Visualise Your Thesis Competition
The Visualise Your Thesis (VYT) Competition is an exciting competition that challenges graduate researchers to present their research in a 60-second digital display.
VYT is a great opportunity for you to develop your visual communication skills and learn how to communicate your research, with impact, for a non-academic audience. Entries will be judged on their visual impact and how well the content conveys the research.
The 2021 VYT Competition is now open.
The Visualise Your Thesis competition is open to currently-enrolled graduate researchers (i.e. students enrolled in M.Phil., Masters by Research, Ph.D. or Professional Doctorate programmes) at any stage of their candidature.
Competitors must agree to having their entry being displayed on the University of Melbourne’s Visualise Your Thesis website (winning entry only) and on La Trobe University websites and media.
First Prize: $1000
Second Prize: $500
Popular Vote: $250
The winning entry (first place) will represent La Trobe University in the 2021 Visualise Your Thesis International Competition, which will be held online.
- You must use the supplied PowerPoint template to create your video
- No separate media files or links to online content (all media is embedded in the PowerPoint file)
- Your video must not exceed 60 seconds, except for the title and reference slides.
- Your video has an absolute maximum file size of 100MB (take this into account when including graphics and sound)
- You must include references for any resources used to create your video
- Media, including images, audio and video files, must comply with the competition’s copyright rules
- Late submissions will not be accepted
- The decision of the adjudicating panel is final
How to participate
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for your competition pack.
Attend the sessions and when you are ready send your completed video to email@example.com
VYT entries close on Monday 2 August, 5:00 PM (Australian Eastern Standard Time - AEST)
Entries will be judged against the following criteria:
Support and coaching
Presenting information in a short and effective way is a useful skill for graduate researchers. The Library and RED team have provided a range of supports helping candidates prepare, including:
|PowerPoint Masterclass||Online||Book now|
|Visualise Your Thesis Competiton: Technical Workshop||Online||Book now|
|Visualise Your Thesis Drop in help sessions|
To help with copyright and technical advice
|Online||To be announced soon!|
|The basics of effective visual engagement||Online||Bookings closed|
|Sharing your story: the how and why of communicating about your research||Online||Bookings closed|
|Find and Cite Public Domain and Open Access Material||Online||Bookings closed|
For more information, contact Katie Wiese
Congratulations to Jordyn Thomas who took out first place in La Trobe’s 2020 Visualise your thesis competition for her entry, 'Defining the role of IL-18 in the renal inflammation leading to hypertension'.
The second place went to Donovan Garcia-Ceron from School of Molecular Sciences for his spectacular entry called 'The sneezing fungus'.
The popular vote went to Stephanie Lynch who won a very tight race with her entry, 'Bacteriophages as a treatment option against canine pyoderma'.
Keen to see more? Check out all other 2020 Visualise your Thesis entries.