected by the Jury as one of the 40 semi-finalists, you will be required to participate in this process. You must provide feedback on 5 other applications by April 29th at 11:00 AM GMT+1 (Casablanca Time), in order to fulfill this requirement
The 40 semi-Finalists will receive an email with more details from our team.