Students & Faculty

AIST Foundation Real Steel Video Contest

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The 2022 Video Contest has concluded, but please stay tuned for more information about the 2023 Video Contest coming this summer.


The Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) Foundation provides scholarships and grants to university engineering students and their instructors to encourage interest in the steel industry. The current image of the industry as perceived by young people and educators greatly impacts the progress of these programs. The Foundation’s University-Industry Relations Roundtable (UIRR) recognizes the need to market the iron and steel industry to young people in a manner that is appealing and informative.

Video Contest Overview

This annual contest, sponsored by the AIST Foundation, challenges university and high school students to create three-minute videos that educate viewers about steelmaking. Faculty Sponsors may include this contest as part of their class curriculum, or as a separate activity for their students. One student on the team will serve as the Student Captain.

Eligibility Requirements

The contest is open to all high school students (grades 9–12), post-secondary trade/technical school students, and college and university students. There is no limit to the number of entries that may be submitted, but only one video per student team may advance to the finals.


A total of up to five (5) prizes of $1,000, and one (1) prize of US$3,000 for the overall best video, may be awarded. Prizes are issued in a single check and should be divided among project team members.

For answers to questions about this contest, please email Courtney Young at the Association for Iron & Steel Technology or call +1.724.814.3096.