Students whose nominations have been successful
This following information on this page is for students whose nominations have been selected for Realise the Dream.
Congratulations! You have achieved an amazing piece of work to be selected for Realise the Dream. This event takes place from Saturday 7th December to Saturday 14 December in 2013. Participants are required to attend the event for the full duration to be eligible for any awards.
The six day event promises to be very exciting!
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Please read carefully! Every participant at Realise the Dream must be familiar with the information. It has been compiled to give you and your family answers to many of the questions you may have.
Question: Who pays for my travel, accommodation and food at Realise the Dream?This is all covered by the sponsorship of this special event
Question: Who attends?Up to 20 secondary school students who have been selected for undertaking a piece of outstanding science research or technological development.
- Clothing for six days. Closed comfortable shoes for walking. Sleepwear
- School Uniform
- Towels x 2
- Hat, sunglasses, raincoat, insect repellant
- Toiletries including soap, shampoo, toothpaste etc
- You may want to bring your own pillow
- Camera (optional)
- Cell phone (to be turned off during lectures and visits)
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Poster is to be designed electronically and sent to us on CD no later than 4th December 2012.
This is so we can send it to be printed on to A1 paper and laminated.
Tips for Poster Production:
- You may design your poster in a format such as In-Design; Powerpoint, Pagemaker, Photoshop, In Design, Freehand and Illustrator
- If you are working in Powerpoint your page set-up should be A1 portrait
- Grab your audience's attention with your research title.
- Font should be one that can easily be read at a 1 metre distance
- You have the whole A1 page to work with as logos are not necessary
- You may have a background colour or design if you wish but make sure that the print about your research can be read clearly. (i.e. don't use a dark blue background and then print in black)
- Font size needs to be 14-16
- Your poster needs to convey a summary of your research or technological development that gives the reader a good understanding of your work. It should be focussed and convey a clear message.
- Include photographs about your work or of you carrying out the research. Photographs must be at least 300 dpi
- Keep diagrams simple and interesting.
- Use headings and subheadings to guide your reader through the information. Your poster should be able to be read from up to a metre away. If you can't read the text then it is too small. Make sure you poster has a good balance of text, pictures, graphs etc. Too much text makes a poster uninviting!
- Acknowledge any support your have received while undertaking your research.
- Your finished format needs to be a minimum of 300dpi at print size (A1)
- You will need to send your electronic poster to us electronically. You file should be saved and sent as a PDF file. Our printing company will then be able to open your document, print and laminate it.
- This is to be received by us no later than Tuesday 2nd December 2013. You can either email this to firstname.lastname@example.org or send it as a CD to Debbie Woodhall, RSNZ, 4 Halswell Street, Thordon, Wellington 6135.
- The poster will remain the property of the Royal Society for showcasing posters at various educational institutions around NZ.
- Do not include your name, school or age on the poster.
- The Royal Society will produce a label which will include your name, school, age, title of research and sponsor logos which will sit under you poster while it is on display.
- Participants must be available to attend Realise the Dream from 8-15 December 2012 inclusive to be eligible for awards.
- If your piece of research or work involves animals or humans then you must have any appropriate ethical documentation
- Parents/guardians of participants and also participants must sign all parts of the registration form where required and send back to Debbie Woodhall, Royal Society of New Zealand, PO Box 598 Wellington by due date.
Guidelines for successful students attending Realise the Dream
- Smoking, consumption of alcohol or use of addictive/illegal drugs are strictly prohibited during the period for which the Royal Society of New Zealand is responsible for participants. The Event Manager reserves the right to send a participant home for breaches of these conditions or for misbehaviour, after notifying parents/guardians. If a participant is sent home for misbehaviour then all costs are paid by the participant/parent.
- Participants are to be courteous and considerate at all times to both fellow participants and support staff.
- School uniform may be required to be worn at certain functions. You will be notified of this
- Participants are required to attend all activities planned by the organizers.
REGISTRATION INFORMATIONTogether with you registration form please include a photo of you carrying out your research together with a 200 word summary of your research and send this to Debbie.Woodhall@royalsociety.org.nz by 8 November 2013.
OR POST TO:
The Royal Society of New Zealand
P O Box 598
Phone: 04 470 5762
Fax: 04 473 1841
Mobile: 027 229 6380