Teach a Topic (TAT)


Perceive, Educate, Inspire!

Team TAT 2021:

1. Preetybala Rajkumari 2. Toijam Nongkhongkoiba 3. Linthoingambi Loitongbam 4. Athokpam Lanjingba Luwang

Commencement of competition: 1st March 2021

Deadline for submission              :1st April 2021

Result announcement                  : 1st June 2021

Scoring system for Phase 1

Guidelines for Teach A Topic (TAT) 2021

1. Competitors can create a short video of 5-8 minutes in length explaining an academic topic. No more. Videos more than 8 minutes long have high chances of rejection.

2. The medium of explanation can either be in English or Manipuri.  The video should be in landscape mode. The competition is open to all regardless of any field of studies.

3. Participants can use any method/mode of explanation and have the freedom to use external resources( quotes, images, references, etc.). Due credits should be given where ever necessary. Inturn, it has to be original, innovative and comprehensible.

4. Participants can opt to exclude their presence from the camera but the entire presentation has to be made by the participant only (use of computer generated voiceover is prohibited). In case a participant is caught using fraudulent means, he/she will be revoked from the competition.

5. Subscribe to MitSna’s Youtube, Facebook and Instagram and upload your videos in your own  google drive  and share the link to  our mail: mitsna.outreach@gmail.com 

6. The competition will be conducted in two phases. 

 In the first round the top 10 will be selected by the public on the basis of views and likes, and gives 60 percent of weightage to it. And remaining 40 percent will be further subdivided into :

         -20 percent from the TAT organizing team.

         -20 percent from the executive members.

 And will compete against each other in the second and final round. In case of ties in views and likes in all our social media platforms for the first round, the decision of the panelists will be final (via popularity).

 The panelists will assess the top 10 participants based on

  • The difficulty of the chosen topic
  • The clarity in which the topic is presented 
  • Originality and the degree of innovative ideas and concepts used to explain the topic.  

7. It is highly recommended that the participants submit their videos along with the title and to compress their video file.

[*Note : Once the participants upload their videos to MitSna, it will automatically become the property of MitSna and will be used to increase stock on MitSna’s educational materials.] 


Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Do I have to register in order to participate?

  • No, you don\’t need to register. The participants  have to record their video and upload it in their google drive  and share their link to MitSna via mail: mitsna.outreach@gmail.com. Although you should submit your full name, address, designation, institution, class, phone number, etc. at the time of submission.

Q. Can we extend our videos to more than 8 minutes?

  •  No, it is recommended that you keep your videos short as it has a high chance of getting rejected.

Q. Where can we edit & compress our videos?

  • You can edit the video according to your preferred  App or Software. For the Compression of your videos we recommend to use this  app called Video compressor. This app can also be used to edit your videos. The app is available in android and IOS operating systems. The link is given below

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.melgames.videocompress for android

https://apps.apple.com/in/app/video-compress-shrink-vids/id997699744 for IOS 

Video compressor for PC: https://handbrake.fr/

Q. Can we explain without showing ourselves in front of the camera?

  • Yes, you can. But all the explanation has to be done by you. No second parties or use of computer generated voiceover is prohibited.

Q. What can be included in the use of ‘external resources’? 

  • Any props and materials required to amp up your presentation is welcome. Quotations, references, websites, books, experiments etc are some examples.

Q. In what manner should I present ‘Teach A Topic’?

  • The participants can edit and use animation using software or anything as long as it is not copying  from some source with the voice of the person. Entries in the form of vlogging will not be entertained.

Q. I am  currently not in Manipur, can I still participate?

  • Yes, you can. However, you are to be a domicile of Manipur. Due to restrictions in the operation areas of MitSna, one needs to be a domicile of Manipur or of Manipuri origin to participate in the event. We are strongly working to expand our operation area.

Q. Can I upload my video on my YouTube channel/Facebook Page?

  • No. The video has to be original and the submission should be unique. If the submission is found anywhere else, apart from the ones MitSna uploads, the submission will be disqualified flagging it as “not original” and copied from another site. The views and reactions only on the video posted on our site will be used to make a decision. We encourage you to share the video from our page, the reactions on your posts will not be considered, only the reactions reflected on our page will be considered.

Q. Do I have to make the video in a single take?

  • The submission should not necessarily be a single take. You may take multiple shots and the editing has to be your responsibility. However, please make sure you use proper apps/softwares for editing purposes. Water marked contents will be rejected.

Q. I am a school teacher/high school student/not a student. Can I participate?

  • Yes. Anyone can participate. We believe creativity doesn’t lie with age or profession.

Q. Is there any limitation in the number of videos that a participant can upload?

  • No, there is no such restriction but, each teaching video uploaded must be of different topics rather than sticking on a topic and sending multiple of explaining it in various ways.

Q. How do I upload/share my video on my google drive?

Please make the submission visible to anyone who can access the link.

Q. How do I know if my submission has been received?

  • We will send a confirmation mail within 24hrs from the receipt of your mail. If you fail to receive any, please do send us a reminder.

Q. Why does public voting have more weightage?

  • Teach a Topic is not a superficial competition. We believe that our competition has more depth and meaning. We have 2 levels; the 2nd stage will be judged by professionals who have a wide range of experience and the judging will be highly critical. For the first round we want to see how well the idea/content is well received by someone who is not trained or highly educated in the field, after all, MitSna’s goal is to make educational content as enjoyable as possible without limiting to the 4 walls of a classroom, to take education outside of schools and textbook and make the general public who are not trained to think in a classroom setting understand. Hence to overcome excessive exploitation of this setting, we have exercised 60% of the decision making to the public and the remaining to the executive members and co-ordinators of TaT. Though we are open to more creative suggestions in the future.

Teach a Topic is MitSna\’s online competition to look for and find out young talent of teaching…

Promotional Poster of TAT 2021

You can also download the rules and regulations as a PDF file here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=15Eq6YDeoY2RvRIel0b7tm1jPiODxvz7G

Sponsors for TAT 2021


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Results of TAT 2021