3MT - Call for entries

"The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is a competition for thesis-based graduate students in which participants present their scholarly and creative activity and its wider impact in 3 minutes or less."

"The competition offers a unique opportunity for graduate students from all disciplines, pushing them to consolidate their ideas and crystallize their research discoveries while communicating across disciplines within the university and to the broader public. Presenting in a 3MT competition increases the capacity of graduate students to effectively explain their scholarly and creative activity in a clear and concise manner, and in a language appropriate to a general audience."

Polytechnique Montréal's internal competition is open to students enrolled in the master's and doctoral programs, but only the winner of the doctoral program will represent the School at the national finals.

How to participate?
Before February 6, 2023, send your presentation text to etudes.superieures@polymtlca.

Dates to remember : 

  • January 27, 2023: Training proposed by Acfas for doctoral students wishing to participate in the competition (registration available here)
  • February 6, 2023: Deadline for registration. Presentation text to be sent to
  • March 16, 2023: Internal competition at the Bernard Lamarre amphitheater
  • May 10, 2023: National final of Ma thèse en 180 secondes, which will take place during the 90th Congress of Acfas in Montreal
  • November 2023: Three Minute Thesis National Finals in Victoria, British Columbia - (date not known yet)

Find all the information about the competition on the Graduate Studies page, under the heading "My thesis in 180 seconds".

The Direction des affaires académiques et de l'expérience étudiante (DAEE) and the Association des étudiants aux cycles supérieurs de Polytechnique (AÉCSP) are organizing this internal selection contest reserved for Polytechnique students. The winners of the contest will be determined by a jury composed of members of the Polytechnique faculty and the Quebec scientific media.

For each version of the contest (French and English), the prizes are :
- 1st prize: $500 and participation in the grand finale of Acfas (French) and ACES (English)
- 2nd prize: $250
- 3rd prize: $150
- Public prize awarded by audience vote


From Wednesday December 21, 2022 to Monday February 6, 2023
Starts at 12:30




Polytechnique Montréal - Main Building
2500, chemin de Polytechnique
Montreal, Québec
C-631 Amphithéâtre Bernard-Lamarre