Each year the CRPA organizes a student contest in conjunction with our annual conference. This year we’re bringing the contest to the ICRP symposium and inviting all student delegates to enter!
What is the Student Contest?
Students wishing to enter the contest must submit an abstract of their work. From these abstracts, four finalists are selected and given the opportunity to present their work as an oral presentation at the ICRP Symposium. A $1000 travel grant to help cover travel and accommodations will be provided for each of the four finalists.
As the symposium is being hosted by both the ICRP and CRPA, there will be two winners chosen:
The Canadian winner will be awarded the Anthony J. MacKay trophy. Anthony MacKay served as the CRPA archivist for many years and the award presented annually at the CRPA conference was named in his honor.
The International winner will be awarded the ICRP student contest trophy.
Each winner will receive a prize worth approximately $500 (actual prize TBD) and have their work published in the CRPA Bulletin.
Who Can Enter?
This contest is open to all students enrolled full-time in an educational institution or who have graduated from a full-time program in the last 12 months. All finalists must be able to attend the conference in person to present their work. If you are unable to attend, you will lose your position as a finalist.
The topic of the presentation must include some aspect of radiation protection. Submissions that do not meet this requirement will be deemed ineligible. The judging criteria for abstracts (Student Contest Judging Criteria) are available for all participants to view so they can understand how the judges will be assessing their entry.
How do I enter?
Entries for the student contest must be submitted using the template for the Student Paper Contest and must be submitted by 7 July 2021 to ICRP2021abstracts@icrp.org. The rest of the submission follows the same procedures as the other abstracts. This way if you are not selected as a contest finalist, your abstract can still be considered by the program committee.
Your submission must be no longer than 750 words and contain the following sections:
The 6th International Symposium on the System of Radiological Protection (ICRP 2021) is hosted by the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP), the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC), and the Canadian Radiation Protection Association (CRPA).
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