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. Please see rules for full details.
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 July 31st 2018.
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 Melbourne 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 Melbourne 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 based on: ASFB Member’s votes at the conference in Melbourne (but viewing of the videos can occur prior) + a Judging panel consisting of the ASFB Education Committee members (50:50 weighting of Members/Judges votes). The Member's Choice winner will receive reimbursement of registration costs of the Melbourne conference + original drawing of a species of their choice by Stick Figure Fish.