ATA Scientific Encouragement Award

Young Scientists, your chance to win $1,000 or one of 9 runner-up prizes

If you are a young scientist you can enter our competition to win a $1000 Encouragement Award. This award is intended to provide you with financial assistance to attend a relevant science conference or to further your research or studies.

Make a meme competition! Top ten memes win a prize

Are you a fan of memes and have one saved somewhere for every situation? Do you have what it takes to bring meme creation to the next level?
If yes, then submit your meme in this meme contest and prove it!

How to enter:
Participants are required to submit a meme based on one or more of the categories given below. Each participant can submit only one meme which will be judged by originality and overall humour. Memes may not contain swear words, or other offensive content. The top 10 winnings memes will be featured on our website and shared on social media.
Categories for memes:
COVID-19/ Quarantine
Scientific research
Life as a scientist/student
Scientists and sport
Animal friends for scientists

Two suggested online tools for creating memes are below or

The award:
First prize winner will receive the A$1000 award. There are also 9 runner up awards of $200 each.
Good luck!

The conditions:

The competition is open to science graduates including Masters, PhD candidates and Post Doc scientists aged 30*or younger who work in the fields of the Life or Material or Chemical or Environmental Sciences** in Australian or New Zealand organisations. We can only accept one entry per person. Winning entries will be posted on our website and Facebook and featured in our newsletter. Payment is conditional upon your supervisor or organisation giving written permission for you to receive this award.

The entries will be assessed by a panel of ATA Scientific staff.

Entries close 23 July 2021

*The assessment panel may take into account extenuating circumstances that might provide grounds for consideration outside this age criterion.

**As a guide these fields include Biotech, Protein, Pharma, Food, Agriculture, Chemical, Polymer, Ceramics, Particles, Surfaces, Minerals, Soil and Water.

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