The winner of the shortlisting process will receive the Vice-Chancellors’ Award. The Delegates’ Choice Award will be decided by delegates at the conference. And members of the Thinkable community will vote to decide the winner of the People’s Choice Award.
Applicants must be an Australian university PhD candidate or researcher up to 10 years from PhD completion.
Applicants must provide evidence of their eligibility in their submission.
The Vice-Chancellor’s award will be presented during the Universities Australia Higher Education Conference between 27 February and 1 March 2018. Applicants should be aware that the winner will need to be available to attend this event.
Videos must be a minimum of 60 seconds and a maximum of 120 seconds. A 10% leeway may be accepted at the discretion of the judges.
Video and sound quality must be of an acceptable standard as determined by the judges in order to be shortlisted.
It is preferred and highly recommended that videos are in a 16:9 format.
Videos must be submitted as either an MOV or MP4 file.
An overlay with voting buttons may be included for the Delegates’ Choice Award. It is therefore recommended that you keep any important images or text within the title safe area as shown in the PDF here.
JUDGING AND SHORTLISTING CRITERIA
Judging criteria will be used to shortlist the entries for the Universities Australia Higher Education Conference Delegates’ Choice Award, and to determine the winner of the Vice-Chancellor’s Award.
The criteria have been designed to reward a video that can clearly communicate the research and its benefits.
Is the video compelling, engaging, well-designed, creative and does it capture the audience’s attention?
Does the video work for a non-specialist audience? Is it free from jargon and technical or unexplained terms?
Does the video explain the background and significance of the research?
Is the video clear, and does it tell the story of the research in a logical sequence?
Does the video describe the results and potential applications of the research with clarity?
The Vice-Chancellors' Award features a $2,500 cash prize. The prize also includes return flights, accommodation and entry to the Universities Australia Higher Education conference, presentation of the award during the conference and an opportunity to meet Vice-Chancellors and other senior university executives.
The Delegates' Choice Award
The Delegates' Choice Award features a $1,500 cash prize. All shortlisted submissions are eligible for a free registration to the Universities Australia Higher Education conference, including the welcome reception and the conference dinner. Registration does not include entry to the breakfast address or national press club address luncheon.
The People's Choice Award
The People's Choice Award features a $500 cash prize.