Rules for the Coimbra Group 3 Minute Thesis Competition

1. Presentations are in English limited to 3 minutes and competitors exceeding 3 minutes are disqualified.

2. A single static slide is permitted - widescreen 16:9 size (no slide transitions, animations or 'movement' of any description). As regards the video submitted to the CG Office, the slide must not be included/merged into the video, but must be submitted as a separate PDF file. A title slide containing the name of the university, the name of the contestant, the title of the presentation and the research area should be submitted along with the slide illustrating the talk.

3. The video must be filmed at an institutional live 3MT event, and not be a “studio” recording. It must have only one camera angle filmed from one static position. Zoom in and out from the static position is acceptable. The presentation by the doctoral researcher must stand for itself: oral introductions at the event shall not be included, nor any opening credits by the producers.

4. The 3-minute audio must be continuous – no cuts, edits, breaks etc.

5. No additional props (e.g. laser pointer, costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipment, animated backgrounds) are permitted.

6. Presentations are to be spoken word (e.g. no poems, raps or songs).

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

8. No additional electronic media (e.g. sound and video files) are permitted within the video recording.

9. Video submissions not following the rules above will not be accepted. A group of technical experts will decide upon such cases. Eligible videos will be judged by the jury. Its decision is final.


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