This Juried High School Competition is co-sponsored by the Maine WasteWater Control Association, the U.S. Geological Survey, and the Senator George J. Mitchell Center.
The Call for Entries for the Maine Stockholm Junior Water Prize and Maine Water Conference High School Prize is closed.
The winner of this competition will move forward to represent Maine in the national competition for the Stockholm Junior Water Prize. Any questions regarding this competition should be directed to Ruth Hallsworth at 207/581-3196.
The competition is open to projects aimed at improving the quality of life through improvement of water quality, water resources management, water protection or water and wastewater treatment. Theoretical and applied science studies are welcomed, as well as projects aimed at solving community water problems. The projects may focus on local, regional, national or global topics. It is essential that all projects use a research oriented approach, which means that they must use scientifically accepted methodologies for experimentation, monitoring and reporting the results, including statistical analyses.
Presentations must include a poster and written report. Requirements are as follows:
- Poster requirements:
Maximum size: 4ft x 3ft (landscape).
Posters do not need to be mounted. Push pins are provided.
- Report requirements:
Five copies of the report (one copy for each judge, and a copy to be displayed on the easel with the poster) should be brought to the Conference. The report should be single-sided and typed in 12 point font with 1" margins. The complete report should not exceed 6 pages. Page one should be a title page and must include your report title and your name(s). The following pages should provide the details of your project including the following sections: introduction, methods, results, discussion, conclusions, references.
An Adobe Acrobat document which provides some useful advice on how to design successful poster presentations is available for download. There is also a booklet available in pdf format from The Oceanography Society that also provides some useful tips on successful poster design.
Presentations will be judged on the following criteria:
- Clarity of scientific concept/hypothesis.
- Visual and written organization of the presentations.
- Clarity of expression.
- Understanding of project and results.
REGISTRATION & SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS
Students submitting posters to the 2007 Maine Water Conference are entitled to a discounted registration fee of $20. Please note that due to space limitations, admission is limited to two students per poster submission. Student registrations must be received by Wednesday, February 28, 2007.