Three Minute Thesis IGARSS 2023

Three Minute Thesis IGARSS 2023

We are delighted to invite research-based master’s or doctoral students attending IGARSS 2023 to participate in the Three Minute Thesis competition (3MT™). This prestigious academic competition, founded by the University of Queensland, is designed to enhance students’ research communication and presentation skills by challenging them to describe their thesis topic in just three minutes to a general audience using one static slide.

To  participate, simply submit a 3-minute video describing your research and thesis topic to a video platform like YouTube or TikTok. or through a private URL accessible only by the evaluation committee. Your video will be evaluated in the first round based on  presentation skills (40%), scientific quality (40%) and originality (20%) of the topic presented. Any visual aid, such as multiple slides or animations, is permitted only for this phase of the competition.

The top 10 submissions will be invited to the final round, which will take place in person during IGARSS 2023.

Three winners will be selected by the judging panelists based on these competition rules, and awarded cash prizes of 500$, 300$, and 200$, along with  “IEEE GRSS Excellence in Technical Communication Student Prize Award” certificates.


We are excited to announce that we will also have an audience voting system in place for the final round of the competition. This means that the audience will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite presentation, and the participant with the most votes will receive the People’s Choice Award.

For the initial phase, please submit your videos by April 30 May 7, 2023 through this form.

If you have any questions about the competition, feel free to contact us at

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to showcase your communication skills while sharing your research with a wider audience. We look forward to receiving your submissions!

Timeline of the competition

By April 30 May 7, 2023: Submit a 3-minute video for the first stage of the competition.

May 12, 2023: First round outcome: Top 10 submissions are invited to the final round.

July 16 – 21, 2023: 3MT™ competition final round and announcement of the winners at IGARSS banquet. The exact date will be announced soon.