2020 sees the second International Visualise Your Thesis Competition, where the winners of local competitions – organized by national and international universities – will compete against each other in an online International Competition final.


We invite universities to register to participate by running a local Visualise Your Thesis competition using our guidelines and competition kit. Each participating institution will provide a finalist for the online 2020 International Visualise Your Thesis Competition. The competition is for currently-enrolled PhD, MPhil and professional Doctorate (Research) candidates.

Registering institutions are asked to agree to the Competition Terms and Conditions and to read our privacy statement.



Prizes for the 2020 VYT International Competition:

  • First prize: AUD $5,000
  • Second prize: AUD $2,000
  • Third prize: AUD $1,000

2020 Participating Universities

  • Australian National University (ANU)
  • Central Queensland University (CQU)
  • Coventry University
  • Curtin University
  • Deakin University
  • La Trobe University
  • Monash University
  • Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
  • Southern Cross University
  • Southern University of Science and Technology
  • The University of Adelaide
  • The University of Hong Kong
  • University of Johannesburg
  • The University of Melbourne
  • The University of New South Wales, Sydney
  • The University of Sydney
  • The University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
  • Western Sydney University


January - August 2020

Visualise Your Thesis heats held at individual universities worldwide. Winners of local Visualise Your Thesis heats entered into the International Visualise Your Thesis Competition (online).

September - October 2020

Inaugural International Visualise Your Thesis Competition (online) with a prize announcement at a research event (venue and date TBC).

View the Finalists Showcase


The 2020 judges will be announced later in the year.

The 2019 judges were:

Read more about the judges


The International Visualise Your Thesis competition showcase is powered by figshare.

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Sponsorship enquiries

Sponsorship enquiries are welcome at any time. Businesses interested in finding out more about sponsorship opportunities associated with the competition should email visualise-thesis@unimelb.edu.au for further information and a sponsorship prospectus.