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Competition Rules

  • Presentations are limited to 3 minutes maximum, and competitors exceeding 3 minutes are disqualified.
  • Presentations are considered to have commenced when a presenter starts their presentation through speech (timing does not include the 3MT title slide).
  • A single static slide is permitted in the presentation (no slide transitions, animations or ‘movement’ of any description).
  • No additional props (e.g. costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipment, or animated backgrounds) are permitted.
  • Presentations are to be spoken word (e.g. no poems, raps, or songs).
  • No additional electronic media (e.g. sound or video files) are permitted.
  • The decision of the adjudicating panel is final.

Check out our LibGuide for more information!

Here is the judging rubric to be used at the preliminary and final rounds.