Judging Information

Essential to the success of the 3MT competition is the participation of presentation judges!  If you would like to be a judge for 3MT @UBC, please contact us.  Judges are needed for departmental heats, semi-finals and finals.

Once you have been successfully chosen to be a judge, you will be evaluating the participants on the following:

1. Comprehension & Content:

  • Did the presentation provide clear background and significance to the research question?
  • Did the presentation provide clear positionality of the presenter to the research and research approach?
  • Did the presentation clearly describe the research strategy/design and the results/findings of the research?
  • Did the presentation clearly describe the (or potential) conclusions, outcomes and impact of the research
  • Was the PowerPoint slide well-defined? Did the slide enhance the presentation?

2. Engagement & Communication:

  • Was the oration delivered clearly?
  • Was the language appropriate for a non-specialist audience?
  • Did the presenter convey enthusiasm for the research, capture & maintain the audience’s attention?

Please note: video and sound quality of live virtual event presentations will NOT be part of the adjudication criteria


Download the Judging Rubric