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EURAXESS Science Slam ASEAN 2014

October 10, 2014

About the EURAXESS Science Slam:

  • EURAXESS Science Slam ASEAN 2014 is the second edition of an event giving young researchers in ASEAN the chance to showcase their research projects to their peers and the wider public in a relaxed and joyful atmosphere.
  • A jury of experts will select 5 finalists from the online submissions. Each of the 5 finalists will present a topic related to their research to an audience of non-experts at the final slam to be held in Bangkok, Thailand on 13 November 2014.
  • The slam will be given in English in less than 10 minutes and can be supported by video and audio material, ppt. slides and any other kind of media available, as well as by scientific equipment.
  • The performances of the participants will be judged by the audience and the jury based on conceptualization, style and originality.
  • The winner will be awarded a round trip to Europe where he or she will attend a scientific meeting along with the winners of the other EURAXESS Science Slams organized in the US, Japan, India, China and Brazil.
  • The event is open to researchers of all nationalities currently based in ASEAN active in all fields of research.

Terms & conditions:

  1. The competition is open to participants from all nationalities and all scientific disciplines.
  2. To enter the competition participants must be 18 years old or older at the time of entry.
  3. To enter the competition participants must be PhD candidates or holding a PhD.
  4. To enter the competition participants must be working in a research capacity at a recognised university OR research institute / centre OR company in any of the ASEAN hub countries (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam).
  5. To enter the competition participants must be willing and able to participate in the final EURAXESS Links ASEAN science slam that will be held in Bangkok, Thailand on 13 November 2014. Economy return flights (1 ticket per person) and hotel accommodation (2 nights) will be booked and paid for by EURAXESS Links ASEAN for the finalists not resident in Bangkok, Thailand.
  6. Only one entry per person.
  7. To enter the competition participants are invited to produce a video introducing their research. The video must not exceed 3 minutes in length. Participants are free to choose presentation styles and equipment as they see fit.
  8. To enter the competition participants are invited upload their slam on Youtube and post a link to our Facebook site. Participants can also send the link via email directly to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For submissions via email a notification email confirming receipt will be send within 3 working days.
  9. Submissions are possible from 1 June to 20 October 2014. No videos will be accepted once the number of posted videos exceeds 50
  10. EURAXESS Links ASEAN accepts no responsibility for entries that are defective, lost or delayed, or which are not received for any reason.
  11. The jury will select 5 finalists from all submissions received by the end of the submission deadline. Submitted videos will be assessed based on the following criteria, all of equal importance: Accessibility for non-experts, Conceptualisation of slam, Presentation style, Originality
  12. The "production quality" (image quality, quality of the support material or equipment etc.) will not be a selection criteria, as long as the resolution, light and sound quality allow the jury to see and hear the performance clearly. Videos shot with smartphones, webcams and any video recording devices will all be accepted.
  13. Finalists will be notified by email. The selection will also be announced on the EURAXESS Links ASEAN website. The judges' decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.
  14. The 5 finalists will compete at the EURAXESS Science Slam ASEAN 2014 to be held on 13 November 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand. Economy return flights and hotel accommodation (1 night) will be booked and paid for by EURAXESS Links ASEAN for the finalists based outside Bangkok, Thailand.
  15. The 5 finalists will present live in front of a non-expert audience composed of members of the research community and of the wider public.
    • The presentations will be done by one person only.
    • Every presentation will be done in English.
    • A prize will be awarded to the best performer as decided by the audience (40%) and the jury (60%).
    • Each presentation shall not exceed 10 minutes.
    • Presentations can be supported by video and audio material, ppt. slides and any other kind of media available, as well as by scientific equipment, in accordance with the venue's capacity and security measures.
  16. The presentations/performances of the 5 finalists will be assessed based on the following criteria, all of equal importance:
    • Accessibility for non-experts
    • Conceptualisation of slam
    • Presentation style
    • Originality
  17. By entering the competition the winner agrees to participate in such promotional activity and material as EURAXESS Links ASEAN may require
  18. The panel of judges for the online competition will be comprised of a team of research scientists and/or administrators from the ten ASEAN countries and the two EURAXESS Links ASEAN regional representatives.
  19. First prize will be a round trip to Europe.

Contact:
Dr Susanne Rentzow-Vasu / Mr Simon Grimley
Regional Representatives EURAXESS Links ASEAN
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