Jul 4 – 6, 2022
Orto Botanico, Padova - Italy
Europe/Rome timezone


PechaKucha Competition

Ever since the intial success at the ITER Edition in 2018, PechaKucha is a central programme element.

What is PechaKucha?

PechaKucha is a type of presentation, with a very strict format. A PechaKucha presentation has exactly 20 slides, and each slide will be shown for exactly 20 seconds. Such a presentation last for 400 seconds, or 6 minutes and 40 seconds.

Please note that it is exactly 20 slides and exactly 20 seconds per slide. You are not allowed to spend for example 15 seconds on one slide and 25 on another to compensate. Sticking to this 20 seconds per slide is an important part of this competition. It is therefore mandatory to set your presentation on auto transition, so that every slide will be shown for exactly 20 seconds. Below are instructions for the most common presentation formats. To maximise spontaneity, pre-recordings will not be allowed. We recommend to practice well.

Interested, but still a little confused about the format? You can find many good examples on the official website of PechaKucha. Curious how the participants of previous years fared? You can find their presentations on the Fusenet website, right here.

Prize categories

It is not a competition without prizes. 
Here are the categories for the PechaKucha awards:

  1. Best overall presentation
  2. Most engaging presentation
  3. Best looking presentation
  4. Best explanation of research
  5. Most unique presentation

The winners will win a cozy prize.

The last edition PechaKucha winner

Instructions for confirmed presenters:
What is a PechaKucha? How to create it?


How to submit your slides