Rules and prizes

Rules and regulations

Only currently enrolled research postgraduate students at the University of Auckland are allowed to enter Exposure.

Abstracts for entries

  • Each entry must be accompanied by a research abstract of 300 words or less.
  • Once you submit your abstract, your entry to the Exposure competition will be accepted on condition that it meets with the competition guidelines. You will be contacted with further instructions if there are any queries or concerns.
  • It is encouraged that you adhere to the word limit, as abstracts with word counts greater than 300 will not be automatically accepted into the competition.
  • The abstract will be published in the official Exposure programme.

Poster Presentation

  • Posters must be printed by the participant in A1 size and we strongly suggest that they are laminated to protect them. Exposure will not be held responsible for any damage occurring to unlaminated posters. Participants are liable for the costs incurred for the printing and laminating.
  • Posters larger or smaller than A1 size will not be accepted into the Exposure competition.
  • Posters are to be static, no moving images with the help of a smartphone or tablet will be allowed. If your poster has moving parts or images please consider entering the Variety Showcase category.
  • Successful posters strike a balance between academic content, visualisation of research and appeal to a broad audience. The design of the poster must be the student’s own work.
  • Some faculties, such as Arts, Medical and Health Sciences and Science, will hold faculty pre-competitions which are a pre-cursor to entry into Exposure. (Check with your department or supervisor). 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.
Science

Oral Presentation

Oral Presentations are a 10-minute talk accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation of your research. It will be delivered to an audience and judging panel and will be followed by five minutes of questions.

Brief video clips (approximately 1 minute in length) will be allowed to be included in your presentation. Participants with longer video clips will be encouraged to participate in the Variety Showcase category.

Some faculties, such as Science, Arts and Medical and Health Sciences, will hold faculty pre-competitions which are a pre-cursor to entry into Exposure. (Check with your department or supervisor). 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.

Have a look at the judging criteria for the Oral category.

Variety Showcase

Variety Showcase entrants will be given a total of 15 minutes in which to present their creative component work, including a two-minute explanation of their research, and three minutes of questions by the judging panel.

Entries may include (but are not limited to) dance, architectural models, artworks, film or media presentations, music, software demonstrations, dramatic performances, or even robots.

Please note that interactivity is key. If your performance focuses around an oral presentation to PowerPoint then you are encouraged to enter the Oral Presentation category rather than the Variety Showcase. Similarly, if your presentation focuses on a poster, you are encouraged to enter the Poster category.

Have a look at the judging criteria for the Variety Showcase category.

Prizes

Prizes for 2017 to be confirmed - watch this space!

Please note:

  • If fewer than 6 entries are received in a category, the Exposure Committee reserves the right to either cancel the category or to not award the full amount of cash prizes.
  • If there is a joint First Place in any category, the cash prize for first and second place will be combined and shared equally between the joint winners. No Second Place prize will be awarded.
  • If there is a joint Second Place, the cash prize for second and third will be combined and shared equally between the joint second place winners. No Third Place will be awarded.
  • If there is a joint Third Place, the joint winners will share the third place cash prize equally.