The IETS has established the CSIRO Best Poster Competition to encourage graduate students to attend and participate in the IETS annual conference. To enter the poster competition you must answer “yes” to the Best Poster Competition question (question #3 when submitting your abstract). You must be listed as first author for the competition.
The experimental data presented in the abstract must be original and must have been gathered during the student’s program. The individual entering the competition must have been a meeting.
The format must conform to the IETS guidelines for Preparation of Abstracts for Poster Presentation. Data presented in this abstract may not have been accepted for publication elsewhere, nor have been presented at any national or international meeting prior to the IETS annual conference. If a student has submitted a manuscript containing the same data that are the basis for the abstract submitted to the IETS and receives notification that the manuscript will be published prior to the time of the competition, the abstract submitted to the IETS must be withdrawn immediately and the student will not be eligible to compete at the IETS annual conference.
All graduate students participating in the CSIRO Best Poster Competition must send in a PDF of their poster by December 1, 2023. Those participants not submitting a PDF of their poster will be withdrawn from the competition.
At the IETS annual conference, the student finalists will be judged on the quality of their poster presentation. Judges will be representative IETS members appointed to the Education Committee of the IETS Foundation who have no conflicts of interest with respect to students in the competition. A first-place winner and two runners-up will be awarded a cash prize (US$400 and US$200, respectively) and an inscribed plaque.
Previous winners of this award are not eligible to compete. To apply for this competition, simply check the appropriate box on the IETS Electronic Abstract Submission Form.
Novelty & Significance (0-5) in the study, ranging from 0 (completely unoriginal and/or inappropriate) to 5 (ground breaking and innovative and/or a major impact on the field)
Methodology & Experimental setup (0-5) of the work, ranging from 0 (very incomplete or/and none) to 5 (clear methodology and/or excellent setup of experiments)
Thoroughness & Accuracy (0-5) of the work, ranging from 0 (very incomplete and/or none) to 5 (very thorough and/or a major impact on the field)
Design (0-10) of the poster, ranging from 0 (extremely poor) to 10 (excellent)
Presentation (0-5) of the abstract, ranging from 0 (poor) to 5 (excellent)