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About Judging

Scoring across a range of skills

The RACV Energy Breakthrough is designed to cover a wide range of students’ skills and talents – not just their physical fitness. Teams gain valuable points through the Design & Construction and Display & Presentation sections of the event.

All sections must be attempted and points are awarded in the following sections:

Section HPV and Hybrid vehicles Pushcarts Try-athlon
Design and Construction
25
30
20
Display and Presentation
25
30
20
On Track / Trial elements

Endurance

Time Trial

Obstacle
50


15

15

10


30

15

15

As a result, the fastest team on the track does not always take home the overall victory, as impressive presentations and good student understanding of vehicle designs translate into higher scores.


Design and Construction

At a designated time, teams will be required to demonstrate to judges that all members have developed a thorough understanding of the design and construction aspects of their entry.

Teams can use design drawings to explain their effort and input, innovation and quality, safety, practicality, stability and on-road performance and understanding of environmental issues.

More information on the judging of Design and Construction can be found in the event handbook, available on our Downloads page.


Display and Presentation

Each team will be required to present a 20 minute presentation to a panel of three judges: a community representative; one teacher or education representative; one young person interested in education and/ or technology.

Teams often present short dramas, multimedia shows and team launches likened to those of a new Holden.Teams are assessed on their visual display, as well as their presentation style, team work and knowledge and understanding of the aims of the Breakthrough.

More information on the judging of Display and Presention can be found in the event handbook, available from our Downloads page.


Scrutineering

Conducted by qualified RACV Vehicle Testers, HPV and Hybrid Vehicles will firstly have to undergo a check to ensure the vehicles are safe and meet all the design specifications.

RACV Officials will examine all vehicles before the assessment process starts. Where vehicles do not comply with specifications, or are considered unsafe, scrutineers will provide assistance and / or direction with work required in order to comply.

Teams will be allocated hourly blocks in which to complete scrutineering. This will ensure that all vehicles are checked in a timely and efficient manner.

More information on the Scrutineering process can be found in the event handbook available on our Downloads page./a>