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Seeing Science Photography Competition – $3250 in prizes

UC Science wants to know how you see science and/or mātauranga Māori in Aotearoa

We need your images to help us tell the story of science at UC and beyond. The images could be ultra-close-up magnifications of something that you’re working on right through to images of the earth taken from high in the sky, fungi to giant trees, and anything in between. Science and/or mātauranga Māori encompass a wide scope of subjects and topics, so we’re keen to see just how you picture these.

The aim of the images is to encourage greater participation in science by showing its variety. So, your photos may be used in social media, advertising, school posters, and a variety of other ways so you may see your photo in all sorts of places.

We welcome entries from individuals or groups.


  • Astronomy
  • Behaviour
  • People
  • Earth Science and Climatology
  • Economy and Environmental Science
  • Micro-imaging

Find out more at

Are you a UC postgrad? Want to win $1000? Enter the ‘Visualise Your Thesis’ competition!


What’s Visualise Your Thesis?

Entrants create a short audio-visual presentation that explains their research project to a general audience. It’s an opportunity to be creative and develop digital communication skills, as well as win cash prizes. The first prize winner’s entry will also go into the international Visualise Your Thesis competition.

What are the prizes?

  • 1st prize – NZ$1,000 (& entry into the international Visualise Your Thesis competition)
  • 2nd prize – NZ$500
  • 3rd prize – NZ$250
  • People’s Choice Award – NZ$250

The international Visualise Your Thesis competition is run by the University of Melbourne and offers the following prizes:

  • 1st prize – AUD$5,000
  • 2nd prize – AUD$2,000
  • 3rd prize – AUD$1,000

Who’s judging the UC competition?

How do I enter?

Register to compete at and you will be sent a link to the ‘Competition Pack’ with all the details. This page also contains information about workshops to support you in developing your presentation as well as the link for submitting your entry.

When’s the deadline?

Entries open on Monday 2 May 2022 and close on Sunday 12 June 2022. Prize-winners will be announced on Friday 15 July 2022.

Check out the 2021 winners and their submissions to get inspired.

Still have questions? Contact


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Vxt Virtual Competition

📢 Registrations are OPEN NOW for the Vxt Virtual Competition! 📢

Compete for a prize pool of $1500 and the opportunity to fast-track your place in the interview process for summer growth and software internships.

No matter what your background is we want you to take part, with two categories open to competitors:

  • Do you think you can save developers time by automating the testing of Vxt infrastructure? 💻
  • Or do you want to pitch to our CEO how Vxt can continue to grow globally, to countries with vast cultural differences 🌍

This is a unique opportunity to be involved with an NZ-founded startup and to build your network.

Register as a team of 2-4 or as an individual to be allocated a team by the 20th of May.

This is a virtual event and open to those all around NZ.

📌Register here.

🗓️ 21st – 22nd May, 9am – 6pm

Check out our summer internships!