THE INSTITUTE Every year on 14 October the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) joins the international community in celebrating the importance of standards development and honoring the collaboration of individuals and organizations across the globe that drive technological innovation.
This year’s World Standards Day theme is “Raising the World’s Standards for the Protection of the Planet.” During the past century, large-scale industrial activities, rapid population growth, urbanization, and inequality have negatively impacted the Earth, our lives, and the well-being of future generations. The concept of sustainable development has become more important. Global standards play a key role in supporting the environmental, social, and economic sustainability of our planet and human society.
IEEE SA has several standards and projects—as well as communities and resources—working on sustainable development.
IEEE SA is conducting a video contest, seeking entries that answer the question: How do standards protect the planet? All formats will be considered, including self-recorded and animated works, documentaries, and music videos.
Each video must be online and include a reference to an IEEE standard and its relevance to the theme. It must be original content, run between 15 and 60 seconds in length, be in English or include English subtitles, and include the URL where the video may be found.
Other eligibility requirements and contest rules can be found here.
Up to three videos will be selected, and each winner will receive a US $500 prize. The deadline is 15 September 2020.