Visualise Your Thesis competition

The Visualise your Thesis Competition, launched by the University of Melbourne, gives you the opportunity to showcase your graduate research and assist you to build essential digital communication skills to effectively communicate complex research to a general audience.

Visualise Your Thesis challenges graduate researchers to present their research in a 60 second, eye-catching digital display. Using a pre-supplied template, you must develop a striking presentation to encapsulate your research projects in short, engaging, digital narratives.

Competition submissions are judged on their visual impact, and how well the content presents the research. The digital format allows for different levels of creativity, multi-media, interactivity and interpretation, is suitable for all disciplines, and stages of candidature.

How to enter

Submit your digital display, using the official template, by 9 August 2019 to (The file will be too large to email.  Include a link to your poster on Dropbox, Google Drive or CloudStor).

Before you enter – view these resources

  • VYT Copyright videos:
    1. ‘Keeping your entry copyright compliant’
    2. ‘Seeking Permissions’
    3. ‘Accessing Expired Copyright Materials’
    4. ‘Existing Permissions’
    5. ‘Protecting Your Copyright’

Email and request the following

  • 2019 VYT Entrant Pack [.docx 1,738KB].  This document contains technical instructions. It includes how to use the template and tips for creation and using video/audio, competitor FAQs, a checklist and judging criteria.
  •  2019 VYT Powerpoint Template [.pptx 22MB]
  • VYT terms and conditions.

Prizes and winning entry

The prizes for the 2019 Curtin VYT competition are:

  • $200 for finalist who is voted the ‘Peoples Choice’ winner (as voted by the audience at the Curtin final of the 3 Minute Thesis)
  • $100 gift voucher for each finalist

The winner will be announced at the final of the Three Minute Thesis competition on Thursday 29 August 2019.

The winning entry will be sent to the University of Melbourne where it will be featured on Figshare (finalists will get stats and altmetrics information as well as a DOI for their presentation).

The International Prize announcement will take place at eResearch Australasia 2019 (21-25 October in Brisbane)