BSPP Infographics Student Competition 2020
Could you create an informative, bright and eye-catching image filled with key facts on the plant pathogen you are studying?
From January 2020, countries all over the world went into lock-down and conferences have been cancelled or postponed. In response, 2020 is proving to be a great year for promoting advances in plant pathology online.
We are launching a BSPP Infographics Call for 2020, to represent the best of BSPP Student Plant Pathologists. The annual BSPP Presidential Conference normally provides students in plant pathology the opportunity to present their current research findings as a poster or presentation. Top entries win the J Colhoun Poster prize or the P.H. Gregory Talk prize.
The BSPP are offering current postgraduate and BSPP undergraduate students the opportunity to present their research in an infographic. Selected entries will be published on the BSPP website. The winner – decided by a panel of BSPP board members in the New Year – will be awarded a cash prize of £150.
To be eligible, work presented must form part of a research project conducted by the entrant in support of a PhD or Master’s degree (the entrant must not have been awarded the degree before Dec 31st 2020). Or, the infographic must be related to work undertaken as part of a BSPP funded 2020 undergraduate summer/lockdown studentship. Students need not be BSPP members.
What are we looking for?
An infographic that is:
- Bright and eye-catching
- Clear and informative
- An image-based summary of a concept
- Designed to quickly and comprehensively communicate key facts.
The infographic should communicate, for example: the importance of the pathogen, its impact, what makes it unusual, what it looks like, what do we know about it, how do we control it, what you have discovered about it?
Who is this for?
The infographic should be designed to be easily understood by a wide range of audiences, to include: BSPP members and international members of the plant pathology community, stakeholders in crop and horticultural industries and general public wanting to learn about plant pathology.
1500 x 1000 pixel image in jpeg. png. or gif. format
Please also include the BSPP logo on your infographic – which can be found here
Please cite all of your sources (if appropriate) and ensure you only include your own images, images that are freely available, or that you have permission to use. You will be responsible for ensuring no copyright laws have been breached, and will maintain the rights to the copyright of your image. However, by submitting an infographic to the BSPP you are giving the BSPP permission for it to be used by the BSPP for matters relevant to the society.
If appropriate please include an acknowledgment of funding bodies – this can be a logo displayed on the infographic.
For inspiration on the design of infographics please see the links below
Blogs are available on how to make Infographics:
Submissions should be made using the on-line form below by the 31st December 2020