Why enter the UC Visualise Your Thesis competition?
1st prize $1000.00 (and entry into the international Visualise Your Thesis competition)
2nd prize $500.00
3rd prize $250.00
People's Choice: $250.00
Who can enter?
What is the timeline?
3 May – 13 June 2021: Entries are open.
14 - 15 June 2021: Entries checked for copyright and technical compliance by competition organisers.
16 June – 30 June 2021: Final date for resubmission with technical and/or copyright corrections.
16 July 2021: Prize giving and winners are announced (4-5pm in Room 101, Undercroft).
1 September 2021: First prize winner’s entry is submitted into international competition
September-October: International competition (Final date tba)
Who’s judging the UC competition?
Register your interest and get the competition pack
Click this link to register your interest and get a link to the competition pack that has all the details: http://canterbury.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bmtR8cvIBNZf4ai
Submit your competition entry
You can submit your entry here: http://canterbury.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6WCrW1RkTRtTWZw
Couldn't make it to one of the workshops? No problem! We've recordings of the sessions available online:
(These are hosted on LEARN so you will need your UC username and password to access)
Te Puna Mātauraka o Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | Central Library
A few technicalities could disqualify your entry so make sure to the entrant pack carefully!
What is Visualise Your Thesis?
Visualise Your Thesis (VYT) challenges graduate researchers at any stage of their candidature to present their projects in a 60-second, eye catching, audio-visual digital display. Using a pre-supplied template, you are tasked with developing a striking e-poster presentation that succinctly describes your research, and its potential benefits, to a non-specialist audience.
The competition provides you with an opportunity to build and apply your digital literacy skills. By creating a “visual elevator pitch” you will develop crucial employability skills including effective communication, digital literacy, and visual storytelling. You will also build your awareness of open access to information and copyright.
Curious to see how others have responded to this challenge? Have a look at the Visualise Your Thesis figshare site, which features winning entries from local competitions held at Australian and international universities.