1. Check out the 3MT Workshop & Competition Schedule for upcoming workshops and plan to attend.
  2. Complete your Participant Worksheet to get started on your winning presentation!
  3. Mark your calendars for the 2024 3MT Semi-Finals and the Final Competition.

Cash Prizes for Winners

1st Place | 2nd Place| Peoples Choice


  • Currently enrolled doctoral students at Augusta University are eligible to participate.
  • Students must present on the research that will culminate in their doctoral dissertation and represent the original research of the participant.
  • A student’s research must be at a stage where conclusions and broader impact can be addressed.
  • Students must be enrolled as an Augusta University student through the end of Spring semester.
  • Graduates are not eligible.
  • Previous first place winners of the 3MT competition are not eligible to participate.
  • Students must have passed their comprehensive exam to be eligible to participate.
  • All disciplines are welcomed and strongly encouraged.


  • Presentations are limited to 3 minutes maximum and competitors exceeding 3 minutes are disqualified.
  • Presentations are to be spoken word (e.g. no poems, raps or songs).
  • Presentations are considered to have commenced when a presenter starts their presentation through either movement or speech.
  • A single static PowerPoint slide is permitted. No slide transitions, animations or movement) and 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.
  • The decision of the adjudicating panel is final.



  • Presentation provided clear motivation, background and significance to the research question
  • Presentation clearly described the research strategy/design and the results/findings of the research
  • Presentation clearly described the conclusions, outcomes and impact of the research



  • The oration was delivered clearly, and the language was appropriate for a non-specialist audience
  • The PowerPoint slide was well-defined and enhanced the presentation
  • The presenter conveyed enthusiasm for their research and captured and maintained the audience’s attention