Three minutes and one slide to make an impression.
Selected entries will compete during Graduate Student Appreciation Week for $2,000 in cash prizes and a chance to represent Beaver Nation at the statewide 3MT competition.
Enter by April 12 April 16, 2017
Information and Inspiration Session
Come and learn the rules and requirements for the 3MT. Learn how to make a winning presentation with Francisco Guerrero, OSU’s 2015 3MT first place winner, will also share his LaRGe communication model: making your presentations Likable, Reliable, and Gettable. Learn more.
Where: MU 206
Time: 3-4 p.m.
Deadline for Entries
Submit your video recorded entry and Powerpoint slide to enter the competition. Extended to April 16.
People moving on to the final competition will be notified by this date so they can prepare for their talks.
Finalists are invited to practice their talks. The public is invited to provide feedback
Where: MU 206
Time: 3-4 p.m.
Final competition during Graduate Student Week
Join us during the Grad Showcase (4-5 p.m.) and stay to watch the top 10 finalists compete for the grand prize
Where: LaSells Stewart Center
Time: 5:15-7 p.m.
Participants have three minutes to present, using no more than one static slide. A committee consisting of two graduate students, a professional communications specialist, a community member and a representative from the Graduate School select the top two presentations. Judges evaluate presentations for comprehension, engagement, and communication. The audience picks the People's Choice winner.
These three individuals will also compete in the 3MT State Championships on May 20 at the University of Oregon.
If you want a place to host your video entry try using OSU's media website. Log in to that website, and you can upload your video recording there. You can also create a webcam recording right from the site. Make sure to mark your video as unlisted and get the URL of the video for the entry form.
Winning the 3MT requires a connection with the audience and judges. One way to do this is by thinking about your project as a narrative, with a beginning, rising action, climax, and resolution. Classic storytelling techniques, combined with an attractive graphic or image, could put you on top this year. Remember, you will be presenting to a non-specialist audience, not at a technical conference.
Want to learn more? Join us on March 16 for an informational session that will include tips from past 3MT participants.
Here are some websites and examples to get your inspired.
OSU 2016 winner Andrew Brereton
At every level of the competition, each competitor will be assessed on the three judging criteria listed below. Please note that each criterion is equally weighted and has an emphasis on audience.