PhD competitions

A collage of some of this year's PhD student presentersThe FoNS Research Showcase 2021 comprises two separate competitions for our PhD student presenters:

Oral presentation competition

The oral presentation competition takes place as part of the main events on the 29 September (Departments of Chemistry and Life Sciences) and 30 September (Department of Physics, the Centre for Environmental Policy and Department of Mathematics).

Poster and video competition: VOTE NOW for your favourite video!

The poster and video competition sees our panel of judges evaluating our PhD student poster and video submissions in advance of the events. This year there is also the people's choice prize! The College community can vote for their favourite video until the 30 September 2021.


  • First prize poster: £300
  • Runner up poster: £200
  • First prize video: £300
  • Runner up video: £200
  • People's choice prize - video (chosen by the Imperial community): £200

The People's Choice Prize: your vote

View the posters and videos that our students have submitted via the links below, and VOTE HERE for your favourite video! before the 30 September (Imperial staff/student login details required).

View the posters and videos