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Fast Talker 3 minute thesis competition

  • 17 Feb 2014
  • 15 Apr 2014
  • CSWA

Enter Your Submission Here,
one submission per person
Registration is closed


Got a thesis?

Got the gift of the gab or a visual, moving way to tell your story in 3 minutes or less?

Then you should make a video and enter the CSWA’s Fast Talker, 3-minute thesis competition. You could win $500 and have your video screened for some of the top science journalists, authors and science communicators in the country at this year’s Canadian Science Writers’ Association annual awards dinner in Toronto. And we’ll post it on our website, too. It’s a chance to get your thesis out in front of influential communicators, meet some of the most talented writers in the land, and get a free meal. 

Who’s eligible?

The Fast Talker competition is open to Masters and PhD students registered in a program in Ontario in the following areas who have made substantial progress in their research and analysis: natural sciences, medicine and health, engineering, chemistry, physics.   It  is also open to PhD and Master’s students in Ontario who have defended their thesis but not yet graduated.

What’s eligible?

You may use any props, animation, sound, costumes, instruments, etc. except other humans and dead/alive animals. If you use sound, it cannot be at the same time as the narration. You must speak your presentation, no rap, poems, or songs. You must present the research that went into your thesis.  

Send us a URL or archived link to your video and make sure it is available throughout the judging period and until the end of June 2014.

How Do I Enter?

Make your video. Have fun. Stop when it’s 3 minutes long. Upload it. Fill out the submission form linked here and include the link to your video. Keep that link live until the end of June 2014. Pay the entry fee of $35 and discover that you’ve been given a one-year CSWA student membership. Welcome to the Canadian Science Writers Association!

One entry per student.

Submissions open Feb 17, 2014

Deadline: April 15, 2014  


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