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.

Madeline Elder, a graduate of Western Kentucky University, won 2020's Convince Me in 3 competition using innovative video capture software, sound research practices, and a compelling presentation. Will you be this year's winner?


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:

    1. 3 minutes maximum
    2. Recorded via (or related video capture system) & converted to any of the following file types: 3gp, asx, avi, f4v, flv, mkv, mov, mp4, mpg, wmv
    3. The presenter must appear on screen, even if it is just in the corner of the presentation
    4. Multiple people may be involved in the creation, but only one person can present the CM3 work
    5. Presentation in English
    6. Scientific Abstract →For abstract expectations, please review #2 in the IJES author submission guidelines
    7. Completed work must be approved by IRB or IUAC, with a statement of verification made somewhere in the recording
    8. Prospective work must be acceptable in comparison to IRB or IUAC standards (at the discretion of the judges)
      1. 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. You will receive a confirmation email when the submission is complete.
          • 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.

            Link to Submission Form:

            Submit Presentation

            ICSK encourages and welcomes submissions and participation both domestically and internationally from across the educational spectrum. ICSK does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.