Twenty five institutions from six countries competed in the third international competition. All finalists’ works were added to the Visualise Your Thesis figshare repository where the public can watch and download the creative commons licenced videos, and the creators can gain insights into their impact through altmetrics tracking. The field was judged by a three judge panel and announced at eResearch Australasia on October 14th 2021.

The 2021 international prize pool totalled $8,000 AUD. The winners were:

2021 VYT International Competition prizes and winners:

First prize: AUD $5,000

Krystall Campbell, University of Technology Sydney

The experiences of Australian First in Family university students and graduate: an intergenerational and intersectional exploration

Second prize: AUD $2,000

Hannah Petocz, La Trobe University

Wondering if I was the Problem': Exploring the Perpetuation and impact of Dating Violence on young Australian Women

Third prize: AUD $1,000

Ratanapat Suchat, Swinburine University of Technology

Brand nostalgia: the emotional responses of Thai students studying in Australia to Thai condiment packaging

Highly commended

2021 Trending on VYT competition

The entry with the most views as recorded on figshare between 4-10 October 2021: Md Eaysir Arafat, Queensland University of Technology, Effectiveness of Interventions for Mobile Phone Distracted Pedestrians

The winner of the 2021 Trending on VYT competition will be the video with the most views as recorded in the 2021 figshare gallery. Downloads will not be used to determine the winner.

Views were counted from midnight, Monday 4th October (GMT), to 11:59pm on Sunday, 10 October (GMT). Make sure to check your local start and local end times so your view counts.

The 2021 judges were Dr Tamika Heiden, Al Cossar and Professor Deb Verhoeven. Find out more about the 2021 judges here.