- First prize
plus entry into the 2019 Asia-Pacific Competition at the University of Queensland
- Runner-up prize
- People’s Choice prize
- A single static PowerPoint slide is permitted. No slide transitions, animations or 'movement' of any description are allowed. The slide is to be presented from the beginning of the oration
- No additional electronic media (e.g. sound and video files) are permitted
- No additional props (e.g. costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipment) are permitted
- Presentations are limited to 3 minutes maximum and competitors exceeding 3 minutes are disqualified
- Presentations are to be spoken word (for example, no poems, raps or songs)
- Presentations are to commence from the stage
- Presentations are considered to have commenced when a presenter starts their presentation through either movement or speech
- The decision of the adjudicating panel is final
Comprehension and content
- Did the presentation provide an understanding of the background and significance to the research question being addressed, while explaining terminology and avoiding jargon?
- Did the presentation clearly describe the impact and/or results of the research, including conclusions and outcomes?
- Did the presentation follow a clear and logical sequence?
- Was the thesis topic, research significance, results/impact and outcomes communicated in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience?
- Did the presenter spend adequate time on each element of their presentation—or did they elaborate for too long on one aspect or was the presentation rushed?
Engagement and communication
- Did the oration make the audience want to know more?
- Was the presenter careful not to trivialise or generalise their research?
- Did the presenter convey enthusiasm for their research?
- Did the presenter capture and maintain their audience's attention?
- Did the speaker have sufficient stage presence, eye contact and vocal range, maintain a steady pace and have a confident stance?
- Did the PowerPoint slide enhance the presentation—was it clear, legible and concise?
Judging panel and Master of ceremonies
- Professor Kate McGrath
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
- Federico Volpin
UTS 3MT 2018 Winner
- Dr Chelsea Barnett
Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow
School of Communication
Master of ceremonies
- Professor Lori Lockyer
Dean, Graduate Research School