Judging Criteria for Oral Presentations

Judges will use a seven-point scale to judge presentations on the following criterion (statement):

Comprehension & Content (first three statements)

  • The speaker provided clear background and significance to the research question
  • The speaker clearly described the research strategy/design and the results/findings of the research
  • The speaker clearly described the conclusions, outcomes and impact of the research, and was able to answer audience questions

Engagement & Communication (last three statements)  

  • The oration was delivered clearly, and the language was appropriate for a non-specialist audience
  • The PowerPoint presentation was well-organized and enhanced the presentation
  • The presenter conveyed enthusiasm for their research, articulated thoughtful answers to questions, and captured and maintained the audience’s attention