Are you known for your ability to communicate easily? Are you particularly highlighted for your ability to popularize and synthesize scientific content? This contest is for you!

The challenge is to present a scientific communication in 180 seconds, not a second more, not a second less! The speech must be clear, concise and convincing in front of a diverse and passionate audience! By participating in this contest, you will be called upon to develop your communication skills by having the public’s encouragement and a single PowerPoint slide as your only support.

Among the proposals received by April 15, 2019, a pre-selection will take place on May 12, 2019 to identify the ten participants (five in French and five in English) who will have the honour of competing in the grand finale on May 13, 2019! The three best communicators will be awarded one of the three prizes that will help to improve their academic record (academic or research): Jury Prize, Public Prize and Coup de Coeur Prize.

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This competition is open to university students, professors and researchers! Sign up now!!!

Conditions of participation

  • Be a university student (master’s and doctorate), university professor or university researcher registered at the 5th Congress on Resilience in Yaoundé (doctoral students are strongly invited to participate in this competition)
  • Present on a topic related to one of the congress themes
  • Present in French or English

Evaluation criteria

  • Speaking skills and involvement (rated out of 6)
    For example, it concerns the volume and flow of the voice, the rhythm of the speech, the gestures, the passion shown, the mastery of the subject and the presence (attractiveness) on stage.
  • Extension (rated out of 6)
    For example, it concerns the ability to explain complex concepts in an accessible way, to use humour, stylistic figures and concrete examples.
  • Structure of the presentation (noted out of 6)
    For example, this concerns the organization of your speech, the sequence of ideas and the balance between the different sections of your presentation (introduction – development – conclusion).
  • Points “Coup de cœur” (noted on 2)
    These are exceptionally high points for a particularly original performance. These points are left to the discretion of each member of the jury.

Other relevant information:

  • Submissions for this competition may be the same as those submitted as part of the congress in “classical” or any other presentation (free choice of the participant).
  • Preparatory information will be sent before May 12, 2019 to registered participants.
  • Master’s and doctoral students are strongly encouraged to register.






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    Be a university student (master's and doctorate), university professor or university researcher registered at the 5th Congress on Resilience in Yaoundé (doctoral students are strongly invited to participate in this competition)Present on a topic related to one of the congress themesPresent in French or EnglishBe available on May 12 and 13, 2020, for the pre-selection and grand final of the competition (I understand that only finalists selected on May 12, 2020 must compete on May 13, 2020)