During each ISHS Symposium two Young Minds Awards will be presented:
- one award for the best oral presentation given by a student who is the presenter and first author of the submitted manuscript
- one award for the best poster presented by a student who is first author of the work
A special committee, set up by the symposium convener and an ISHS representative, will be responsible for selecting the awardees. Students to be eligible for this award must be the lead and presenting author of the submission and should be enrolled in a university or college. He/she can be undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate (limited to 6 months after finishing the program of study), and with an age limit of 35.
How to participate? Students interested in participating in the ISHS Student Awards should indicate this when submitting their abstract in ROSA by ticking the appropriate box which is available in the abstract entry page. By indicating his/her interest in the ISHS Student Award the student confirms to meet the above-mentioned criteria for participation and agrees to accept the terms and conditions.
ISHS Student Award winners will be recognized in each symposium report published in the quarterly ISHS membership magazine Chronica Horticulturae, including a photo of the award ceremony or the award winners and a brief outline of the winners. Awardees will be invited to write a summary on their research, to be considered for publication in Chronica Horticulturae. A one-year complimentary membership of the ISHS and a Certificate will be awarded to the winners.