|Monash University Final (Live Event)||Winner||$5000 and represent Monash at the virtual Asia Pacific Final|
|MGA People's Choice Award||$500|
|Asia Pacific Final (Virtual Event)||Winner||$5000 research grant|
|Runner Up||$2000 research grant|
|People's Choice||$1000 research grant|
Key Dates View
|April - June||Department/School/Institute/Faculty/Campus Rounds|
|19 July||Monash University Wild Card Event (Live)|
|23 August||Monash University Final (Live)|
|25 September||Asia-Pacific Semi-Final (Virtual)|
|9 October||Asia-Pacific Final Showcase & Judging (Virtual)|
|18 October||Asia-Pacific Final (Virtual) - winners announced|
Rules & Eligibility View
- 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 (e.g. 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.
Note: If your department/school/faculty is hosting a virtual competition, please note that different rules apply. See virtual rules here.
To be eligible for 3MT, you must:
- Be an active and attending PhD and Professional Doctorate Research (program composed of at least 2/3 research and eligible for RTP) candidate (including if your thesis is under submission);
- Have successfully passed your confirmation milestone by the date of your first presentation in the competition;
- Be an enrolled candidate for the entire time you are active within the competition. If you complete your degree while still active in the competition, you will need to withdraw.
Ineligible for 3MT are:
- PhD and Professional Doctorate Research graduates;
- PhD and Professional Doctorate Research candidates on a leave of absence;
- Students enrolled in Masters (MPhil and coursework) and Professional Doctorate (coursework) programs.
Judging Criteria View
At every level of the competition each competitor will be assessed on the judging criteria listed below. Note: the University of Queensland have added a new criterion# for 2023.
Comprehension and content
- Presentation provided clear background and significance to the research question.
- #Presentation provided clear positionality* of the presenter to the research and research approach.
- Presentation clearly described the research strategy/design and the results/findings of the research.
- Presentation clearly described the conclusions, outcomes and impact of the research.
Engagement and communication
- The oration was delivered clearly, and the language was appropriate for a non-specialist audience.
- The PowerPoint slide was well-defined and enhanced the presentation.
- The presenter conveyed enthusiasm for their research and captured and maintained the audience’s attention.
*Positionality is the social and political context that creates your identity in terms of race, class, gender, sexuality, and ability status. Positionality also describes how your identity influences, and potentially biases, your understanding of and outlook on the world.
Congratulations to all who competed in the 2023 Monash University 3MT competition!