To showcase NACAA members' work by giving them the opportunity to present posters at the Annual Meeting/Professional Improvement Conference. The AM/PIC poster session provides an opportunity for authors to discuss with fellow members how they identified an educational or research need in their community and how the need was addressed and the observed results.
This award program has two categories to recognize NACAA members:
Applied Research - gives individuals an opportunity to present a poster on applied research they conducted.
Extension Education - gives members an opportunity to present a poster on new or different educational methods or technologies they have used.
An NACAA member in good standing must submit an abstract to which they have been a contributing investigator. A member can only be the senior author (the first name appearing on the poster) on one poster in each category each year. A member can be a junior author on additional posters in the same category.
One of the authors listed on the poster application and/or actual displayed poster must be registered for the AM/PIC (minimum of 1 day fee) and be in attendance at the "Meet the Authors" session during the AM/PIC. The attendance requirement will be verified; poster(s) not meeting the attendance requirement as stated above will be removed from the poster display area and the abstract will not be published in the proceedings.
Posters that have already been state, regional, or national winners in prior years are not eligible again.
Complete the on-line application process found at http://www.nacaa.com/posters “My Poster Submissions”
No hard copy applications will be accepted. The on-line submission must be completed by March 15, 2021.
Members can choose to enter their poster as display only at AM/PIC or to be judged for a possible award and recognition.
Please make sure to choose the appropriate selection when submitting your poster application!
Your three entry choices available online are:
1) This poster is being submitted for judging. I will display it at the AM/PIC if not selected as a State winner. Your abstract will be published in the proceedings. A pdf (max of 10MB) of your final poster entered for judging must be submitted along with your abstract. If pdf is larger than 10MB, then it must be sent directly to your state chair.
2) This poster is being submitted for judging. If NOT selected as a State winner, I will not display it at the AM/PIC and my abstract will not be published in the proceedings. A pdf (max of 10MB) of your final poster entered for judging must be submitted along with your abstract. If pdf is larger than 10MB, then it must be sent directly to your state chair.
3) This poster is being submitted only for display at AM/PIC. Poster is not to be judged, but the abstract will be published in the proceedings.
Note: All posters, whether being judged or not, must be on display at the AM/PIC by 5pm Sunday.
Abstract and poster guidelines and requirements can be found at: http://www.nacaa.com/posters/guidelines.php
Judging will be at the State, Regional, and National levels. Only the 12 Regional Winners for each category (Applied Research and Extension Education) will be judged at the Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference (AM/PIC).
Judging criteria for Applied Research and Extension Education posters can be found at: https://www.nacaa.com/posters/2020NACAAposterscorecard.pdf
Awards for each category (based upon funding) will be presented during the NACAA AM/PIC Poster Session Awards Breakfast. All participants in the poster session (display only or judged) are invited to attend the awards breakfast.
Best Contributed Poster $500 and a certificate & Ribbon
Second Place $250 and a certificate & Ribbon
Third Place $150 and a certificate & Ribbon
National Finalists Certificate & Ribbon
State Winners Certificate
Authors will have their peer reviewed abstract published in the NACAA Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Proceedings (ONLY IF THE POSTER IS DISPLAYED AT THE AM/PIC) on the website located at: http://www.nacaa.com/ampic
March 15th - (NACAA entry deadline) – all poster abstracts due. If the poster is submitted for judging, a pdf of the final poster is due and should be uploaded (max file size 10MB) on the NACAA application site. If the pdf is larger than 10MB, then it must be sent directly to your state chair.
April 1st - State chair approves poster abstracts submitted from their state.
May 1st – State Chairs submit pdf of state poster winners to Professional Excellence Committee Chairs for national finalist judging.
June 5th - National finalists are announced. Twelve finalists (3 per region) for each category will be judged at AM/PIC (24 total posters).
Posters must be hung by 5 pm on Sunday at the start of the AM/PIC for the abstract to be included in the proceedings and for National Finalists to be judged.
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT NATIONAL CHAIR
Nicholas Simmons Ph: (850) 475-5230 Ext. 103 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org