Annual Meeting and Participant Awards

There are three student presentation awards: $500 award is given in recognition of the best oral presentation in the student presentations at the CWSS–SCM annual meeting, $300 to the 2nd and $200 to the 3rd. All CWSS–SCM student members giving an oral presentation will be automatically considered for this award. The winning presentations will be selected by a panel of judges appointed by the Local Arrangements Committee.

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To recognize excellence in research and the effective presentation of research results.

This award is to recognize the best posters presented at the CWSS–SCM annual meeting. All posters presented by members of the CWSS–SCM are automatically eligible for this award. The winning posters will be selected by a panel of judges chosen by the Local Arrangements Committee. The first author of the posters will receive the award. Awards will be given to 1st, 2nd & 3rd.


1st place: $500, 2nd place: $300, 3rd place: $200.

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To encourage CWSS–SCM members to hone their photographic skills and to make excellent weed and weed management images available for use by CWSS–SCM members and in CWSS–SCM publications.

The three best photos submitted in each of three categories will be recognized. The winning photos will be selected by a panel of judges selected by the Photo Contest Co-ordinator. For more information on submission of Photo Contest entries, see the Photo Contest section of the Annual Meeting notice on the CWSS–SCM webpage.

The photo categories for 2019 will be

Category 1

Agriculture and Forestry: Individual botanical subject is not the prime theme of the image. For example, production (seeding, spraying, cutting…) or general views (landscape).

Category 2

Weeds: Pictures of plants (patches, whole individual or parts) considered as weeds. Images should demonstrate morphological characteristics and/or weed invasion/competition. For example, dandelion seeds transported by wind, vetch on evergreen, soybean field with common ragweed…

Category 3

Research in action: Pictures of research activity whether it be in the lab, or in the field. For example, canola breeding greenhouse, plot seeding, hand spraying…


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1st place: $100, 2nd place: $50, 3rd place: $25 in each of three categories. There will also be a People’s Choice Award.

Contest Rules:

1. Entries must be digital images in either jpg or gif format. Images must be large enough to produce an 8×10 print (3 megapixels minimum).

2. Each picture must be identified as: category_number_name_of_picture_name_of_photographer (e.g., 2_giant_ragweed_John_Smith.jpg). The filename must not contain spaces; underscores are to be used to separate words in the filename. Please send the same photos with the same captions without your name on them. These will be sent to the judges and put online but the others will be used to identify photos.

3. Members of CWSS-SCM can submit a maximum of 3 pictures per category.

4. Winners agree to give non-exclusive rights of use of their photos to the CWSS-SCM.

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