Student Poster Competition

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

First prize         $800

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

Third prize        $200 (only awarded if there are at least 6 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 2018

  • NZIF Conference is in Nelson from 9-11 July 2018
  • Notice of intent to submit a poster: to be advised to the conference organising committee (email: admin@nzif.org.nz, phone: 04 974 8421) no later than Wednesday 20th June 2018, so they can be included on the voting forms
  • Posters to be delivered to conference venue in Nelson as soon as possible after the start of the conference.

 

RECORD OF AWARDS

Year

First Prize ($800)

Second Prize (500)

Third Prize ($200)

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

Applications must be received by the Foundation administrator (foundation@nzif.org.nz) no later than 5pm on Wednesday 20th June 2018. 

The awards will be announced at the Awards Dinner of the NZ Institute of Forestry Conference in Nelson on Tuesday 10th July 2018.  For details of the conference see www.nzif.org.nz.