Are examples in Academic Contirbution evidence are mandatory?

On the tech nation visa guide : https://technation.io/visa-tech-nation-visa-guide/#optional-criteria

Examples of relevant evidence include:

  • Evidence of at least one significant contribution to the field in the form of a paper published in a top-tier peer-reviewed journal. Research undertaken as part of an undergraduate or MSc thesis does not qualify for this criteria;
  • Evidence of awards received for outstanding applied work, supported by excellent academic achievement (a first-class degree or distinction);
  • A letter of support from a research supervisor or other expert in your area of expertise affirming their potential world-class standard. This is in addition to the required letters of recommendation and must be written by another individual;
  • Evidence of an award that has been granted by an organisation of a similar standing and distinction to the Royal Society in the UK, as well as the selection criteria for this award.

Is this mean that I need to have at least 1contribution in form of a paper-based journal or I could just attach 2 evidence of awards?

These are all examples of evidences. You can go with any combination of these evidences. 2 Awards is a pretty reasonable starting point.

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