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 closed.
Congratulations to Hannah Petocz who took out first place in La Trobe’s 2021 Visualise your thesis competition for her entry, 'Wondering If I was the Problem' : Exploring the Perpetuation and Impact of Dating Violence on young Australian Women.
The second place went to Judy Hughes from the department of Archaeology and History with her entry Identity & activism: The 1980 Australian Journalists Strike.
Taking out the People's Choice award was Emmanouela Giannoulidou with her entry The"Third side" of Civil War: in Niko Kazantzakis' The Fratricides and Manuel Chaves Nogales' A Sangre y Fuego: Heroes, Bestias Y Martires de Espana
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:
|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|
|PowerPoint Masterclass||Online||Bookings closed|
|Visualise Your Thesis Competiton: Technical Workshop||Online||Bookings closed|
|Visualise Your Thesis Drop in help sessions|
To help with copyright and technical advice
For more information, contact Katie Wiese
Keen to see more? Check out all other 2020 Visualise your Thesis entries.