HOW TO ENTER
Applications are to be made online via Thinkable and must include:
1. TITLE – Short title of project/area of work
2. SUMMARY – Short, plain English summary of work (maximum 150 words)
3. BENEFIT – Description of the benefit of work to Queensland (maximum 500 words)
4. ENGAGEMENT – Description of any STEM promotion/engagement activities including both scientific and non-scientific audiences (maximum 500 words)
5. SHORT CV – Including full name, address and contact information and summarising experience. Career stage will be taken into consideration by the judging panel (maximum 500 words)
6. VIDEO – An introduction to the entrant, their work and STEM promotion/engagement activities. The video must be no longer than two minutes and suitable for a general (non-scientific) audience. Judging will be based on the quality of the video content, not video production.
AM I ELIGIBLE?
The 2020 Queensland Women in STEM Prize is open to any person who:
- identifies as a woman; and
- works in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) field including professional, scientist, researcher or student from any company, institute, government, university, not-for-profit or educational institution; and
- resides and undertakes STEM activities/research in Queensland; and
- is within the early or mid-stages of their STEM career. “Early Career” is defined as fewer than five years in a STEM field. “Mid-Career” is defined as fewer than twelve years in a STEM field.
- to be eligible for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Jury Award the Entrant must identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person.
HOW WILL MY ENTRY BE JUDGED?
The Jury Award and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Jury Award will be judged by a panel.
Judges will assess entries on the following criteria:
- Well-articulated/communicated summary and video about your work in STEM
- Positive impact and relevance of your work to advancing Queensland
- Evidence of and a passion for communication and community engagement to promote awareness and understanding in your STEM field.
The People’s Choice Award will be awarded to the entrant with the highest number of registered votes on the Thinkable website by 5pm AEST on Wednesday 4 March 2020.