#ShareMyThesis Competition Launches

share_my_thesisEThOS (E-Theses Online Service) at the British Library launches #ShareMyThesis Twitter competition.

The competition

Could you summarise why your PhD research is important in 140 characters or less? Tweet why your PhD is important, using the hashtag #ShareMyThesis. Your tweet should convey more than just the topic of your thesis and explain what makes your research is important and interesting to others. Make sure your tweet is self-contained and understandable to a non-specialist.

The competition is open worldwide to all PhD students past and present and to entries from all subject areasTweets must be received by 9 February 2015 at 10.00 GMT. The judging panel will then select the top eight tweets. The eight shortlisted entrants will be asked to write a short article (up to 600 words) elaborating on their tweet and explaining why their PhD research is important.

The prize

The winner will receive a 15-inch MacBook pro. Second prize is an iPad and third prize a £200 Amazon voucher.

Full terms and conditions can be found on the British Library webpage.