3MT Competition Call for Participation

3MT = Three Minute Talk

3MT – Participation and Attendance FREE

Submissions closed on 23 September 2021

Your participation will be confirmed on 30 September 2020.
You will receive participation guidelines and a link to join the session.

Air Quality and Human Health Impacts | Air Quality Governance
Air Quality Monitoring and Modelling | Climate Change Mitigation
Policy | Other areas of interest in the field of Air Quality

Virtual Competition Rules:

  • The 3 MT 2021 NACA Conference Competition will be hosted on MS Teams.
  • A single static PowerPoint slide is permitted (no slide transitions, animations or ‘movement’ of any description, the slide is to be presented from the beginning of the oration).
  • A single static slide is permitted in the presentation (no slide transitions, animations or ‘movement’ of any description). This can be visible continuously, or ‘cut to’ (as many times as you like) for a maximum of 1 minute.
  • No additional electronic media (e.g. sound and video files) are permitted.
  • No additional props (e.g. costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipment) are permitted.
  • Presentations are limited to 3 minutes maximum and competitors exceeding 3 minutes are disqualified. (You will have one additional minute to share your slide)
  • Presentations are to be spoken word (e.g. no poems, raps or songs).
  • Presentations are considered to have commenced when a presenter starts their presentation through movement or speech.
  • The decision of the adjudicating panel is final.

Please note: Judging will focus on the presentation, ability to communicate research to a non-specialist audience, and 3MT PowerPoint slide.

Judging Criteria:

Comprehension and content:

  • Did the presentation provide an understanding of the background to the research question being addressed and its significance? Score/10
  • Did the presentation clearly describe the key results of the research including conclusions and outcomes? Score/30
    Was the 3MT topic, key results and research significance and outcomes communicated in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience? Score/15
  • Did the speaker avoid scientific jargon, explain terminology, and provide adequate background information to illustrate points? Score/10
  • • Did the presenter spend adequate time on each element of their presentation – or did they elaborate for too long on one aspect or was the presentation rushed? Score/10

Please note: Rules of the competition and judging criteria adapted from the University of Queensland  (https://threeminutethesis.uq.edu.au/resources)