How to enter

The 2017 Exposure Competition will run from 2-5 October.

Exposure Competition dates

  • Monday 2 October - Oral Preliminary Heats
  • Tuesday 3 October - Oral Finals
  • Wednesday 4 October - Variety Showcase
  • 2 - 4 October - Poster Competition
  • Thursday 5 October - Prize Giving

Come and support our postgrads at Exposure 2017:

  • Join us for the Exposure Oral Finals on Tuesday, 3 October in Room 206-220.  Register to attend here: Exposure Oral Finals
  • The Exposure Variety Showcase category will be held in the Fale on Wednesday, 4 October.  Register to attend here: Exposure Variety Showcase
  • Exposure Prize Giving will be held on Thursday, 5 October. Register to attend this fun-filled evening here: Exposure Prize Giving

Entry criteria

Only University of Auckland research postgraduates who are current students throughout the duration of Exposure (ie, currently enrolled in postgraduate study until the Exposure submission date) are eligible to enter. If you are a research masters or doctoral student and you have submitted your thesis (including soft-bound), you are no longer eligible to enter Exposure.

Some faculties will hold faculty pre-competitions which are a pre-cursor to entry into Exposure.  If you were unable to participate in the pre-comps, entry into Exposure may be granted under exceptional circumstances.  This will be at the discretion of the Organising Committee and the School of Graduate Studies. For further information, email

Please note that the judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Judges are under no obligation to give feedback.

Please ensure that all aspects of your entry, including graphics, are your own work. If you use graphics/ information which are not your own, please check our copyright policies regarding third party usage.

Before including interviews or close-up photographs of identifiable people you must have their written permission. You can download a Model Release Form from the Intranet.

We reserve the right to make the winning entries available worldwide on the University and PGSA websites, including the University of Auckland Youtube channel, with the entrant's consent.

We reserve the right to showcase entries publicly following Exposure (eg, by displaying the entries in public libraries). Where possible, we will retain entries for a month after Exposure to enable us to do this.

Please note that we endeavour to include all entries in Exposure. However, some may not be accepted due to space and/or time restrictions.

Please familiarise yourself with the rules and regulations.

Useful information

We prefer you only enter one category and you can only enter each category once.

If you are selected for the poster finals, you will be notified about the arrangements.

Printing and laminating. In many cases your faculty will pay for this to be done, so check with your faculty first. If not, the printing and costs related to this is your responsibility. It is not compulsory but it is advised, as we cannot take responsibility for damages.

You can collect your poster from the Graduate Centre (Building 119) after Exposure.

Please note: we will not store posters beyond the end of the year.

There is only one size for the poster - A1

Judging criteria

Where to get help preparing your entry

Student Learning Services provide a range of resources for postgraduate students which can help you to prepare your entry for Exposure. There is more information at Student Learning Services.

To help with your oral and poster presentations, Libraries and Learning Services has developed a very helpful guide with tips and helpful videos.

Examples of top 20 posters