Student Awards

For students who are interested to compete for student oral and poster awards to be presented at the 24th ICID International Congress. A competing student must clearly indicate their status as a full-time or part-time student (preference will be given to full-time students), and a theme for an oral or poster presentation, at the time of the extended abstract submission to the Congress.

Awards Purpose

To encourage students to present their research to other peers and professionals and recognize students’ contributions to the 24th ICID International Congress, the Congress Organizing Committee will coordinate student awards competitions and present:

  • three student awards for best three students’ extended abstracts along with their oral presentations at the Congress; and
  • two student award for the best student’s extended abstract along with its poster presentation at the Congress.

Competing students will be considered for the following student awards:

  • Platinum Student Award
    ($1,000 and an award plaque) for the first-place oral.
  • Gold Student Award
    ($500 and an award plaque) for the second-place oral.
  • Silver Student Award
    ($250 and an award plaque) for the third-place oral.
  • Gold Student Poster Award
    ($500 and an award plaque) for the first-place poster.
  • Silver Student Poster Award
    ($250 and an award plaque) for the second-place poster.

Awards Criteria

  • A competing student must have submitted an extended abstract for oral or poster presentation on the designated deadlines for the Congress.
  • A competing student must be the first author of an extended abstract and oral or poster presenter at the 24th ICID International Congress. It is recommended that the competing student’s research/academic supervisor should be listed as a co-author.
  • A competing student may be enrolled full-time or part-time in a post-graduate or under-graduate program at the time the extended abstract is submitted to the Congress.
  • A competing student must be fully registered for and attend the Congress.
  • Judging is based on both the extended abstract and oral or poster presentation of the student’s research at the Congress. Judges will be attending oral or poster presentations to evaluate competing students during the Congress.
  • Multiple abstracts may be submitted, but must be on different topics. 
  • A competing student presenting an oral must be available at the designated time period and session during the Congress.
  • A competing student presenting a  poster must be available during the designated Q&A period for delegates and judges during the Congress.
  • A student award will be presented at the Congress to a competing student whose extended abstract and oral or poster presentation contain the following qualities:
    • originality;
    • contribution to the knowledge related to the Congress themes;
    • technical and analytical quality; and
    • clarity of oral or poster presentation.
  • A number of special events for students will be arranged including a social get together and presentation skills workshop

Awards Process

As an expression of interest to compete for student oral and poster awards, a competing student must clearly indicate the status as a full-time student or part-time student and a theme for an oral or poster presentation at the time of the extended abstract submission to the Congress.

To be eligible for student awards, a student’s supervisor or co-author cannot present an oral or poster presentation on behalf of a competing student at the Congress.

If a competing student is not fully registered or unable to attend the Congress for any reason, a student’s supervisor or co-author who is registered for the Congress may present an oral or poster presentation. However, this constitutes a withdrawal by a competing student from the student awards competitions.

From abstracts received, high quality papers will be shortlisted for presentation in one or two special sessions, which will be judged by the awards panel.

Student awards’ runners up and winners will be named and announced at the Congress. Also, all competing students will be acknowledged at the Congress for their contributions and efforts to put in their extended abstracts and oral or poster presentations.

The designated amount for a student award and an award plaque will be presented to a student award winner at the Congress.

All competing students must attend the announcement of runners up and winners and presentations of student awards at the Congress.

The Congress Organizing Committee will not be able to provide financial assistance (e.g. travel and accommodation expenses) for competing students to present their oral or poster presentations at the Congress.

The first 100 students registering and submitting an extended abstract as part of the student awards competition will receive a voucher worth $150.00 (AUD) to cover costs of the conference dinner where awards will be presented.