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Science Case Study Competition 2022

Academic Panel

Key Dates

  • 6 July - Registrations open
  • 11 September - Registrations close
  • 13 September - Webinar and case study release
  • 16 October - Case study submissions due
  • 28 October - Finalists notified to create a video explaining their submission
  • 4 November - Finalists video submissions due
  • 11 November - Winners announced

How it works

  • Students form teams with groups of 2-4 people. All members of a team need to be students of the same university/college.
     
  • All teams must register for the competition and provide supporting documentation. Registration and participation is free.
     
  • To ensure all teams have the same amount of preparation time, teams will all receive an email containing a link to download the case study, marking rubric and the upload link.
     
  • Teams will then have four weeks to complete their response to the case study, and submit it via the upload link.
     
  • Responses will be reviewed and assessed by Australian National University academics, and the top five submissions will be invited to record a 10-minute video presentation of their submission to the case study.
     
  • The top three submissions based on their written and video submissions will be awarded prizes at their university by Australian National University academics.
     
  • The ANU College of Science values the richness that gender diversity brings to the sciences. As such, we encourage teams whose candidature represents this diversity.

Winners will be notified by email and SMS.

Prizes

  • 1st prize: ₹ 1,00,000 gift card
  • 2nd prize:  ₹ 50,000 gift card
  • 3rd prize: ₹ 25,000 gift card

All participants will receive a certificate of participation from The Australian National University. Participants selected to submit a video presentation will receive a finalist certificate of achievement. Winners of 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize will receive a gift card and a certificate.

Terms and Conditions

  1. The Australian National University College of Science (ABN: 52 234 063 906)
  2. Information on how to enter the ANU Science Case Study Competition 2022 is included in the Terms and Conditions below.

Terms and Conditions:

