3MT® Competition Rules & Guidelines

Eligibility criteria

Please note that the eligibility criteria for the 2015 competition has changed. As part of the broader Trans-Tasman 3MT® Competition, the University of Melbourne abides by the rules set out by the founding institution - the University of Queensland. Please carefully review the eligibility criteria to ensure that you are able to compete this year. If you would like further information about the University of Queensland's 3MT Rules and Guidelines, please see here.

Entry to the 3MT® competition is available to PhD candidates who are currently enrolled and have confirmed candidature at the University of Melbourne. Please contact the Melbourne CSHE if you are unsure about your confirmation status.
It is a condition of entry into this competition that should you successfully move through to the Grand Final Competition you must be available to attend the Trans-Tasman 3MT® Competition at the University of Queensland in October 2015.
To be eligible participants must fulfil the following criteria at the time of competing in their first heat:

Please note: degree must be at least two thirds research.

These eligibility rules are determined by the Trans-Tasman 3MT® Competition and must be applied to ensure that the winner of the University of Melbourne 3MT® Competition is eligible to progress to the Trans-Tasman 3MT® Competition.

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

Each competitor will be judged on the following criteria:

Comprehension and Content:

Engagement and Communication:

In order for you to prepare your presentation based on the judging criteria above, you may find the following points helpful:

Comprehension and Content:

Engagement and Communication:

Confidentiality and Intellectual Property Guidelines

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