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?
8 May 2023: Entries are open!
10 May 2023: Free lunch and info session
18 June 2023: Entries close!
19 June – 20 June 2023: Entries checked for copyright and technical compliance by competition organisers.
21 June – 5th July 2023: Final date for resubmission with technical and/or copyright corrections.
10 July – noon 24 July 2023: People's choice contest on YouTube.
8 August 2023: Prize giving, and winners are announced.
4 September 2023: First prize winner’s entry is submitted to the international competition.
September-October: International competition (Final date TBA)
Who’s judging the UC competition?
Blair Johnstone (Kaiārahi, Te Kura Tāura – Graduate School)
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: https://canterbury.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cwikdF0VQEDoTC6
Submit your competition entry
You can submit your entry here: https://learn.canterbury.ac.nz/course/view.php?id=19316§ion=3 (Please note, you will need to have registered using the registration link above to gain access to the enrollement key for the Learn course)
Recordings of the 2022 workshop sessions are available online:
(These are hosted on LEARN so you will need your UC username and password to access)
A few technicalities could disqualify your entry so make sure to read 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.