#FeetIn3 About

What is Feet in 3 minutes Competition?

The Feet in 3 Minutes or #FeetIn3 competition, is designed cultivate presentation and communication skills. The competition promotes podiatrist’s capacity to effectively explain aspects of podiatry and the lower limb in three minutes, in a language appropriate to the general public.

Participants are asked to produce a video explaining an aspect, pathology, intervention, or anatomical structure in three minutes or less. Entries are first checked for accuracy then shortlisted by a panel of judges who rank the contestants, based on how engaging, accessible, and compelling they made their video.

Once entries have closed and entries have been checked for accuracy, they will be published on the Tomorrow’s Podiatry Facebook and YouTube channels.

Why is participating in the #FeetIn3 beneficial?

Developing the skills necessary to distil highly complex, technical material into a form accessible to the non-specialist has become a focus in both the scientific and medical communities. Such skills become lifetime assets for the career advancement of any professional. Once such skills are mastered, namely, clarity of communication without oversimplifying or resorting to jargon, and the ability to engage a diverse audience with authenticity and enthusiasm, these skills are transferrable to virtually any professional career path.

Broad goals of the #Feetin3 competition

The #FeetIn3 competition is designed to stimulate interest in the wide range of podiatry and the importance of feet. Such information would help tools to help inform the public as to the impact and importance podiatry as a career and health profession that is rewarding both to those who study it, work in it and to those whose daily lives benefit.

Goals Include:

  • Developing for the general public a suite of award-winning #FeetIn3 videos by passionate and articulate podiatrist’s members of our the student community.
  • Persuading general audiences of the importance to feet and podiatry in maintaining active healthy lifestyles.
  • Showcasing the human element of individual members of the podiatric community.

Prizes

There is a total prize fund of £1000 split into three prizes, a student prize (£250), an overall prize (£500), and a people’s prize (£250).

The shortlist and winners will be revealed during the Tomorrow’s Podiatry Awards live show.

All student entries will be judged by a panel, the winning entry will win £250 and will be shortlisted for the overall prize.

  • The overall prize will be judged by a separate panel and will be made up of four entries in total, the top two ranked by the shortlisting panel, the winner of the student prize*1 and the video which has the highest organic engagement rate*2.
  • The Peoples Prize will consist of the shortlist and will be voted for during the Tomorrow’s Podiatry awards live show and will take place a live poll of viewers watching.

The competition is open all HCPC registered podiatrists, podiatrist in Ireland that would qualify for CORU registration and student’s registered studying a recognised Podiatry course in the UK or Ireland.

*1 in the event the winning student prize is either one of the top two entries shortlisted/the video with the highest engagement rate then the video in third place/the video with the next highest engagement rate will be chosen.

*2 in the event one of the top two shortlisted videos is the video with the highest organic engagement rate the video with the next highest engagement rate will be chosen.

The Rules

  • Videos should be professional and align with HCPC standards for practice.
  • Videos are limited to 3 minutes maximum and competitors exceeding 3 minutes are disqualified.
  • All content in videos should be original.
  • The decision of the adjudicating panel is final.
  • Videos should focus on the subject manner and not have content that could be viewed as derogatory, discriminatory, or defamatory.
  • This is a summary, the full terms and conditions can be found here.

Judging Criteria

Comprehension & Content

  • Did the video provide an understanding of the background and significance to the subject being addressed, while explaining terminology and avoiding jargon?
  • Did the video clearly describe the key aspects of the subject?
  • Did the video follow a clear and logical sequence?
  • Was the subject communicated in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience?
  • Did the presenter spend adequate time on each element of their video—or did they elaborate for too long on one aspect or was the video rushed?

Engagement & Communication

  • Did the video make the audience want to know more?
  • Was the video careful not to trivialise or generalise the subject?
  • Did the video convey enthusiasm for their subject?
  • Did the video capture and maintain their audience’s attention?
  • Was the video well presented and maintain a steady pace?

For more information and the full terms and conditions click here