IISE Work Systems Division (WS) "It's All About Time" student video competition

Sponsored by the IISE Work Systems Division

As the demands of industry to deliver both efficiency and effectiveness climb to new levels, time is the new currency. Work Measurement (WM) is a fundamental building block that enables ISEs to understand time and build solutions that optimize around it. To help rebuild awareness and reinforce the importance of WM, the Work Systems Division has launched a campaign labeled It’s All About Time. To help raise the “fun level,” we would like to engage students within the Work Systems Division in a video contest to creatively share the importance of WM and show how it has evolved via new technologies and processes. This is an opportunity to show your creativity and be a part of something bigger! In the process, you will also be rewarded with national exposure while expanding your network within IISE.


Streaming video published onto “YouTube” that complies with fair use of copyrighted materials guidelines in the English language or with English subtitles.


Six minutes maximum; three minutes minimum.


Create a video presentation that shares the importance of work measurement and shows how new technologies and processes have redefined how it can be leveraged.


Submissions: March 15, 2021
Winner notification: April 1, 2021


$1,000 for winning video and $500 for runner-up sponsored by the IISE Work Systems Division. The first-place winner will be recognized before the Tuesday morning keynote address at the 2021 IISE Annual Conference & Expo 2020 - ALL VIRTUAL of the “It's All About Time” campaign.


All submitting entries will be judged by a Work Systems Division Committee. Winners will be notified by April 15, 2021. All rights for the winning entry will be owned by IISE. Content of production must be submitted in English speaking language or include English subtitles and meet fair use of copyrighted material (including background music/songs) guidelines endorsed by YouTube or the original author/composer. Submissions must be from students in the IISE Work Systems Division. Students may either submit independently or collaborate with other eligible students.

Submission Details

Please send the YouTube link/website address to view your online video and a link for the AVI / MP4 file download to ItsAllAboutTime prior to the submission deadline of March 15, 2021.