University of Bath

How to enter 'Bake your Doctorate' 2019

This Guide tells you about eligibility, taking part, judging and rules for the Bake Your Doctorate competition, part of the Doctoral Research Showcase 2019.

Eligibility

To be eligible to take part in the competition you must be registered for a doctoral degree (PhD or professional doctorate) at the University of Bath.

Taking part

To enter, you will need to sign up using the online form by 23:59 on Sunday 10 March 2019. You will bring your baked goods with you on Wednesday 10 April 2019. The event will last two hours during which time judging will take place.

Funding can be provided to help cover the cost of ingredients. Up to £25 expenses per entrant could be applied for through an Agresso claim with valid receipts. Further details will be provided to successful exhibitors.

If you are on a professional doctorate programme and are unable to attend but would like to participate, please email us to find out how you can get involved.

Categories and Prizes

There are two prize categories:

  • Panel’s Choice

  • Community Choice (voted for by students and staff who attend the event)

There are prizes of £100 Amazon vouchers for each of the winners and £25 Amazon vouchers for each of the runners up.

Judging Criteria

Entries will be judged on the following criteria:

  • clear communication of research idea, accessible to a non-specialist audience

  • clear link between the research abstract provided and baked goods

  • creative use of baked goods

  • presentation of baked goods

Competition rules

Competition rules are as follows:

  • to be eligible to take part in the competition you must be registered for a doctoral degree (PhD or professional doctorate) at the University of Bath

  • entries will be accepted and reviewed on submission on a first come, first served basis

  • entries will only be accepted if they are accompanied by an abstract of up to 200 words detailing the research topic and/or any findings.

  • entries must be baked by the entrant; shop-bought entries are not permitted

  • entries can include cakes and/or other baked goods (e.g. biscuits, tarts)

  • a list of allergens in the entry must be clearly displayed next to the entry

  • for those entering into the on-campus event, each entry must occupy a space of no more than 3ft wide. Multiple baked goods that fit within this space can be accepted

  • for the Panel’s Choice category, the panel’s decision is final and there is no right of appeal.