The Australian Society for Fish Biology (ASFB) Student Competition in Science Communication (SCISC) awards are aimed at creating an opportunity for students to develop and showcase their communication skills. The awards started in 2016 and proved hugely popular with entrants receiving maximum exposure both online and at the ASFB's annual conference.To enter the SCiSC, eligible students should create & upload a video about their research of up to 3-minutes in length.
A junior (Honours level) and a senior (Masters/PhD level) winner will be chosen via online voting. One additional “Member’s Choice” winner will also be chosen by voting that will occur at the ASFB Albany conference in July 2017. Please see rules for full details.
The 2017 competition sees the SCiSC Video Award and the SCiSC Rapid Fire Talks (at the annual conference) seperated from one another. Students will be able to enter the SCiSC Rapid Fire Talks to be held at the Albany ASFB conference in July 2017 via the Albany Conference website (http://asfbconference.org/) when abstract submissions open.
2. There will be two categories: junior (Honours) and senior (PhD / Masters).
3. Entry will be in the format of a short video presentation (3 min maximum video or audio slides).
4. Each video should spruik the student's research project and should include: need for/novelty of the research, a summary of the methods, key findings, and their implications. Effectively, a ‘commercial’ for their research.
6. All entrants should provide an acknowledgement that the video is part of the ASFB SCiSC competition of that year.
7. Deadline for submission of videos will be April 30th 2017.
8. Online voting will consist of voting through Thinkable competition page, and should be based on: Significance and novelty of the research, Aesthetic appeal of the production, Communication of the research content.
9. Online voting period will be 6 weeks from close of entries.
10. Prior to the close of voting, interested States and New Zealand (through their State representatives, with the assistance of ASFB Student Representatives and Education Committee) have the option to organise a viewing event where all entries are shown and able to be voted on.
11. Videos from all entrants will be played on a loop at the Albany ASFB conference to maximise exposure of the research.
12. The Junior and Senior winners will each receive $1000 that must be used for attending the Albany ASFB conference (including towards registration, flights, accommodation, transfers, meals).
13. One additional “Member’s Choice” award will be given out at the end of the conference to the video submission that gets the highest number of ASFB Member’s only votes with voting to occur at the conference in Albany (but viewing of the videos can occur prior). This person will receive reimbursement of registration costs of the conference.
What about the Rapid Fire Oral Presentations?
This will be run seperately from the video awards. Details on how to enter will be available on the Albany ASFB 2017 website.
Can I enter the SCiSC video competition as a group?
Yes, the prize will be divided among the contributors.
Will I still be eligible for othe ASFB awards?
Yes, all entrants to the SCiSC are able to apply for all of the other ASFB awards. http://www.asfb.org.au/awards/