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.

Registrations for 2020 have now closed


Prizes for the 2020 VYT International Competition:

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

2020 Participating Institutions


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 2019 Finalists Showcase

2020 Judges

Professor Ginny Barbour


Australasian Open Access Strategy Group (AOASG) and Professor at Queensland University of Technology

Graeme Base (Photo by Robyn Base)

Graeme Base

Author and Illustrator

Recipient of over thirty Australian and international publishing awards, and with global sales exceeding six million copies, he has established himself as one of Australia's pre-eminent creators of imaginative works for children.

Deb Verhoeven

Research Chair

Canada 150 Research Chair in Gender and Cultural Informatics at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Prior to this position she was the Associate Dean of Engagement at UTS.

Read more about the judges


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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.