The entry form for the Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka! Awards will be available once we finalise the list of Scholarships.
Regional Competitions will be run on the 7th, 14th and 21st of July. Submissions for the virtual region will be due on the 21st of July.
The MacDiarmid Institute invites you to a World Première documentary about Sir Paul Callaghan. This event is a fundraiser for the Cancer Society of New Zealand.
Location: Government House
When: Friday 8th of September, 7:00pm – 10pm
Dress: Black Tie / Evening dress
Welcome: Dr Russ Ballard as Eureka Trust Chair
Valedictory Speaker: Dr Jacqueline Rowarth CNZM Chief Scientist EPA
Presentation of prizes
Two Teachers awards
Sir Paul Callaghan Highly Commended secondary school student awards sponsored by Opus + Ministry of Education
Sir Paul Callaghan Highly Commended secondary tertiary student awards sponsored by MBIE + Rotary Club of Wellington
The Sir Paul Callaghan Premier award sponsored by Science New Zealand
The National Final of the 2017 Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka Awards will see students from across the country present speeches on how science, technology, engineering and mathematics can increase New Zealand's economic, social and environmental wealth and well-being.
The final will be livestreamed for those who cannot attend in person.
Proudly Supported by Massey University and the Parkin Foundation.
Location: James Cook Chancellor Hotel 17th Floor
When: Thursday 7th September, 6:30pm for 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Welcome: Peter Lawson
Massey Host Speaker: Manu Lange Graduate Research Student at Rex Bionics and Massey University
Key Note Speaker: Peter Boshier (Chief Ombudsman)
Address to Contestants: Andrew Tang (2017 Sir Paul Callaghan Premier Award Winner)
Please Note: You must also register for the 2017 Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka! Awards before submitting your video.
Use the form below to request a link to where you can submit your video for the Virtual Region (The requirements for this video are outlined below)
Virtual Region Video Standards
Virtual Region Competitions for consideration by the National Finals Selection Panel shall meet the following standards
1. Content Standards
The video shall:
- Be a single continuous take which shall include the beginning and end of the contestant’s presentation
- Demonstrate by use of at least one wide shot that the presentation is being delivered in front of an audience
- Be shot so that the contestant is positioned in such a way that the lighting allows the viewer to see facial expressions
- Avoid positioning the contestant in front of a bright light source such as a window
- Include in the frame the screen onto which the contestants supporting slides are being projected
- Ensure the contestant is at all times positioned next to the screen so they are included in the frame
- Ensure that sound recording is of high quality
- Not be edited in any way other than to include a caption during the first 15 seconds which sets out the contestant’s name, educational institution and subject of their presentation
2. Technical Standards
- Video camera or iPhone or quality android phones (acceptable if they are from the last 3 years)
- File type MP4, MOV or WAV
- HD (1920x1080)
- 25 to 30fps
- Camera on tripod
- Camera no more than 1.2 - 2m from the presenter depending on quality of image
- Mic the presenter if possible