Convince Me in 3





Ready to compete with the best of your peers? Students in any branch of Kinesiology are called to challenge each other in a digital research competition. Do you think you can portray your project in just 3 minutes? If you do, consider competing for The Outstanding Convince Me in 3 Student Award. The winner receives a $100 cash prize and item from the ICSK store. 

Description of Convince Me in 3

Convince Me in 3 (CM3), is an off spin of a worldwide phenomenon about defending your research in just a few minutes. CM3 has some premise based on this idea, but it is uniquely created for Research Week through a collaboration between associates of the International Journal of Exercise Science (IJES) and International Community for Scholars in Kinesiology (ICSK). Being pre-recorded, the opportunity to create, explore, develop, and present your research is unparalleled compared with live competitions. In some ways, the stakes may be higher, as the professionalism may be practiced and perfected. There are few restrictions, so be a bit unhinged, dream the presentation into uniqueness. We look forward to your submissions. “Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine.” ― Ludwig van Beethoven

Submissions will be accepted February 1 through March 1, 2021. 

What Are We Looking For?

  • The purpose of your created work should be clear, logically delivered, and leave the audience with an appreciation for the significance of the task
    • Communication of what you did, what you found, and why it matters OR what you plan to do, and expected benefits related to the outcomes
  • Keep it simple — imagine you are explaining your research to a friend or family member
  • Confident speech and body language
    • We recommend projecting your voice, pacing your speech appropriately, standing tall, and moving around a bit as you present
  • You may include a background that exemplifies you, your work, or the beauty of your academic institution or country
  • Attire – No “dress code,” but if you are unsure of how to dress, you may like to dress how you would for a job interview or an important meeting. Costumes or cultural dress is accepted
  • Enthusiasm! Excitement! Passion! This is your way to separate yourself from the other great presentations. This is so important that we considered adding it to the requirements section…

Requirements for the CM3 Created Work:

  • Be a student member of the ICSK
  • 3 minutes maximum
  • Recorded via (or related video capture system) & converted to a PUBLIC Youtube link (private links will not be viewable by the judges)
  • The presenter must appear on screen, even if it is just in the corner of the presentation
  • Multiple people may be involved in the creation, but only one person can present the CM3 work
  • Presentation in English
  • Scientific Abstract → For abstract expectations, please review #2 in the IJES author submission guidelines 
  • Completed work must be approved by IRB or IUAC, with a statement of verification made somewhere in the recording
  • Prospective work must be acceptable in comparison to IRB or IUAC standards (at the discretion of the judges)

Formatting your Competition Presentation:

  • Start by introducing yourself, what degree you are seeking and where you are studying.
  • No restriction on slide transitions, animations, or on-screen movements
  • Self-created electronic media is permitted; this includes sounds, music, animation, or video
  • Royalty-free or open access materials may support your created work, but you are responsible for confirming usability
  • All forms of rhythmic, poetic, and lyrical representation are permitted (including songs, raps, etc.), but must be the presenter’s original work

Things That Will Result in Disqualification:

  • Submission exceeds 3-minute time limit (no exceptions)
  • If the video is not viewable (make sure it is public and published). 
  • No duplicate submissions. If you do not see your video 30 minutes after you published it, verify on your youtube account that the settings are public and that the video is published before reaching out to an ICSK representative). 
  • Failure to submit accompanying scientific abstract
  • Inappropriate or culturally insensitive content*
  • Political, religious, and/or sexual content, unless directly connected to your research*

* Determined at the discretion of the screening and judging committees

Friendly Reminder

  • Created works are open to interpretation from the screening and judging committees, whose decisions are final and non-disputable
  • This is not a “presentation” this is a competition! You are welcome to use data previously presented in a different format at other conferences because the format is dramatically different. 
File formats supported: YouTube or Vimeo video links

Look at this year’s winner!!

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