AWARDS & GRANTS

Entries for the student awards have now closed.

STUDENT AWARDS

Several competitive awards are available to students participating in the World Fisheries Congress 2021. These awards are designed to recognise excellence in science communication across multiple platforms.

All student award entries will be judged in their virtual format (pre-recorded videos) by independent judges.

Who is eligible?

Any student who has submitted an abstract to the WFC2021 can apply in the open categories. Students must be members of the Australian Society for Fish Biology (ASFB) at the time of submission to be eligible for ASFB’s student awards. New members are welcome and can join here.

Students enrolled in a Bachelor or Honours degree are eligible for junior awards.

Students enrolled in a Masters or PhD are eligible for senior awards.

How to enter?

Students who have submitted an abstract to the WFC2021 can nominate to be considered for one or more of these awards under ‘WFC2021 Student Registration’ when they register to participate in the congress. Please submit your pre-recorded talk by the 27 August as per the speaker guidelines provided by All Occasions Group. You will receive speaker guidelines once you have registered for the Congress. If you have any queries about submitting please contact: conference@aomevents.com

The Awards

Best oral presentation

  • WFC2021 Open Award. Prize A$500 (Sponsored by the Harry Butler Institute)
  • ASFB Gilbert P. Whitley Award. Prize A$600 (junior and senior) (Funded by ASFB)

Entrants for both the WFC2021 Open Award and the ASFB Gilbert P. Whiley Award will be considered for the WFC2021 Open Award. The overall highest ranked student will be awarded the WFC2021 open prize, and the highest ranked ASFB student members (junior and senior) will be awarded the ASFB Gilbert P. Whitley awards. Winners of the ASFB Gilbert P. Whitley Awards are eligible to also win the WFC2021 Open Award.

Best speed talk

  • WFC2021 Open Award. Prize $500 (Sponsored by Harry Butler Institute)
  • ASFB Best Speed Talk. Prize $600 (each for junior and senior) (Funded by ASFB)

Entrants for both the WFC2021 Open Award and ASFB Best Speed Talk will be considered for the WFC2021 Open Award. The top 50 applicants (judged by their submitted abstract) will be invited to submit a pre-recorded speed talk (maximum 3-minutes length) that will be made available to delegates on the WFC2021 website. The top 10 presentations will be viewed during a dedicated session within the congress that will include live questions from delegates.

The overall highest ranked student will be awarded the WFC2021 open prize, and the highest ranked ASFB student members (junior and senior) will be awarded the ASFB Best Speed Talk awards. Winners of the Best Speed Talk Awards are also eligible to win the WFC2021 Open Award.

Video competition

  • WFC2021 Open Award. Prize: A$2000 (Sponsored by Harry Butler Institute)
  • ASFB Video Award. Prize: A$1000 (Funded by ASFB)

Entries for the video competition have now closed.

The video competition is separate to the speed talks, designed to showcase a student’s research by presenting results in an exceptionally creative audio-visual format. Videos entries must be a maximum of 3-minutes in length. Videos will be visible to all delegates on the WFC2021 website. The overall highest ranked student video will be awarded the Gilbert P. Whitley junior (Honours level or equivalent), or senior (Masters / PhD) winner. Winners of the ASFB Video Award are also eligible to win the WFC2021 Open Award. Click here for more details and to upload a video to the student video competition.

Graphical abstract award

  • ASFB Graphical Abstract Award. Prize: A$600 (each for junior and senior) (Funded by ASFB)

The deadline to submit a graphical abstract is 31 August 2021.

The Graphical Award is open to ASFB students only. Please click here to become an ASFB member. Please submit your graphical abstract to Steve Beatty: S.Beatty@murdoch.edu.au. Delegates will be able to view all entries. Independent judging will select the winner.

Questions?

Please contact conference@aomevents.com if you have any queries.