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The Skills Organisation’s ambassador Blair Tuke


The Bright Sparks Awards is New Zealand’s premier showcase for brilliant young minds. The 14th annual Bright Sparks Awards will be held in Auckland on October 30, 2014.

The proceedings will include: •

A Finalist Forum

The Skills Organisation’s ambassador Blair Tuke

Guest speakers

The official Awards Ceremony

Roving video and still photography

Networking opportunities


“I created my window-cleaning robot after seeing my father struggling to clean the family’s windows. I became passionate about my project. I’ve learnt that success will follow you if you follow your passion.” Sohail Abdulla, Supreme Winner, Bright Sparks 2013


Your organisation has a real opportunity to support the development of New Zealand’s young ICT and electronic engineering talent by supporting Bright Sparks 2014.

Our story The Bright Sparks Awards were created by The Skills Organisation to encourage young people to experience electronics directly through a project-based approach. Since 2000, more than 1,000 brilliant young people from throughout New Zealand have created a range of innovative projects in a bid to win their age category. Entrants begin with an idea for an invention in the electronics and software fields. They then develop a prototype and enter it into the competition. Many inventions are solutions to everyday challenges the students encounter in their lives. Past winners have gone on to represent New Zealand in the international arena. Bright Sparks 2013 Supreme winner Sohail Abdulla, who developed a window cleaning robot, won the U.S. Ambassador’s Outstanding Award, which included an all-expenses paid trip to the INTEL Science Fair in Phoenix, Arizona in May 2013. He placed third. This exposure and success enabled Sohail to make international contacts early in his career. Bright Sparks 2012 Supreme winner James Watson placed second in the Computer Engineering category of the Taiwan International Science and Engineering Fair for his project, a Rubik’s Cube-solving robot.

Award Categories The Bright Sparks Supreme Award The Bright Sparks 17-and-over Award The Bright Sparks 15-to-16 Award The Bright Sparks 13-to-14 Award The Bright Sparks 12-and-under Award The Bright Sparks Junior Software Development Award The Bright Sparks Senior Software Development Award The Bright Sparks Junior Best Work in Progress The Bright Sparks Senior Best Work in Progress The Bright Sparks People’s Choice


premier

Sponsorship options We would be delighted to welcome you on board as a Bright Sparks 2014 sponsor and are happy to discuss a customised sponsorship package that suits your marketing needs.

Premier Sponsor (Limited to 1 sponsor) Full naming rights to the event e.g ‘Bright Sparks 2014 Awards in association with...’ Four complimentary tickets to the Finalist Forum for sponsor staff only. Four complimentary tickets to the Awards Ceremony. Two guest passes to the Awards Ceremony. The opening address at the Awards Ceremony for a maximum of eight minutes. This can include a video display. The opportunity for a representative from your company to address the Finalist Forum for a maximum of five minutes. Sponsor’s logo displayed on Bright Sparks 2014 website, finalist and winner certificates and on audio/visual presentation during the Awards Ceremony. Weblink from the Bright Sparks 2014 website to your website. Naming rights to an award category. Engraving and/or logo on award category trophy. Opportunity to present the award to the winner (non-speaking role). Photograhic record of category winner accepting award from sponsor. One display sign at the Finalist Forum (up to 1m wide). Up to two display signs at the Awards Ceremony (up to 2m wide). Sponsor recognition on social media and any media (TV/radio/print). Promotional materials/giveaways in finalists’ event bags. The opportunity to provide a prize/s. To be agreed upon between sponsor company and The Skills Organisation. Post-event recognition.

Investment $10,000 + GST


forum

Forum Sponsor (Limited to 1 sponsor) The Bright Sparks 2014 Awards Ceremony will feature a Finalist Forum, which will include a variety of inspirational guest speakers. Invitations will be sent to all finalists, media, sponsors and wider networks. Naming rights to the Finalist Forum. eg. ‘Bright Sparks Finalist Forum sponsored by. . . ‘ The opening address at the Finalist Forum for a maximum of 5 minutes. Can include a video display. Sponsors logo displayed on Bright Sparks website and on visual presentation during the Finalist Forum. Weblink from the Bright Sparks 2014 website to the sponsor’s website. Four complimentary tickets to the Finalist Forum and Awards Ceremony. Photographic record of presence at the Finalist Forum. 1m signage at the Finalist Forum and Awards Ceremony (up to 1m wide and venue permitting). Sponsor recognition on social media and any media (TV/radio/print). Promotional materials/giveaways in finalists’ event bags.

