3-Minute Speech Competition Information

3-minute speech comp

To be eligible for this event, you must be a registered student at NMT.


Wednesday, April 17, 1pm-4pm at Skeen Library, Tripp Room

Static slide is due by 5pm on Friday, April 12. Submit your static (no animation) slide to srs@nmt.edu.

Event Coordinator: SRS Staff (srs@nmt.edu)

This event is ideally suited for one presenter, although a team may register. Each competitor has three minutes to present, with one static slide. You will present your research topic, explain how the research is (or will be) conducted, and identify what impact it will have on the general or academic community.

Unlike the other two events (Posters and Oral Presentations), you do not need to submit an abstract for this competition.

To help prepare you for the competition, we offer workshops to assist you. In order for you to participate in the competition, you must attend the 3-Minute Speech Workshop and the 3-Minute Speech Rehearsal. Registration is required for all events. 

3-Minute Speech Workshop 

Wednesday, April 3, 6pm-7:30pm at Skeen Library, Tripp Room

3-Minute Speech Rehearsal

Wednesday, April 10, 6pm-7:30pm at Skeen Library, Tripp Room



How will I know if I'm selected?

All applicants will be notified through email of their selection.

How will I be evaluated?

Interested in knowing what and how you will be evaluated? Here's the 3-Minute Speech Competition Evaluation Rules & Criteria.

Evaluation for the competition is done by two types of people: Judges and Reviewers.

The panel of judges will be front and center during your presentation. Using the criteria provided above, they will evaluate your presentation and provide feedback. The panel is generally made up of faculty and staff from NMT. The panel is pre-selected by the SRS Staff.

Reviewers can be anyone, and they provide anonymous, general feedback that occurs immediately after your presentation. Using tally sheets, reviewers will answer a series of questions regarding your presentation. Anyone wishing to participate as a Reviewer will be given a tally sheet at the door.

Judges will deliberate after all speeches are complete to award 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places (for a total of three awards). Detailed evaluations will be emailed to you after the SRS is over (please allow time for processing).

When do I need to give you my slide, and how do I get it to you?

All slides are due by 5pm on Friday, April 12. Please submit them electronically by sending an email to srs@nmt.edu with the subject title "3-Minute Slide Submission." If you have any questions or have issues with your submission, please contact the event coordinator.

How will I know if I win?

Winners for the 3-Minute Speech Competition will be announced as soon as possible after the event. They will also be announced on this website and via social media.

Have other questions?

Please email us at srs@nmt.edu with any questions you may have. We're happy to help!

Registration is now closed

Need more information or clarification?

For general information, please email srs@nmt.edu