WELCOME TO THE PAGE FOR SHORTLISTED FINALISTS FOR OUR 2017 AWARDS FINALS!
Here you will find information about the awards finals, including advice on how to prepare for presentations, how to get the most out of the day, as well as practical information about what is going to be happening and when. You may wish to save this page as one of your favourites, so that you can check the page regularly for updates. We’ll also provide links to this page in the email updates we will send out to all our finalists.
PREPARING TO PRESENT
Please download the pdf below. Its wealth of useful information will help give your entry the best chance of impressing the judges.
Presentation Tips PDF
Powerpoint is a great tool many of our finalists use when presenting to our judges.
If you wish to use powerpoint, please remember to bring your own laptop computer with HDMI port to link to the projector provided (NB macs will require your own converter cables). The native resolution of all the projectors is 4:3, however, the projectors will display 16:9 images. Please keep this in mind if you plan to use slide development. If audio constitutes a major part of your presentation, we urge you to bring your own speakers as we do not provide these. Also, it is usually wise to formulate a contingency plan should things not go as planned. Your presentation should be a vital part of your contribution. Letting technical mishaps stand in the way of doing it justice would truly be a shame. Remember: winners who come prepared, win!
Whereas our venue provides attendees with WIFI, we cannot vouch for its perfect functionality at the moment of you giving your presentation. A sound preparation strategy would therefore be to download any materials that your presentation depends on, such as video or similar media content, onto your device in advance of giving your presentation. This will eliminate the risk of irksome connectivity issues, affecting your presentation.
PROPOSED TIMETABLE FOR THE AWARDS DAY
|09.00||Finalists’ presentations commence (until approx. 12:30)|
|13.00||Call to lunch and awards ceremony|
|17:00||Time for home|