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#ShareMyThesis competition launched by the British Library

The British Library has launched a new competition called #ShareMyThesis. The competition challenges both current and past PhD students to create a tweet summarising in 140 characters or less why their PhD research is important.

The competition is open PhD students worldwide and from all subject areas.

There will be prizes for the first, second and third placed entrants – the first prize is a 15 inch MacBook Pro.

Competition entrants must tweet their message using the hashtag #ShareMyThesis by February 9th 2015 at 10.00.

A judging panel will then select the eight top tweets and these 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 judging panel will then select a winner and two runners up by March 20th 2015.

The British Library is the home of the EThOS service for UK PhD theses – over 140,000 theses are freely available to download for your research and a further 200,000 are available for scanning on demand.

For more details, and the competition’s terms and conditions, visit the British Library’s competition web page.

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