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.

Current timeline for CDU:

  • 30 June –  Expressions of Interest CLOSED
  • 31 July – Last day for competition entries to be submitted to the HDR Team
  • 14 August - View entries and winners announced (TBC)
  • October- CDU Winner entered into Inaugural International Visualise Your Thesis Competition (online)

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

Prizes CDU:

  • Winner: $1000 research grant (plus the winning entry will be included in the National Competition)
  • Runner Up: $500 research grant
  • Viewer’s Choice: $500 research grant

Prizes for the 2019 VYT International Competition:

  • First prize: AUD $5,000
  • Second prize: AUD $2,000
  • Third prize: AUD $1,000
  • Viewers' Choice: TBA

Terms and Conditions (PDF 157KB)