Visualise Your Thesis competition 2024

Graduate researchers, the Visualise Your Thesis competition is back at UQ in 2024 and sponsored by the UQ Association of Postgraduate Students (APS), Inc.

Get involved to showcase your research and develop skills in visual storytelling and communicating complex ideas to a general audience. You could also win a share of A$1500 in prize money!

About the competition

Visualise Your Thesis TM competition,
developed by the University of Melbourne.

The competition is open to currently enrolled graduate researchers (students enrolled in Master of Philosophy, Masters by Research, PhD, or Professional Doctorate programs) at any stage of their candidature who are active and attending.

Your entry

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


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.

Winners and prize money

The competition winners will be awarded at the UQ Visualise Your Thesis Awards event in August 2024 and receive prize money of:

  • 2024 winner: A$1000
  • Viewer's Choice winner: $500
Thank you to the UQ Association of Postgraduate Students (APS) for their generous support of the competition, including the Awards event and the competition prize money. Find out more about the APS below.

The winner of the UQ competition will automatically be entered into the international competition by 2 September 2024.

How to enter

Update: we have extended our expression of interest period to Friday 21 June.

Express your interest from 13 May

Submit an expression of interest from 13 May until 21 June 2024 by email to our Visualise Your Thesis team at We will email eligible entrants with details about how to prepare and submit your entry to the competition.

Competition submissions will be accepted from 13 May until 11:59pm on 22 July 2024.

Key competition dates for 2024

  • Expressions of interest: open from 13 May until 21 June
  • Competition entries: open from 13 May and close on 22 July
  • Announcement of winner:  August (date to be announced) 
  • Winning entry into international competition: 2 September

How to prepare

Feeling inspired? Here are a few things you can do to prepare to enter the competition. 

View past entries

Watch entries in the 2023 international competition:

Brush up on your skills

Take advantage of your access to LinkedIn Learning pathways to help develop your software, design and visual story-telling skills.

Contact us if you have questions

Email your competition questions to our Visualise Your Thesis team at

About Visualise Your Thesis

The Visualise Your Thesis competition was developed by the University of Melbourne. The competition has offered local and international competition rounds since 2019 and has wide international reach. 

UQ first participated in the competition in 2022.

About the competition sponsor

The UQ Association of Postgraduate Students (APS) encourages postgraduate student community and wellbeing at UQ.  

Visit the APS website:

  • To discover their Social, Mental Health and Wellbeing, and Academic programs
  • For postgraduate student events
  • To buy fun merchandise including hoodies, t-shirts, plushies, and socks.

Thank you to APS for their generous support of the UQ Visualise Your Thesis competition in 2024!  


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Last updated:
10 June 2024