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Undergraduate Research & Creativity Presentation Competition

Three minutes. One slide. Your story.

RIT Undergraduate Research & Creativity Presentation Competition

This college-wide event challenges students to present a compelling story about their research or creative work and its significance. Participants must convey their message in just three minutes and one static slide (no transitions, animation, video, audio, or movement of any kind) in language appropriate to a non-specialist, interdisciplinary audience. No additional props are permitted.

Any RIT undergraduate student currently enrolled in at least one course during the spring 2017 semester is eligible to enter.

How to enter

  1. Record the presentation (see information below).
  2. Upload the file to YouTube.
  3. Email the YouTube link to no later than Friday, March 31.

Submissions will be reviewed and selected finalists will be invited to present before a live audience on Monday, April 10 at 1PM in Ingle Auditorium. A panel of judges composed of industry experts and RIT faculty and alumni will determine the top three speakers. First place wins $250, second place wins $150, and third place wins $100.

Where to go for help preparing, delivering, and recording your presentation

Students are encouraged to use the Expressive Communication Center (ECC) to meet with a consultant for one-on-one help with all phases of presentation preparation and delivery, including topic selection, outline construction, audience needs, slide/visual design, delivery techniques, and anxiety management. The ECC is also equipped with a monitor to display multimedia and a DVR unit to record presentations.

The ECC is located on the second floor of The Wallace Center, Room 2550. Email to make an appointment. Visit the ECC website for hours.

Email questions to