LAMC-2023 R9 Multilingual Video Competition (MLVC)

Travel to the IEEE MTT-S LAMC and win up to US$1,300!

The IEEE MTT-S MLVC competition aims to promote the creation of technical videos in different languages, on the topics of interest to the MTT-S community, to broaden the reach and impact of MTT-S educational efforts worldwide. In the case of LAMC-2023 R9 MLVC, students enrolled in universities or research centers located in Latin America are invited to submit a technical video recorded in Spanish or Portuguese. The top 6 competitors will receive funds to attend the IEEE MTT-S Latin America Microwave Conference (LAMC-2023) held in San Jose, Costa Rica, on December 6-8, 2023.

Video Goal and Scope

Explain a technical concept that is relevant to the topics of the LAMC 2023 in a way that is easy to understand by engineering and science students early in their studies. Highlight the main concepts and current practices in the topics and enthusiastically convey a futuristic view.


US$1300, US$1000, and US$700, for the first, second, and third places, respectively. Three awardees for submissions in Spanish and three for submissions in Portuguese are anticipated (six awards in total).

Important Dates

Video submission deadline: Oct. 2, Oct. 17, 2023 (final)

Awards announcement deadline: Oct. 24, Oct. 28, 2023


  • The video file must be recorded with audio and video, in formats .MP4 or .WMV. The language must be in Spanish or Portuguese.
  • The video can include up to three static slides, to help in the explanation of the concepts.
  • The video duration is up to 3 minutes. Videos longer than 3 minutes will be automatically disqualified.
  • The video must have original material (it must not include material from other sources).
  • The topic of the video must be related to the topics from the LAMC call for papers.


  • The competitor must be a student (graduate or undergraduate) enrolled in a university or research institute located in a country from IEEE Region 9 (attach enrollment evidence to the video submission).
  • The student must be able to travel to the conference if selected for the award.
  • The student must agree for the submitted video to be published in different IEEE MTT-S sites/events.

Review Process

Applications will be received by the LAMC2023 MLVC organizers and verified for eligibility.

Eligible videos will be reviewed by a LAMC2023 MLVC committee integrated by Spanish and Portuguese native-speaking judges who will use the following evaluation criteria.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Technical Content and Clarity (60 points): Does the video cover a topic relevant to the LAMC? Are technical concepts covered? Are the technical concepts explained in an easy-to-understand way? Are current practices mentioned? Are futuristic ideas and concepts related to the topic covered?
  • Communication and Engagement (40 points): Did the presenter enthusiastically convey the concepts and ideas? Was the material conveyed in a clear way with an appropriate pace? Are the video and audio components with acceptable quality? The presenter shows professionalism in the language and images.

Submission Process

  1. Complete the submission form here.
  2. Upload the video file here. Name your video file with your name and last name using the following format: LastName_FirstName_LAMC2023_Vid.
  3. Upload here some official evidence that you are currently enrolled as a student in a university or research institute. Name your letter with your name and last name using the following format: LastName_FirstName_LAMC2023_Letter.

LAMC2023 MLVC Organizers

Prof. Eduardo Rojas (, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Florida, USA

Prof. José Ernesto Rayas-Sánchez (, ITESO – The Jesuit University of Guadalajara, Mexico.

Download the call in .pdf