What is the 2nd biggest search engine in the world? Youtube. Why? We love visualisations!
And that applies to research. Having strong visuals that encapsulate and elucidate your research vastly increases the probability of your research being picked up by the media, the public and your target research audience. And digital channels open up myriad opportunities.
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 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.
Candidates who are in earlier stages of research (have not reached confirmation/ before writing up) are welcome to enter the competition. The winner of the JCU Visualise Your Thesis competition 2018 will go on to compete in the National online showcase hosted by The University of Melbourne in October 2018.
The Visualise Your Thesis Competiton at JCU falls under the banner of "Visualise Your Research" the main difference being that only entries that have used the Visualise Your Thesis template created by the University of Melbourne, can be entered in the Visualise Your Thesis National Showcase.
All entries for Visualise Your Thesis will be eligible for Prize Money under the JCU Visualise Your Research Competition which is as follows:
28 May: Visualise Your Thesis Competition launched at JCU, template available here.
30 July: Visual Your Thesis submission due by 5pm to email@example.com
August: Visualise Your Thesis applications will be judged with all applicants updated.
30 August: JCU Visualise Your Thesis winner shared with the University of Melbourne for entry into National Showcase
13 September: Top JCU Visualise Your Thesis entries showcased at JCU 3MT and Visualise Your Research Event.
30 October: Visualise Your Thesis National Showcase 2018
3MT Coaching (training on consolidating and communicating research)
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy Creating and Good Luck!