Investment $5,000 + GST


award

Award Category Sponsorship (Limited to 10 sponsors) Naming rights to the respective award category, e.g. ‘The Bright Sparks 13 -14 Award. Sponsor’s logo displayed on Bright Sparks 2014 website, finalist/winner certificates, and on audio/visual presentation during the Awards Ceremony. A weblink from the Bright Sparks 2014 website to the category sponsor’s website. Engraving and/or logo on award category trophy. Opportunity to present the award to the winner (non-speaking role). Two complimentary tickets to the Finalist Forum and Awards. Photographic record of category winner accepting award from sponsor. One free-standing, pull up banner at the Finalist Forum and Award Ceremony (up to 1m wide and venue permitting). Sponsor recognition on social media and any media (TV/radio/print). Promotional materials/giveaways in finalists’ event bags.

Investment $1,500 + GST


keynote

Keynote Speaker Sponsor (Limited to 2 sponsors) Sponsor’s logo displayed on the Bright Sparks 2014 website, finalist/winner certificates, and on audio visual presentation during the Finalist Forum. Logo on certificates and Awards Ceremony audio visual presentation if you spend $3,500 to include Award Category Sponsorship. A link from Bright Sparks 2014 website to the category sponsor’s website. Two complimentary tickets to the Finalist Forum and Award Ceremony. One free-standing, pull up banner at the Finalist Forum and Award Ceremony (up to 1m wide and venue permitting). Sponsor recognition on social media and any media (TV/radio/print). Promotional materials in finalists’ event bags.

Investment $2,000 + GST or $3,500 + GST with Award Category Sponsorship


travel

Travel Sponsor (Limited to 2 sponsors) Sponsor’s logo on displayed on Bright Sparks 2014 website, and on audio/ visual presentation during the Finalist Forum and Awards Ceremony. A link from the Bright Sparks 2014 website to the category sponsor’s website. Two complimentary tickets to the Finalist Forum and Award Ceremony. One free-standing, pull up banner at the Finalist Forum and Award Ceremony (up to 1m wide and venue permitting). Sponsor recognition on social media and any media (TV/radio/print). Promotional materials/giveaways in finalists’ event bags.

Investment $5,000 + GST


“Bright Sparks gave me the inspiration I needed to create my self-number testing tool. I know how important education is and I remember finding maths boring, so I created a tool that is colourful, interactive and elegant.” Rebecca Pretty, People’s Choice, Bright Sparks 2013


Bright Sparks 2014 – Sponsorship Agreement To:

Sophie Czurajewski-Sweeney

Fax:

(09) 525 2591

Phone: (09) 583 1393 Mobile: 027 706 5043 Email: sophiec@skills.org.nz

COMPANY NAME:

CONTACT NAME: JOB TITLE:

POSTAL ADDRESS:

PHONE:

FAX: EMAIL ADDRESS:

Involvement/Investment – Please circle your sponsorship choice below: Sponsorship Level

Sponsorship Rate

Premier Sponsorship

$10,000 + GST

Forum Sponsorship

$5 000 + GST

Award Category Sponsorship

$1,500 + GST

Keynote Speaker Sponsorship

$2,000 + GST or $3,500 + GST with Award Category Sponsorship

Travel Sponsorship

$5,000 + GST

Authorised Signature

DATE

Accepted by The Skills Organisation

DATE

Payment terms: The Skills Organisation will issue an invoice to the sponsor for the sponsorship amount due. Payment is due to The Skills Organisation on the 20th of the month after acceptance of the sponsorship offer. Reservation: The Skills Organisation reserves the right to alter, reschedule, postpone, or cancel the event at its sole discretion, that it deems to be in the best interests of the event or for any other reason. Liability: The Skills Organisation shall not be liable for any loss, damage, expense, costs or claims, or any loss of profits or revenue, loss of contract or business or opportunity or reputation or goodwill directly or indirectly arising from an act, omission, or a failure to perform any term of this contract. Force Majeure: If the event is altered, rescheduled, postponed, cancelled or rendered inadvisable, impracticable or impossible due to a fortuitous event or unforeseen occurrence The Skills Organisation shall not be liable for any loss, damage, expense, costs or claims, directly or indirectly arising from an act, omission, or a failure to perform any term of this contract. For the purposes of this clause a fortuitous event shall include an Act of God, fire, armed conflict, disaster, civil commotion, government restrictions and/or regulations, riots, terrorism or an act of terrorism; any emergency, curtailment, suspension and/or restriction on transportation facilities/means of transportation or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of The Skills Organisation. No refunds of any sponsorship funds will be made.


The Skills Organisation is a multi-sector industry training organisation (ITO). Our vision is to develop skills to improve workplace performance. Our mission is to promote the skill needs of our industries in the education and training sector and to broker the delivery of highquality industry training services to companies in our industries. The Skills Organisation created Bright Sparks in 2000 and is proud to offer you the opportunity to be part of New Zealand’s premier showcase for brilliant young minds in 2014.


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