Visualise Your Thesis Competition 2024

RMIT University is thrilled to announce the 2024 Visualise Your Thesis (VYT) competition. Developed by The University of Melbourne, this international competition challenges our graduate research students to present their research in a 60-second, eye-catching digital display.

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Get involved!

Prepare to showcase your research in a visually compelling manner. For inspiration, go to the gallery of past VYT entries.

Questions? Contact the Library’s Research Services team:

Competition overview

The competition is open to all currently enrolled HDR students (Masters by Research, Ph.D.) at any stage of their candidature who are active and attending. Please note that Honours students, Masters by coursework students, graduate researchers on a leave of absence, lapsed candidates, and graduate researchers employed by RMIT University with potential influence over the competition outcome are not eligible to enter.

Why participate?

Participating in VYT offers you the opportunity to:

  • Develop essential digital communication skills.
  • Build awareness of open access and copyright.
  • Showcase your research to a broader audience.
  • Compete for prizes and recognition.

Judging criteria

Entries will be evaluated based on:

  • Topic understanding
  • Communication and language
  • Creativity and engagement
  • Topic significance


  • 1st prize: $1000
  • 2nd prize: $500
  • 3rd prize: $250
  • People's choice: $250
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Visualise Your Thesis support guide

Access background information, training and support materials, and submit your entry.

Key dates

  • Registrations open: Monday 10 June 2024
  • Open for submissions: Monday 8 July 2024
  • Submissions close: Sunday 11 August 2024
  • Showcase and RMIT University winner announced: Week beginning 19 August 2024
  • International competition winner announced: October 2024

Training and support

We are providing training and support all participants. If you've missed our online workshops, you can watch the recordings on MS SharePoint (login required).


The material presented on this site is provided for the express purpose of the 2024 Visualise Your Thesis programme conducted by RMIT University Library. All copyright in text, data, images, audio, video and other such material on the site is protected by copyright held by The University of Melbourne and is made available for use by RMIT University Library and programme entrants. In using the Visualise Your Thesis programme materials you agree that you must not reproduce, distribute, modify, transmit, reuse or adapt the material contained in this site without the prior written permission of The University of Melbourne.

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.