ISHS Student Awards

During each ISHS Symposium two student awards will be given:

  • one for the best oral presentation given by a student as presenter and first author of the submitted manuscript and
  • one for the best poster presented by a student who is first author of the work

A special committee, set up by the symposium convener and an ISHS representative, will be responsible for selecting the awardee. Students to be eligible for this award should be enrolled in a university or college and can be undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate (limited to 6 months after finishing the program of study), and with an age limit of 35. 

Students interested in participating should indicate this by ticking the appropriate box when submitting their abstract in ROSA. By indicating his/her interest, the student confirms to meet the above-mentioned award criteria.

These awards will be reported, including a photo of the award ceremony or the award winners and a brief outline of the winners in the quarterly ISHS membership magazine Chronica Horticulturae.

Awardees will be invited to write a summary on their research, to be published in Chronica Horticulturae. A one-year complimentary membership of the ISHS and a Certificate will be awarded to the winners.

The ISHS Board by initiating this initiative hopes that these awards will be sought after by young scientists and students, so they can improve their CVs and advance their careers. Let's stand up for our young horticultural scientists!

More information and practical details can be found at 


PIRSA Awards

Best Oral and Best Poster Award - $500 each

All students presenting an oral or poster presentation will be in the running for a prize for best poster and best oral presentation worth $500 each plus a trophy. Please note that students must provide evidence of enrolment at their university at the time of registration.

PIRSA Student Award - Full Student Registration plus Post-Conference Tour

PIRSA are giving a prize of full student registration (plus post-conference tour) cost to a student who writes the best one page essay, outlining their association with either almond or pistachio industry or research, and how they will contribute to that industry in the future. The entries will need to be received by 31 May 2017. The winner will be announced/notified by June 30th.

Please submit your entries to the Meeting Secretariat by 31 May 2017 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.