Student Presentation Awards at CERF 2021


All students that requested their presentations be judged and that adhere to the guidelines below will be eligible for Student Presentation Awards.

  • In order to normalize judging of student presentations, all graduate and undergraduate students who wish to be considered for an Oral Presentation Award must submit a 12-minute pre-recorded talk, regardless of the student’s assigned presentation type. If a student is assigned a 5-minute summary talk, the student must also upload a 12-minute talk to the conference website to be eligible for a Student Presentation Award.
  • Poster presentations will be solely judged on the PDF of the poster, and oral presentations will be solely judged on the content of the 12-minute pre-recorded talk.
  • Oral and poster presentations must be uploaded to the Confex website no later than 6 October.

It is recommended that students take the evaluation criteria into consideration when preparing presentations.

Prizes will be awarded for the following categories:

  • Best Undergraduate Poster Presentation
  • Best Undergraduate Oral Presentation
  • Best Graduate Poster Presentation
  • Best Graduate Oral Presentation

The five highest-ranking student presentations, in no particular order, will be awarded in each category, and students will receive a cash prize.

The awards ceremony will be held during the Close-Out Ceremony on Thursday, 11 November from 2:30–4:30 PM ET.

The judges’ feedback will be made available to presenters after the conference. Contact Kelly Darnell ([email protected]) or Zack Darnell ([email protected]) for more information.

We also encourage graduate students and early career professionals to sign up as judges when registering for the conference! (Graduate students will be assigned to judge undergraduate presentations only.) If you have already registered for CERF 2021 and would like to be a judge, please email [email protected] for assistance.