Visualise your thesis competition

In 2019, CDU will run a Visualise your Thesis competition for the first time. This is a competition developed and coordinated by the University of Melbourne.

Visualise Your Thesis is an exciting new competition that challenges graduate researchers to present their research in a 60 second, eye-catching digital display. Using a pre-supplied template, entrants are tasked with developing a striking looped presentation to encapsulate their 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 and is suitable for all disciplines.

Visualise Your Thesis provides an opportunity for universities to showcase their graduate research and for the Visualise Your Thesis competitors, currently-enrolled PhD candidates, to build essential digital communication skills to effectively communicate complex research to a general audience.

See the Visualise your Thesis 2018 Showcase for examples of winning entries from the 2018 competition.

Expected timeline for CDU:

  • 24 April – Expressions of Interest (EOI) open
  • 6 May - Registrations for May Visualise your Thesis training close
  • 13 – 17 May - Visualise your Thesis Training as part of the REP week
  • 30 June – Last day for Expressions of Interest
  • 31 July – Last day for competition entries to be submitted to the HDR Team
  • Early August  - Viewing entries (TBC)
  • 18 August @ Discover CDU (TBC) - CDU Winners announced
  • September - CDU Winning entry to compete in National Competition

For more information visit the University of Melbourne Visualise your Thesis webapge.

Please submit an EOI if you are interested in taking part.