• What’s in the competition kit?

    • Competition rules
    • Poster template (ppt)
    • Judging criteria and judging rubric
    • Technical instructions
    • How to run the competition
    • Competitor resources 
      • Competitor submission checklist
      • How to use the ePoster template
      • Tips for creating your ePoster
      • Tips for adding audio and video to your ePoster
    • Guidelines for the use of the Visualise Your Thesis identity and concept

  • What training is suggested for participants?

    It is up to individual participating institutions to devise and offer training sessions for competition entrants.

    The University of Melbourne, for the 2016 and 2017 competitions, offered the following supporting workshops:

    • working with PowerPoint
    • principles of graphic design and visual presentation
    • writing succinctly for a non-specialist audience

    We also recommend incorporating information on how to source and cite copyright-compliant visual or audio-visual material into any training sessions you decide to run.

  • How do I get the competition kit?

    Please register your institution for the competition to receive the competition kit

  • Are there any costs involved?

    There are no costs involved in participating in the 2018 competition; however, all prizes are to be supplied by the individual participating institutions and will not be provided by the University of Melbourne. In 2019, there will be a fee to fund the national prize pool.

  • Where can I get further information?

    Please contact us via visualise-thesis@unimelb.edu.au for further information.

  • How does this competition differ from the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®)?

    This competition does not have a verbal presentation component and relies purely on each submission's visual presentation. Students who are in earlier stages of research (have not reached confirmation/ before writing up) are also welcome to enter the competition.


2018 Australian showcase

Participating universities run Visualise Your Thesis competitions locally

The local competition process should be completed by 1 September 2018, so that the University of Melbourne
has time to develop the national online showcase


National online showcase of Visualise Your Thesis entries hosted by The University of Melbourne

2019 Australian competition

Visualise Your Thesis heats held at individual universities. Winners of local Visualise Your Thesis heats entered into a national Visualise Your Thesis competition (online)


Inaugural National Visualise Your Thesis competition (online)