Zygote Awards

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Best Student Embryology Projects
Disclaimer - This is a voluntary extra-curricula activity and does not form part of any medicine assessment program.

Best 3 student online pages on a selected embryology topic.

Selected award pages remain permanently and are promoted through the award icon on the embryology website.

Award submissions will only identified by student number, by mutual agreement winners can be identified by student name.

Can be included in your portfolio.

Submissions close 27th July 2015.

Winners announce September 2015.

Judged by Dr Mark Hill.

2015 Topics

--Mark Hill (talk) 16:20, 20 March 2015 (AEDT) This is the second time that medicine students have had an opportunity to contribute short projects to the Embryology website. I have also taken into account the limited time available during semester for submissions, by giving you time to work mainly the student break. (beat the Sydney winter blues)

This year I want students to prepare, make and upload their own multimedia page based upon a single topic from week 1 to week 3 of development.

Here are some ideas:
  • See Help:Student Movies.
  • Download and annotate one of the existing Embryology Movies (Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3). Add your own labels, audio commentary, supporting diagrams and information, current research in this area.
  • Identify a research movie or sequence of images from a research article that can be annotated or animated to explain a developmental concept.
  • Make your own movie showing a developmental process from this period.
  • Your multimedia project page can have more than just a single video and can have supporting information, text, figures and references.
2014 Project Pages (not multimedia topics):
  1. Uterine Decidualisation - describing the early implantation changes to the uterus.
  2. Fetal Cells in Maternal Blood - describing these novel cells and their potential diagnostic applications.

These students received a certificate and a covering letter that could be included in their portfolio.

Getting Started

  1. Log-in to the embryology website using your student ID and Zpass.
  2. Click your student number (shown in red at the top right of the screen following log-in)
  3. Create page using the tab at the top of the page, and save.

You are now ready to begin editing your own page!


  • Movie files uploaded must be in MP4 format.
  • Movie files can include audio.
  • Movie files uploaded name must be brief, descriptive and include your ZID.
  • Movie files cannot exceed 20 Mb in size (you can upload more than a single file).
  • Read Help:Student Movies

Additional Information

  • I am looking for accuracy and novelty in submissions.
  • You can only work on your own page and no other existing online content (all edits are recorded).
  • Award pages may be further edited or renamed following competition completion (by the judge).
  • All non-awarded pages deleted (Individual feedback can be made available upon request).
  • These are online projects and not essays, include a balance between the text and visual elements.
  • Projects cannot include any more than one wikipedia image (preferably none).
  • All existing embryology website content can be used on your project page (with appropriate acknowledgement).
  • Externally sourced/added material must meet copyright conditions and all correct information to be supplied and associated with the added file.
  • The organiser will delete all non-complying material.
  • Uploaded files, other than text, cannot be deleted by student (contact organiser for content removal).
  • Students not complying with all the above conditions will be blocked from the website.

Online Support

Editing Links: Editing Basics | Images | Tables | Referencing | Journal Searches | Copyright | Font Colours | Virtual Slide Permalink | My Preferences | One Page Wiki Card | Printing | Movies | Language Translation | Student Movies | Using OpenOffice | Internet Browsers | Moodle | Navigation/Contribution | Term Link | Short URLs | 2018 Test Student

Contact the competition organiser (Mark Hill) for further information.

--Mark Hill (talk) 16:19, 20 March 2015 (AEDT)

Cite this page: Hill, M.A. (2021, June 24) Embryology Zygote Awards. Retrieved from https://embryology.med.unsw.edu.au/embryology/index.php/Zygote_Awards

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