Frequently Asked Questions

ABOUT THE PARTICIPATION AND APPLICATION

It is possible for foreign students enrolled in an academic exchange program to participate?

Yes. The contest it is open to any students enrolled in a Portuguese university at the undergraduate, postgraduate and master degree levels. Exchange students may participate as long as they prove that in that academic year they are enrolled in a Portuguese university.

Could a group be formed with elements of different universities or courses?

Yes. The participation of multidisciplinary groups is not only accepted but encouraged, as it encourages projects that are more complete and that has a broader point of view. However, they must comply with the application requirements set in the Contest Regulation.

It is possible the participation of students who have finished in the previous academic year?

Yes. The group participation can be supported by professor or other specialists, as long as the group’s constitution considers at least half of its constitution by university students attending courses in the health area.

It is possible to apply in two different participating groups?

No, participants can only take part on one project per edition. Professors can take part on different participating groups.

Could students from other courses not explicitly stated in the regulation participate?

Yes, as long as your participation is important for the production of the projects and complies with the participation requirements provided in the regulation.

Is it possible to present projects that have been developed within a class?

Yes, it is possible to present curricular projects, as long as they are within the scope of the Contest.

What is the minimum and maximum number of participants per group?

The minimum number of participants is 1 elements and the maximum number is 8 elements, including the professor(s) and other specialist(s).

What to do if student cards have not yet been issued until the application deadline?

Participants can send another document that proves their enrollment in the university, such as a certificate of enrollment.

Could participants change the theme of the work after the application submission?

Yes, the theme of the project may be changed later, but you must inform the organization of the Contest through email.

What are the deadlines for applications and for the final submission of the projects?

For each edition, there are stipulated deadlines that can be consulted in the regulation available on the Contest website.

ABOUT THE ELIMINATORY PHASE

Is the questionnaire form mandatory?

Yes, the completion of the questionnaire form is mandatory for all participants in the contest.

How will the questionnaire form be made available?

The questionnaire form will be available by email and must be completed until the deadline indicated.

Can my project be eliminated from participating at this stage?

Yes. As stipulated in the contest rules, all participants will be evaluated at this stage according to the suitability of the project to the motto of the contest.

How will the project be delivered?

The delivery of the project must be done for the email of the contest. Any questions about the procedure can be clarified by email or phone.

In what kind of files can the report be delivered?

The report must be delivered in non-editable format – PDF. The files can be sent by wetransfer (www.wetransfer.com). If the group wants to send images or other files that considers relevant and necessary, they can do so. If the group sends several files should, as a precaution, indicate which files are included in the report itself.

Is it possible to change the project after it has been submited?

The project must be delivered until the deadline defined in the regulation, so, the work can be replaced until that same deadline. No changes will be accepted after the deadline. The last version sent will be considered as valid.

ABOUT THE AWARDS CEREMONY

Is attendance at the Awards Ceremony mandatory?

To be selected as finalists and winners, as stipulated in the Regulation, participants must be represented by, at least, one of the students. In case of groups, the presence of all elements is not necessary.

In case of group participantion, should all members be present at the Awards Ceremony?

The presentations to be made at the Awards Ceremony do not require the participation of all members of the group. The definition of who presents and how the presentation takes place is up to the group itself and must be made by a student element.

Is it possible to request additional items, besides those that the organization will make available and announce to the participants for the presentations at the Awards Ceremony?

No, the groups will not be allowed to use additional elements during presentations (changes in the brightness of the room or use of objects such as tables and chairs). All groups will have the same conditions.

What is the dress code for the Award Ceremony (formal or informal)?

There is no dress code defined. However, it is advised to adopt a formal/business casual.

Are the participants supported with costs of developing the project and participating in the Awards Ceremony?

No. All participants must anticipate and prevent any costs incurred during participation in the Contest, whether in the development of the Project, in the supporting matterials, or travel and accomodation costs to participate in the Awards Ceremony.

OTHER QUESTIONS

Is it possible to have access to the projects in previous editions?

No, the copyright of projects is respected and projects from previous editions will not be disclosed.

How to obtain additional information to produce the project (e.g. statistical information)

The research of information is the sole responsibility of groups. The analysis and framing are going to be assessed and should justify the conclusions reached by participants. However, if the organization has additional information that considers relevant, it will be make available to all participants.

Is the amount of the prize for each elemento or is it divided by all?

The prize amount will be divided by the group members.