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

The following prizes are offered in 2019 at the joint conference of the Institute of Foresters of Australia and the New Zealand Institute of Forestry in Christchurch, 25-28 August.

First prize         $800

Second prize     $600 (only awarded if there are at least three entries)

Third prize        $400 (only awarded if there are at least six entries)

Fourth prize      $200 (only awarded if there are at least eight entries)

Conditions of Entry

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

  • Entries to be on a theme associated with some aspect of forestry in NZ or Australia, 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 2019

  • The ANZIF conference is in Christchurch from 25 to 28 August 2019
  • To be advised to the foundation foundation@nzif.org.nz phone: +64 4 974 8421) no later than Tuesday 30th July 2019 so they can be included on the voting forms
  • Posters to be delivered to the conference as early as possible after it starts on Sunday 25th August 2019.  If not attending the conference, contact the foundation regarding the address the poster should be sent to.

RECORD OF AWARDS

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

The awards will be announced at the NZ Institute of Forestry Conference in Christchurch 25/28 August 2019.  For details of the conference see www.nzif.org.nz.

 

Tuesday 30th July 2019