Visualise Your Thesis competition

Are you proud of your research project and want to share it with the world? Then this competition is for you!

In 2022, the Visualise Your Thesis TM competition is being offered for the first time at UQ. This is your chance to showcase your research and develop your skills and experience with communicating to a general audience.

Visualise your thesis

Visualise Your ThesisTM was developed by the University of Melbourne and now has a wide international reach.


The Visualise Your ThesisTM competition is open to currently enrolled graduate researchers (i.e., students enrolled in M.Phil., Masters by Research, Ph.D., or Professional Doctorate programs) at any stage of their candidature who are active and attending.

Entry requirements

Participants must create an eye-catching, 60-second audio visual representation of their research project and its potential benefits to a non-specialist audience.

How entries will be judged

Entries are judged on their visual impact and how well the content presents the research. Presenting in a digital format allows for different levels of creativity, multi-media, interactivity and interpretation, and is suitable for all disciplines.


Prizes for the University of Queensland entries:

  • First prize: AUD $1000 and will enter the international competition round, with a chance to qualify for further prizes.
  • Popular vote: AUD $500.

View past entries

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.

Brush up your skills

We offer training sessions to help you develop your design or visual story-telling skills and refresh your copyright knowledge. We run sessions on PowerPoint, Adobe Illustrator, Premiere Pro, InDesign, Photoshop and more.

There are also LinkedIn Learning courses available to build your skills with these software.

How to enter

The expression of interest form is now closed.

  • The Library Scholarly Publishing team will check your eligibility and, once it is confirmed, we will email you an Entrant Kit with further information about how to participate.
  • Details about how to submit will be included in the Entrant Kit.

Key dates

Registrations of interest open: 23 May 2022  

Open for submissions: from 23 May 2022  

Information session and Q&A: 30 May and 6 June 2022 

Submissions close: 29 July 2022  

Announcement of the winner: 22 August 2022


If you have any questions about the competition, contact our Scholarly Publishing team at

Last updated:
1 August 2022