Poster Application Summaries (for chairs)
To showcase NACAA members' work by giving them the opportunity to present posters at the Annual Meeting/Professional Improvement Conference. This award program has two categories to recognize NACAA members:
Applied Research - to give individuals an opportunity to present a poster on applied research they have conducted.
Extension Education - this category is designed to give members an opportunity to present a poster on new or different educational methods or technologies he or she has used.
The AM/PIC poster session provides an opportunity for authors to discuss with fellow members how they identified the educational or research need in their community and how the need was addressed and the observed results.
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 "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meeting the attendance requirement as stated above will be removed from the poster display area and the abstract will not be published in the proceedings.
Entry materials that have already been state, regional, or national winners in prior years are not eligible again.
Complete the on-line application process found at https://www.nacaa.com/posters “My Poster Submissions”
No hard copy applications will be accepted. All submissions must be completed by March 15, 2017.
Members can choose to enter their poster as display only at AM/PIC or to be judged for a possible award or 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. You must contact your state Professional Excellence Committee Chair no later than March 15th, 2017 for details on submitting posters for state judging. A pdf of the final poster entered for judging is due to your State chair by April 1.
2) This poster is being submitted for judging. I will not display it at the AM/PIC if NOT selected as a State winner. Your abstract will not be published in the proceedings. You must contact your state Professional Excellence Committee Chair no later than March 15th, 2017 for details on submitting posters for state judging. A pdf of the final poster entered for judging is due to your State chair by April 1. (For Option 2 - you are basically saying....if I'm not the state winner, I don't plan to attend the AM/PIC - and will not display my poster).
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. Poster is not submitted to state chair, but must be brought to AM/PIC for display.
Abstract and poster guidelines and requirements can be found at: https://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).
Poster judging will be based on the following criteria:
60% - Scientific/Educational Merit
30% - Poster Presentation
10% - Follow instructions for presentation/mounting
Judging criteria for Applied Research and Extension Education posters can be found at: https://www.nacaa.com/posters/posterscorecard2017.pdf
Peer reviewed abstracts will be selected for presentation at the Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference. Authors will have their abstract published in the NACAA Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Proceedings (ONLY IF DISPLAYED AT THE AM/PIC) on the website located at: https://www.nacaa.com/ampic
Participants can make their poster available for online viewing by entering a URL address where the completed poster can be found during the online abstract submission process.
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 w/holder & Ribbon
Second Place $250 and a certificate w/holder & Ribbon
Third Place $150 and a certificate w/holder & Ribbon
National Finalists Certificate & Ribbon
State Winners Certificate
March 15th - (NACAA entry deadline) – all poster abstracts due.
April 1st - State chair approves poster abstracts submitted from their state.
April 1st – pdf of final posters entered for judging due to State chair.
May 1st - A pdf of state poster winners is due to Professional Excellence Committee Regional Chairs for national finalist judging.
June 1st - National finalists are announced. Twelve finalists (3 per region) for each category will be judged at AM/PIC (24 total posters).
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT NATIONAL CHAIR
MIKE HABERLAND Ph: 856-216-7130 x3 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org