Visualise Your Thesis

Visualise Your Thesis challenges higher degree research candidates at any stage of their candidature to present their project in a 60-second, eye-catching digital narrative. Using a pre-supplied template, you are tasked with developing a striking looped presentation that outlines your research, and its potential benefits, to a non-specialist audience.

By creating a “visual elevator pitch”, you will develop your digital literacy and visual storytelling skills. The digital format allows for different levels of creativity, multimedia, and interpretation, and is open to all disciplines. 

The UNSW winner will receive $1,000 and will be entered into the International Visualise Your Thesis competition for a chance to win up to $5,000 cash. 

Curious to see how others have responded to this challenge? Have a look at the 2020 Visualise Your Thesis international showcase gallery, which features last year’s winning entries from local competitions held at Australian and international universities. 

Want to know more? Download the Entrant Pack. Want to join the competition? Email us at and we will send you the checklist and PowerPoint template.

Note: requirements and templates differ from last year.

Key Dates

1 March Competition opens

1 June Competition closes

1 July UNSW winner selected

1 September  International VYT Competition