3 Minute Thesis Competition
3MT® Thesis Competition 2020
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga is pleased to once again host the Indigenous Post-Graduate 3 Minute (3MT®) Thesis Competition at the 9th Biennial International Indigenous Research Conference 2020.
When: Wednesday, 18 November 2020
Where: University of Auckland Business School, Owen G Glenn Building, Lecture Theatre 260-098
- Open to ALL New Zealand Māori, Pacific and Indigenous international students currently enrolled in a PhD at a tertiary institution.
- ALL online entries (including Supervisor Nomination form) must be received by Friday, 4 September 2020.
Terms & Conditions of Entry:
- This exciting event offers New Zealand Māori, Pacific and Indigenous international students, currently enrolled in a PhD at a tertiary institution, the chance to present their research to a global audience and compete for some sponsored prizes. There are only 10 places available in the competition. Selection of the competitors will be at the discretion of the Organising Committee.
- PLEASE read the additional information, competition rules and judging criteria
- $1,000NZD cash stipend for the Best Presentation in te reo Māori.
- $1,000NZD cash stipend for the Best Presentation in English.
- $500 cash stipend for Audience Favourite.
- Sponsored book prizes.
- Other "spot" prizes.
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- Doctoral candidates whose thesis is under examination are eligible to compete; however, students who have had their degree conferred do not qualify.
- Candidates accept that their participation in this competition may be photographed and filmed and these made available across the host’s, Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga’s website and social media sites.
- Candidates must be registered to attend Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga’s 9th Biennial International Indigenous Research Conference - IIRC20 to be eligible for selection.
IIRC20 3MT® Competition Rules:
- A single PowerPoint slide is permitted. No slide transitions, animations, or ‘movement’ of any description are allowed.
- The slide is to be presented from the beginning of the oration.
- No additional electronic media (e.g. sound and video files) are permitted.
- No other props (e.g. musical instruments) are allowed.
- Presentations are limited to 3 minutes maximum. Slides will be automatically set to a 3-minute timer. The timer will start as soon as the slide appears and end as soon as the slide disappears.
- Presentations are to be spoken word (e.g. no poems, raps, songs, or other types of performances).
- The presentation can be given in either English or te reo Māori.
- The decision of the Judges Panel is final.
- Communication style: was the thesis topic and its significance communicated in language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience?
- Comprehension: did the presentation help the audience understand the thesis topic?
- Engagement: did the presentation make the audience want to know more?
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