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NUS 3MT Video Competition - Up on YouTube now!

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Dear Graduate Students,

The videos of NUS-3MT online video competition are up on our YouTube channel! You can view all participants' video and vote for him/her by clicking on "like". The video with most number of likes will win the "People's Choice" Award for S$500! (Click on "Watch on Youtube" to like the video.)

The closing date is 30th September.

3MT extend


A single static PowerPoint slide is permitted. No slide transitions, animations or 'movement' of many 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 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.

Presentations are to be spoken word (eg. no poems, raps or songs).

Presentations are to commence from the stage.

Presentations are considered to have commenced when a presenter starts their presentation through either movement or speech.

The decision of the adjudicating panel is final.

Judging Criteria

The judging panel will consist of esteemed professors from NUS and senior research students from NUS Graduate Students’ Society who will judge your video based on the following criteria:

Comprehension & Content:

Did the presentation provide an understanding of the background to the research question being addressed and its significance?

Did the presentation clearly describe the key results of the research including conclusions and outcomes?

Did the presentation follow a clear and logical sequence?

Was the thesis topic, key results and research significance and outcomes communicated in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience?

Did the speaker avoid scientific jargon, explain terminology and provide adequate background information to illustrate points?

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?

Engagement and communication:

Did the oration make the audience want to know more?

Was the presenter careful not to trivialise or generalise their research?

Did the presenter convey enthusiasm for their research?

Did the presenter capture and maintain their audience's attention?

Did the speaker have sufficient stage presence, eye contact and vocal range; maintain a steady pace, and have a confident stance?

Did the PowerPoint slide enhance the presentation - was it clear, legible, and concise?


First Prize: S$1000

First runner-up: S$800

Second runner-up: $500

People’s Choice (Most public likes on our YouTube channel): $500

For more information and to watch previous winning videos, do visit the official 3MT website:

Videos from previous years' winners can be found HERE.


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