Egypt leads with the highest number of winners showcasing the country's growing nuclear enthusiasm

In a remarkable display of ingenuity and passion for nuclear energy, ROSATOM has concluded its 7th annual online video competition. This event has become a cornerstone in encouraging young individuals to explore the potential of nuclear technologies and their benefits, particularly in the African context. This year, Egypt has taken the spotlight with the highest number of winners, underscoring the country's growing interest in nuclear science and its applications.

Katlego Sebopela and Kamogelo Sehoole from South Africa; Mahmoud Elbehri, Farah Hakem, Yasmin Ehab, Salah Alfiky, and Ayman Yassein from Egypt; Michelle Wafula from Kenya; Obiozor Oguine and Ayobami Adedinni from Nigeria; Habab Abdal Khaleg from Saudi Arabia; George William Tinka from Uganda; and Mohamed Almonzer Salih from Sudan have emerged victorious. These bright minds are slated to embark on a trip to Russia to tour some of the world's most advanced nuclear facilities. Additional special prizes will be awarded to commend the impressive efforts of the contestants.

The competition invited participants to create a short video, up to 75 seconds in length, on various nuclear-related topics. Entrants shared their submissions on Facebook following specified technical guidelines and submitted their applications via an official form.

A panel of international experts, including distinguished judges from Egypt, Tunisia and South Africa, ensured a fair and equitable evaluation process, selecting winners for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places based on 4 criteria: original content and creativity, overall quality of presentation, accuracy, and relevancy of technical content, and communication of that content to the audience.

"The depth of knowledge and the flair for communication exhibited by the participants have been truly inspirational. The fact that Egypt has produced the most winners this year is testament to the country's dedication to advancing nuclear education and awareness. These young visionaries are not just winners in a contest; they are the forerunners of a more informed and technologically empowered Africa" said Dr. Soheir Quoraa, Professor Emeritus at National Center for Radiation Research in Egypt and one of the distinguished judges of this competition.

From her side, Prof. Amira Zaouak, Founder and president of Women in Nuclear Tunisia, another distinguished judge said: “We are immensely proud to be part of a competition that not only promotes critical thinking and creativity but also highlights the practical benefits that nuclear technology can bring to our continent."

Since 2015, ROSATOM’s competition has been a springboard for youth to express their perspectives on nuclear technology and its role in sustainable development. This initiative encourages young people to research, create, and promote their content, aiming to foster a better understanding of nuclear energy's possibilities.