Student Poster Competition at NZIF Conference

Purpose:

The NZIF Foundation offers prizes for the best student posters submitted to the NZ Institute of Forestry annual conference.

The first time the prizes were offered by the Foundation was at the NZIF Conference in Wellington in 2015.

Funding:

The prizes are funded from the Foundation’s general funding.

Size and term of Award

The following prizes are offered in 2020 at the conference of the New Zealand Institute of Forestry in Masterton, 28-30 June 2020

First prize         $800

Second prize     $500 (only awarded if there are at least four entries)

Third prize        $200 (only awarded if there are at least six entries)

Conditions of Entry

  • Entrants must be students enrolled at a New Zealand tertiary institute;

  • Entries to be on a theme associated with some aspect of forestry in NZ, where forestry is interpreted very broadly to cover all forests, from native to plantation, all aspects of forests (recreation & biodiversity to intensive production) and to include related aspects such as processing, marketing and use of forest products (including non-wood products);

  • Prizes will be based on votes cast by conference attendees, with the winners announced before the end of the conference;

  • While attendance at the conference is desirable, so you can discuss your poster with conference attendees, it is not mandatory.  You may have someone else be available for discussion if desired.

Timetable for 2020

  • The NZIF conference is in Masterton from 28 to 30 June 2020
  • To be advised to the foundation [email protected] phone: +64 4 974 8421) no later than Monday 1st June 2020 so they can be included on the voting forms
  • Posters to be delivered to the conference as early as possible after it starts on 28th June 2020.  If not attending the conference, contact the foundation regarding the address the poster should be sent to.

RECORD OF AWARDS

Year

 

 

 

2019

Four prizes ($800, $600, $400 and $200) were offered a tthe ANZIF Conference in Christchurch.

Winners were:
1st Prize Reihana Fisher, 4th B. For. Sc (Hons) Student at  University of Canterbury - "To prune or not to prune"

2nd Prize Georgia Craig,  4th B. For. Sc (Hons) Student at  University of Canterbury - "Impact of log storage on air quality"

3rd Prize Nick Berry, 4th B. For. Sc (Hons) Student at  University of Canterbury  - "Factors affecting processor productivity"

4th Prize Shaun Coles, 4th B. For. Sc (Hons) Student at  University of Canterbury - Capturing asset value through forest inventory"

Year

First Prize ($800)

Second Prize ($500)

Third Prize ($200)

2018

Ben Reriti

4th year Bachelor of Forestry Science student at the University of Canterbury School of Forestry

Machine utilisation using GPS tracking.  

Millan Visser

4th year Bachelor of Forestry Science student at the University of Canterbury School of Forestry

Exploring opportunities for bio-fuels.

Michael Pay

2nd year M.For.Sc. Student, University of Canterbury

What can be achieved from 121 ha of marginal hill country

2017

William Hollis

2nd year NZ Diploma in Forest Management, Te Ohomai Institute of Technology, Rotorua

Supervised classification of native forest through the use of remote sensing imagery and ArcGIS

Okey Francis Obi

Ph.D. (engineering) Student, University of Canterbury.

Measuring harvesting efficiency of logging crews and the effect of external factors.

Michael Pay

2nd year M.For.Sc. Student, University of Canterbury

What can be achieved from 121 ha of marginal hill country

2016

Alfred Duval

4th year student at the University of Canterbury.

What affects load rates at different ports.

Grace Jones

4th year student at the University of Canterbury.

Factors which influence stiffness in ten-year old radiata pine.

James Govina

Post graduate student at the University of Canterbury.

Resin & resin canals in clones and families of P. radiata.

2015

Adrian Loo.

4th year B.For.Sc. (Honours) student at University of Canterbury.

Working hours in the NZ forestry sector.

No award

No award