Visualise Your Thesis

Visualise Your Thesis is an international competition for graduate researchers. It challenges competitors to develop a striking, audio-visual presentation that presents their research project via a short and engaging digital narrative.

How does it work?

You are challenged to develop an audio-visual presentation that presents your research project in a 60-second digital narrative. It is an opportunity to showcase your research and develop your digital communication skills by translating complex research ideas into a format that can engage a general audience.

How is this different to 3MT?

You don’t need to be the centre of attention! Your presentation can be entirely visual, include or not include a voiceover, and you can feature creative components such as music, photographs, video or animation. (Note: 3MT is still going ahead!)

How do I get involved?

The Graduate Research School (GRS) will invite HDR candidates to submit an entry into our qualifying competition. Eligible submissions will be displayed on our website. A selection panel will choose one competitor to represent Western Sydney University at the international competition. There will also be a voting round for a People’s Choice Award!

Submissions closed: 5.00pm, Tuesday 16 August 2022

Competitor Webinar

If you are interested in participating (and we hope you are!), you should review the Competitor Webinar video. This was produced for the 2021 event, but the information is also relevant to this year's competition.

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Winner and Runner-up Awards

An expert judging panel will review all the submissions to award a Winner of the competition. The Winner will be nominated for the University of Melbourne International Visualise Your Thesis Competition.(opens in a new window) A Runner-up will also be awarded by the judging panel.

People's Choice Award

Western Sydney University staff and students are invited to submit a vote for their favourite entry in the People's Choice Award!

You are allowed to submit one vote under your staff or student email account. Please do not submit multiple votes. Votes from non-WSU email accounts and duplicate votes will be removed. All votes will remain confidential.

Voting opens: 12 noon, Friday 18 August 2022
Voting closed: 5.00pm, Wednesday 24 August 2022


  • Winner - $2,000
  • Runner Up -  $1,000
  • People's Choice - $1,000