  1. Entry is open to undergraduate/bachelor students attending Miranda House, Hindu College, Hansraj College, St Stephen's College, Sri Venkateshwara College, Shivaji College, Mithibai College, St. Xaviers College, Sophia College for Women, Jai Hind College, SIES College, B.K Birla College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Guru Nanak Khalsa College, SRM University, Rajalakshmi, Engineering College, Venkateshwara College of Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology, Jain University, RV College of Engineering, Jyoti Nivas, Mount Carmel College, Christ University, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Osmania University, BITS Pilani and Fergusson College or any other college/university approved by the ANU College of Science, and must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program and be undertaking at least one science related unit.
  2. All participating members of a team need to have an aggregate percentage of 70% or more in their current undergraduate degree.
  3. For Colleges/Universities not listed above, please contact science@anu.edu.au to let us know about your intention to participate.
  4. Entry to the competition is via the ANU science website: science.anu.edu.au
  5. There is no entry fee for the competition.
  6. The ANU College of Science Staff and their immediate family are excluded from participation
  7. The competition registration opens in September 2022 closes by the end of October 2022. More information will be provided on the registration page.
  8. There are three (3) prizes available for the three best entries:
    1. First Prize is a Gift card to the value of INR 1,00,000 (One Lakh Rupees only) Second Prize is a Gift card to the value of INR 50,000 (Fifty Thousand Rupees only); and Third Prize is a Gift card to the value of INR 25,000 (Twenty Five Thousand Rupees only) ;
    2. All prizes are in Indian Rupees Only (INR)
  9. The ANU College of Science reserves the right to modify or remove any prizes if required, or not to award a prize.
  10. Gift cards are valid for 36 months from the date of the prize draw.
  11. The Prize must be taken as stated and no compensation will be payable if the Prize Winner is unable to use the prize as stated. The prize is not transferable to another person or exchangeable for other goods and services and cannot be redeemed as cash.
  12. The entrant will be solely responsible for any costs or taxes incurred as part of the competition, or claiming of the prize, including but not limited to any taxes.
  13. As a condition of accepting the ANU Science Case Study Competition 2022 Prize, the Prize Winners, must sign any legal documentation as and in the form required by the ANU College of Science. Prize Winners consent to a photograph with ANU staff and consent to the use of the image and video for relevant marketing activities.
  14. Prize winners will be notified in writing (email/SMS) within fourteen (14) days of the academic panel completing their review of each case study. Results of the Case Study Competition will be published on the ANU College of Science website.
  15. Entries must not exceed the 5000 word limit (excluding references, headings and title text) and the ANU College of Science reserves the right to use its discretion should entries exceed this limit.
  16. Only one entry is allowed per group. Each group must contain two (2) to four (4) students from the same university.
  17. By entering the competition, you declare that the submitted work is entirely your own. The ANU College of Science will immediately disqualify any work suspected of being plagiarised or suspected to be subject to academic misconduct.
  18. Entries must be written in English and submitted in a pdf format.
  19. By entering the competition, entrants declare that material does not infringe on any copyright or licenses. It remains the entrants’ responsibility to ensure this is the case. The ANU College of Science is not liable for any losses as a result of entering this competition.
  20. The views expressed in the essays do not reflect on the views of the ANU College of Science, and remain solely the views of the entrant.
  21. By entering the competition, you declare that all information provided is correct and not misleading, and you meet the eligibility requirements. If the ANU College of Science suspects that any false information has been provided, or if an entrant is ineligible, the work will be disqualified.
  22. The ANU College of Science reserves the right to withdraw applications at any stage for any reason determined appropriate by the ANU College of Science.
  23. The ANU College of Science reserves the right to extend or modify the closing date.
  24. Submissions will be marked by a panel of judges chosen by the ANU College of Science. As part of the competition the ANU College of Science will provide submissions and entrant details to each member of the judging panel.
  25. The ANU College of Science reserves the right to determine the final outcome of the competition, and to name and order winners and prizes, in discussion with sponsors and judges.
  26. By entering the competition, the entrant gives permission to the ANU College of Science and sponsors to use the winners name, likeness and work for promotional purposes, and other purposes deemed appropriate.
  27. Participants agree that the ANU College of Science and sponsoring entities are not liable for any damages or losses arising from the competition.
  28. All submitted work is subject to the ANU College of Science Privacy Policy.
  29. Incomprehensible and incomplete entries will be deemed invalid.
  30. The ANU College of Science reserves the right to verify the validity of entries and to disqualify any entry which, in the opinion of the ANU College of Science, includes objectionable content, profanity, and potentially insulting, inflammatory or defamatory statements.
  31. The ANU College of Science reserves the right to disqualify any entrant/team that tampers with the entry process, submits an entry that is not in accordance with the terms and conditions of entry or that has, in the opinion of the ANU College of Science, engaged in conduct which is fraudulent, misleading, deceptive or generally damaging to the goodwill or reputation of the promotion and/or ANU College of Science.
  32. The ANU College of Science reserves the right to disqualify a winner if the ANU College of Science becomes aware that the winner and/or the winner’s entry is of a type described in the terms and conditions.
  33. The ANU College of Science accepts no responsibility for any late, lost or misdirected entries including delays in the completion of tasks due to technical disruptions, network congestion or for any other reason.
  34. The ANU College of Science’s decision is final and the ANU College of Science will not enter into correspondence regarding the competition result or winning entries.
  35. In the case of the intervention of any outside act, agent or event which prevents or significantly hinders the ANU College of Science’s ability to proceed with the competition on the dates and in the manner described in these terms and conditions, including but not limited to vandalism, power failures, tempests, natural disasters, acts of God, civil unrest, strike, war, act of terrorism, the ANU College of Science may in its absolute discretion cancel the competition and recommence it from the start on the same conditions, subject to any directions given under State Regulation.
  36. The ANU College of Science reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual they believe has breached any of these conditions, or engaged in any unlawful or other improper misconduct calculated to jeopardise the fair and proper conduct of the promotion.
  37. The ANU College of Science collects personal information about you to enable you to participate in this promotion.