Students: Are you involved in research project or program related to food or agriculture? We would like you to present your work at the Regional meeting and the GrowRIVERSIDE Conference on March 29 and 30, 2017. Submit an online application to present by providing a maximum 300 word abstract. A Poster Judging Committee will select a first, second, and third place for high school, undergraduate, and graduate submissions, respectively.

Application to Present
Complete the online application form below to submit a poster proposal. All poster proposals are subject to approval by the GrowRIVERSIDE Poster Committee. Applications to present are due by 10:00 p.m. on March 10, 2017. Applications will not be accepted after the deadline. Applicants will be notified by March 17, 2017 if approved to present. Presenters must be registered as conference attendees in order to participate.

Top 3 winners in each category will win:

First Place – $300 Scholarship
Second Place – $200 Scholarship
Third Place – $100 Scholarship

Key Dates

Application to Submit Poster March 10, 2017 by 10:00 p.m.
Notification of Acceptance March 17, 2017 by email
Poster Display and Oral Presentations March 30, 2017 at the GrowRIVERSIDE Conference
Award Presentations March 30, 2017 at the GrowRIVERSIDE Conference

Presentation Format
Your topic should be described on a printed poster. Posters should be readable by viewers 6 feet away. A minimum font size of 28 point and a maximum of 600 words is recommended. The message should be clear and understandable without oral explanation. Include the title, authors, affiliations, funders and contact information on the stripe in letters no less than 1” high. Post a large-type copy of the abstract or summary on the poster. Poster cannot exceed 3 feet wide by 4 feet high. Authors are expected to present the posters at a designated time in the afternoon on Thursday, March 30, 2017. Authors can provide additional informational handouts. Each author can only present one poster.

Contest for Best GrowRIVERSIDE Poster

A Judging Committee will review each online submission and select the top posters to participate at the 2017 GrowRIVERSIDE conference. For each invited poster submission, one complimentary student ticket will be provided.

Awards will be selected for three categories: high school, undergraduate, and graduate submissions. The Poster Judging Committee will select a first, second and third place for each category.

In order to be eligible for award, one of the authors must be present at the conference to provide a 5-7 minute presentation, followed by a Q&A session.  The Judging Committee will select top ranking presentations based on the following criteria:

• Clear relevance and perspective to local food and/or agriculture
• Presentation of new ideas or an application of appropriate technology
• Topic is clearly explained, well-suited for a poster session, and is not too conceptual
• Appealing presentation: interesting, inspiring, and lively
• Project must be ongoing, near completion, or completed within the past year.

Complete the online submission form below.