3MT® Competition Rules & Guidelines

Eligibility criteria

Active PhD candidates who have successfully passed their confirmation milestone (including candidates whose thesis is under submission) by the date of their first presentation are eligible to participate in 3MT competitions at all levels, including the Trans-Tasman 3MT competition. Graduates are not eligible.


Competition Rules & Guidelines

The initial competition rounds (Heats) will take place at the University of Melbourne, where 3 competitors from each heat will be selected (at the judges discretion) to compete in the Semi Finals. The top 10 competitors will go on to compete in a University wide Grand Final.


Judging Criteria

At every level of the competition each competitor will be assessed on the two judging criteria listed below. Please note that each criterion is equally weighted and has an emphasis on audience.



Confidentiality and Intellectual Property Guidelines

For additional information or queries about the 3MT® competition, please email melbourne-cshe@unimelb.edu.au or see:

UniMelb 3MT 2015