PhD Voice Elevator Pitch Competition 2021

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Voting opens here on September 3rd.

Welcome to the Elevator Pitch Competition! Only the best and greatest research comp ever!! 🙂

Open to all PhD students and ECRs around the world!

Send your 20 second Elevator Pitches to elevator@phdvoice.org for your chance to wins some valuable prizes!!

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PhD Voice

We, PhD Voice, are a sponsor of this competition as well!!

You know us, you love us, and we love you too! Together, we’re the best! There’s no need for introductions :)! But if you’re somehow not following us on one of our social media accounts (Twitter, Instagram, and PhD Voice Box), make sure you do! It helps us grow and put on events like this – so we can give more back to you! 🙂

What is the Elevator Pitch Competition?

It’s a competition where PhD students and ECRs submit 20 second videos of their Elevator Pitches of their research (whether that’s their entire projects or just small fractions of them) and the public votes on their favorites. It’s that simple.

So enter, get your friends and family to vote, and win some amazing prizes!

Did you say Prizes??

As a matter of fact we did say prizes (with an “s” because there’s more than one prize, and they’re all awesome).

1st place prize is a $100 gift card from Rayyan to buy whatever you want!! Spend it on expenses, on something fun, or even all on coffee if you want and make sure you’re awake for the next month straight!

2nd place prize is a 1 year subscription to scite’s PREMIUM account to help your research, and make it have a greater impact! It’s a sweet prize, AND you get some great swag from them – a coffee mug, t-shirt, pen, and sticker (sent within the U.S.)!

3rd place prize is proofreading of your next document up to 9,000 words, valued at $100. This prize is given by us :). You can find out more here, including what others have to say about our professional quality at very affordable prices.

All of these prizes are awesome, so what are you waiting for!!

How hard is it to do a good Elevator Pitch?

Not that hard really. You got 20 seconds to get your message across, which actually makes it easier because you should only talk about the big picture, and forget about the little details. Just follow these simple guidelines and it becomes super easy:

-Imagine you’re explaining your research to a 5 year old.

-Say what your research is generally about.

-Say why it’s important.

That’s it! Now you got a great Elevator Pitch.

What format should the video be in?

Please submit your video in “.mp4” format.

The Elevator Pitch Competition Timeline

Elevator Pitch Entries Open: July 28th (2021). Send yours in via email to “elevator@phdvoice.org“.

NOTE: THE ENTRY PERIOD HAS BEEN EXTEND UNTIL SEPTEMBER 1st (2021).

Voting Opens (here): September 3rd (2021) (Via this page – tell your family and friends to vote for you!)

Voting Closes: September 17th (2021).

Winners Announced: September 20th (2021) via PhD Voice’s twitter account (PhDVoice).

How To Enter

Simply send your Elevator Pitch Video (in .mp4 format) to us at elevator@phdvoice.org by September 3rd! (2021).

Make sure to include your name. We’ll do the rest! 🙂

Prize Providers and Sponsors

Rayyan

What if systematic review took half the time? Join 120,000+ researchers already doing better, faster and more collaborative systematic review. Designed by researchers for researchers, Rayyan uses technology and intuitive workflows to make systematic literature review faster, easier and more accurate. And, it’s free. Learn more at rayyan.ai

Check them out and follow them on Twitter!

scite

scite is a new platform introducing “Smart Citations” – citations that allow users to see how a scientific paper has been cited by providing the context of the citation and a classification describing whether it provides supporting or contrasting evidence for the cited claim.

Check them out and make sure to follow them on Twitter!

Official Competition Rules

The official competition rules can be found here.

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