World Aquaculture Society Student Contests and Awards
Unless specifically noted, you must be a current WAS student member when you submit an abstract to be eligible for these awards.
Student Room Lottery (Free Accommodation): Each year, the Student Activities Committee of the World Aquaculture Society accepts entries for free rooms at the upcoming conference. A call for entries is sent out by e-mail and students simply follow the link provided to submit their name and contact information. The drawing is held 6-8 weeks prior to the conference at which time both male and female winners are notified.
WAS Travel Award: Abstracts are scored prior to the conference by members of the World Aquaculture Society. Student Abstracts are judged on the following criteria: Accuracy and conciseness of title, format, organization, innovativeness of the study, scientific value, broad interest to the aquaculture community, and ability to be understood by those not in the same specific field. Students are invited to compete at the upcoming conference for the Student Spotlight Award. These three winners will be awarded:
Student Spotlight Award: Students with the top three abstract scores (see WAS Travel Award) are invited to prepare and present a mini-presentation at the Student Spotlight Competition. The Plenary Audience will use the conference app to vote for the best presentation. These three winners will be awarded as follows:
Best Oral and Poster Presentations: The WAS Best Presentation and Poster Presentation Awards reward and recognize WAS student members for excellence in presentation. Student members of WAS giving oral and poster presentations will be eligible for the Best Oral Presentation (one $600 first place award and one $400 second place award) and Best Poster Presentation (one $600 first place award and one $400 second place award ) Awards. Students will be judged during the conference and winners will be announced after the conference. To be eligible for this award you must be a current WAS student member when you submit an abstract. Presentations are judged on the following criteria: Scientific and research value, management and application potential, scope, oral presentation of study and results, audio-visual presentation, clarity and conciseness, accuracy of title, stimulation of intelligent discussion and handling of questions.