Czechitas Thesis Award

Girls, do not let your work be forgotten! Did you or some of your friends write an IT-related BA thesis? Apply for the Czechitas Award!

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About the award

Czechitas Thesis Award 2018 for the best IT bachelor thesis is open for all girls who have successfully defended their BA theses on an IT-related topic in the past year. The competition aims at drawing attention to talented girls passionate about IT, at helping them bring their projects to life with the help of experts from the field, and last but not least, at showing other girls and women the interesting topics these girls devote themselves to.

How does it work?

In the early 2018, we will receive applications. This year, the Czechitas Thesis Award is open for participants from the whole republic, with the two regions of Bohemia and Moravia. The jury, consisting of representatives of the partner companies and Czechitas, will choose 4 finalists from each region. These girls will then participate in approx. 3-week-long mentoring program with the dedicated partners in Prague and Brno.

During this mentoring program, the student and the mentor will meet several times. The program aims at developing the ideas originating in the BA thesis and to preparations for the final presentation.

The competition will end with a gala evening, where the students present their projects (including the outcomes of the mentoring program) and the jury will choose the winners.

The winners of 2017

In 2017, the pilot run of Czechitas Thesis Award took place in Brno. Together with our partners, we have chosen 6 finalists out of the competing theses. These went through the mentoring program and in early May, they presented their projects at the gala, focusing on the improvements and practical use of their projects. The jury then chose 3 winners:

The winners with the jury. From the left: Eva Mráková (RedHat), Petra Veselá, Karolína Trachtová, Martina Krasnayová, Petr Boháček (Honeywell), Zuzana Kirchnerová (AT&T).

Congratulations to the winners and big thanks to all the participants. We’re looking forward to the next year!

What’s in it for you?

  • Valuable experience (for your CV)

  • Putting theory into practice

  • New contacts

  • Expert feedback

  • Learning how to sell your idea

  • A cherry on top: prizes worth up to CZK 10 000

How to apply for the award?

Applications for 2018 will be open from January 1st. We are looking forward to all the fresh theses!

Timeline

  • January 1, 2018 - February 22, 2018: Applications

  • March 2018 – April 2018: selection of finalists, mentoring program in partner companies

  • April 2018: Gala evening & winner announcement

Terms and conditions

  • IT-related BA thesis, successfully defended in the period of February 22nd, 2017 – February 21st, 2018.

  • Successful graduation is not required.

  • We accept al the theses from IT faculties but encourage those from other universities as well. Students of all faculties are welcome to try their luck. :) The theses do NOT have to originate in a traditional IT department.

  • If you’re not sure whether your topic is eligible for application, get in touch!

Evaluation criteria

  • Originality of the idea

  • Technical quality

  • Practical applicability

  • Innovative potential of the project

  • Project development during the mentoring program

  • Final presentation at the gala evening

Other conditions

  • The organizer reserves the right to read the submitted theses, solely for their purposes and for the purpose of contacting the participant with a prospective mentoring offer.

  • The organizer reserves the right to pass the submitted bachelor theses to the members of the jury.

  • The organizer reserves the right to alter the rules or to cancel the award without compensation.

  • There is no legal entitlement to the prize.

Declaration of confidentiality

All personal data will only be used for the purposes of the award.

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