Although details are not yet finalized, we anticipate awarding prizes for at least the following:
- Best Student Presentation (with at least first and second prizes)
- Best Student Poster (with at least first and second prizes)
- Diptera Photography Competition (open to all delegates, with at least first and second prizes)
For the Best Student Presentation and Poster competitions, all registered students are automatically entered, and judging will be by a selection panel of leading dipterists.
The Diptera Photography Competition is open to all delegates, student and regular. If you plan to submit a photograph or two to the contest, please let Steve Gaimari know as soon as possible so we will have the space available. The guidelines are as follows:
- Photographs may depict a living fly, or interesting images of dead flies or fly structures. NO AI-generated images please! Yes, AI images are awesome, but that is not what this competition is about!
- A maximum of two photographs per person may be submitted for judging
- Photographs must be printed, with the maximum length and/or width being 10 inches (25 cm). We will not have the ability to print them for you.
- Each photograph should be accompanied by a printed title or description of no more than 250 characters (including spaces), to be mounted below the photograph (so no wider than the photograph).
- Each photograph may be mounted on posterboard (or similar) with the title or description mounted below by up to one inch. If not mounted, supplies will be provided to properly hang the photograph and title or description.
- Judgement will be by a panel of experts, based on composition, originality, story and clarity.
The submitted photographs will be on display in Exposition Hall A at the same time and place as the Poster session. Prizes will be awarded during the Closing Ceremony.