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2018–19 Abstract presentation awards

The 2018–19 Abstract Presentation Awards have been created to highlight exceptional presentations at the 9th National Editors Conference and to recognise the contribution presenters make to the program, the editing profession and the publishing sector.

Short list

Abstracts submitted for the 9th National Editors Conference will be reviewed against the award criteria below, and three (3) abstracts will be shortlisted as finalists in the abstract presentation awards. The Conference Organising Committee will appoint reviewers to assess the abstract presentations and mark them against set criteria. The winners and finalists in each category will be announced in the closing plenary session on Friday, 10 May 2019.

Eligibility for awards

Please read the eligibility criteria and abstract format carefully for each of the awards below. Presenters will not be able to put their presentation forward for these awards at any time other than during the abstract submission process.

Advocacy and Leadership in Professional Editing

The Advocacy and Leadership in Professional Editing Award will be allocated to the best abstract submitted and presented on professional editorial practice and leadership in one or more of the following areas:

  • Leadership and ethics
  • Mentorship, supervision and training
  • Public education and engagement on the role of editors and editing
  • Engagement with the profession and the industry at large
  • Engagement with the profession through IPEd, a branch of IPEd or other industry partners.

To be eligible for this award, presentations must showcase how their practice, policy or research has influenced decisions within political, economic or social systems, organisations and institutions through effective leadership and messaging.

Abstracts to be considered for the Advocacy and Leadership in Professional Editing Award will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • Abstract title (maximum of 15 words) [essential, no score]
  • Maximum of 250 words [essential, no score]
  • Introduction/Background/Context [score out of 5]
  • Methods/Methodological approach/Process [score out of 5]
  • Results/Findings/Analysis [score out of 5]
  • Conclusions/Outcomes [score out of 5]
  • Implications for editorial practice [score out of 5]

First Time Presenter Award

The First Time Presenter Award is allocated to the individual who has never before presented at a conference with more than 100 delegates. They will be presenting for the first time outside of their organisation/place of work/tertiary institution. The presenter must be the first author on the presentation and the main presenter.

Abstracts to be considered for this award will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • Abstract title (maximum of 15 words) [essential, no score]
  • Maximum of 250 words [essential, no score]
  • Introduction/Background/Context [score out of 5]
  • Methods/Methodological approach/Process [score out of 5]
  • Results/Findings/Analysis [score out of 5]
  • Conclusions/Outcomes [score out of 5]
  • Implications for editorial practice [score out of 5]

Best Poster Award 

All posters accepted and presented at the conference will be eligible for the Best Poster Award and will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • Contribution to knowledge of editing and publishing is demonstrated [score out of 5]
  • Contribution to editing and publishing practice is demonstrated [score out of 5]
  • Visually appealing, legible font and not crowded [score out of 5]
  • Content is clear, concise and original [score out of 5]
  • Relevance to the profession of editing and implications for advocacy and best practice are shown [score out of 5]

Abstracts to be considered for the Best Poster Award should include:

  • Abstract title (maximum of 15 words)
  • Maximum of 250 words
  • Introduction/Background/Context
  • Methods/Methodological approach/Process
  • Results/Findings/Analysis
  • Conclusions/Outcomes
  • Implications for editorial practice.

Abstract guidelines

Abstracts should address the Conference theme and any of the published topics, and be must submitted in accordance with the abstract submission guidelines. Please submit your abstract to the Call for Papers section of the conference website, no later than 30 November 2018.

Please note: if you submit an abstract for consideration, the presenter/s must register and pay to attend the Conference.

Award marking

The abstract awards will be reviewed prior to and during the Conference through appointment of reviewers by the Conference Organising Committee. Each award will have three finalists, who will be marked against the relevant criteria and graded 1–5; from these scores an average mark will be calculated and ranked against the other presentations to determine the successful presentation.

Awards presentation

The abstract awards will be presented during the closing ceremony of the 9th National Editors Conference.

Winners will receive a certificate and a small gift in recognition, and finalists in each category will receive a certificate.

Key dates

It may not be a knighthood, or even a Nobel Prize, but an IPEd abstract award will certainly establish you as legend in our world.
  • Abstract submissions close on 30 November 2018, at 11:59pm AEDT.
  • The awards will be presented at the 9th National Editors Conference on 10 May 2019.