Judging Criteria


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 Judging Criteria





The Judging Panel and Criteria

 The five winning entries and five runners-up will be selected by a panel of judges comprised of:

  • The Dean of the Faculty of Science at UNSW Australia, or other UNSW Australia representative as chosen by UNSW Australia;
  • Professor Veena Sahajwalla of UNSW Australia, or other UNSW Australia representative, as chosen by UNSW Australia; and
  • Four leading research and development representatives from one or more of our Program Partners named on this website on our partners page 

What are we looking for?

We want to hear your innovative ideas for scientific and technological solutions to real-world issues or problems. 

You can submit your idea in the way that works best for you. We will accept submissions via video, poster, essay, website or even a photo with a description. You can also, but do not need to, submit a written description with your poster or image, or submit an image with your essay. Each file you submit to this website has to be under 100MB so if you have made a video that is large or if you have created a website, just send us the link to the video or website.

The judging panel will review all valid entries and select the five winning entries and five runners-up based on the following criteria:

  • clear communication
  • creativity
  • feasibility
  • innovation and
  • originality

The judging panel’s decision on the five winners and five runners-up is final and correspondence will not be entered into.