Got an idea for a business, cause or project? – tell us all about it by entering AUT X Challenge The Idea. Just answer two simple questions to get the chance to win one of 40 cash prizes of $250.
AUT X Challenge The Idea entries have closed for 2022 but you can get even more support to develop your idea by taking part in AUT X Challenge The Accelerator!
AUT X Challenge is more than a competition. Cash and prizes are great, but there’s so much more on offer. Gain feedback and support to improve, adapt and pivot your idea. Optional lunchtime workshops, helpful resources and drop-in clinics are all on offer throughout the programme.
Send in your first idea today – it could be the start of something good!
You can enter as many ideas as you like – and win multiple prizes.
Both X Challenge competitions (The Idea and The Accelerator) are open to all current AUT students across all faculties and campuses. A team can include non-students as long as the main contact is a currently enrolled AUT student.
Any enrolled student can enter – you don't need to be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.
Entries are judged on the following criteria:
You can enter as an individual, or part of a team. If you enter a team, the key member and main contact must be a currently enrolled AUT student.
No. In The Idea, you just submit your idea via our online form.
The IP for your ideas belongs to you. By entering AUT X Challenge The Idea, you will not be disclosing and demonstrating your entry to the public. We will not be sharing details of your idea, other than the idea name, if you are one of our winners.
The information you disclose in your entry and the inherent intellectual property (IP) should belong to you or your team and should be the product of your own work. Ensure you have the rights to disclose the intellectual property or confidential information of another party before you disclose it. Make sure you read through the terms and conditions.
If you are unsure or have any questions, contact us.
The X Challenge team reserve the right to disqualify any entry that, in its collective judgement, violates the letter or the spirit of the competition rules and guidelines.
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