Awards, Prizes & Competitions

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Best overall presentation – Win an iPad!

This year, for the first time, the conference organising committee is offering an iPad as a prize for the best over all presentation from any paying delegate. Thanks to DOC for the sponsoring this fantastic prize!

Be in to win!

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Prizes for student presentations

The Awards will be presented for:
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Best student oral presentations
(1st prize $500, 2nd prize $400 equivalent and 3rd prize $200 equivalent).
This year the first place prize is being sponsored by AgResearch, second and third place prizes are being sponsored by Landcare Research and include a selection of NZ fauna series publications to be selected by the prize winners.
Thank you to both these organisations.

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Best student poster presentations
(1st prize $200, 2nd prize $100, 3rd prize $50) at the conference.
Both the oral presentation and poster awards are open to New Zealand students.

For the purposes of the awards, a student is defined as someone currently enrolled at a tertiary education institution or within one year of having completed tertiary studies and presenting on work arising from that course.  Entrants must indicate their eligibility for the awards on the abstract submission form on the conference website.
Thankyou to DOC for providing sponsorship for this award!

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Best photograph and illustration awards

These awards aim to encourage and recognise excellence in entomological illustration.  These awards are open to members and non-members who are not employed or contracted as professional illustrators for fee or reward.

There are two categories: open photographic and open illustration,
(in both cases: 1st prize $100, 2nd prize $70, 3rd prize $50).

The judges retain the right not to award all prizes if entry numbers or standards are not sufficient.
This year the photo award is sponsored by journal publishers Taylor and Francis and the illustration award is sponsored by DOC.
Thanks to both these organisations!

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Spiders of NewZealand award

A $150 prize for the best student talk on spiders will be on offer. This prize comes from the author’s share of the profits from sales of the book Spiders of New Zealand by Pierre Paquin, Cor Vink and Nadine Dupérré.

The talk must focus on spiders in order to be considered. Talks that simply include spiders will not be considered.  Also, the judging panel reserves the right not to award the prize if no talks are up to the required standard.
Thank you to Pierre, Cor and Nadine for sponsoring this award!

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