Walking around the Poster Halls at the EGU General Assembly 2010, you may have noticed the YSOPP participant label (below) next to some posters. At the division business meetings the YSOPP awardees from the 2009 General Assembly are being presented with their certificates.
Posters displaying the label are entered into the Young Scientist Outstanding Poster Paper Competition. The general aim of the YSOPP Award is to help to increase the general interest in the poster sessions at the EGU General Assemblies and to enhance their visibility, to further improve the overall quality of poster presentations and most importantly, to foster the excitement of younger scientists in presenting their work in form of a poster.
The awards are presented by the Divisions of the Union, but not all Divisions are presently making this award. The Divisions presenting this award for the EGU General Assembly 2010 are AS, BG, CL, CR, ERE, GMPV, G, GD, GM, HS, IG, MPRG, NH, NP, OS, PS, ST and TS.
Those eligible for this award are masters and PhD students as well as recent graduates (conferral of degree after 01 January of the year preceding the conference, i.e. 2009 for the meeting in 2010) presenting their thesis work provided they are the first author and personally present their poster at the conference.
The awardees of YSOPP have their names published in the EGU newsletter and on the EGU YSOPP web-site where the awardee also gets the opportunity to link his poster. The awardees receive a conference fee waiver for the next EGU General Assembly and are invited to submit a paper to one of the EGU journals.
If you fit the YSOPP criteria and are presenting a poster at EGU GA 2011 please consider entering your poster into the competitions, if you are a supervisor of students that fit the criteria please publicise the YSOPP to them.