Annual poster prize
The annual poster competition is usually held annually at each autumn meeting. The presenting author must register for and attend the meeting.
To be considered for the poster prize, the work must be undertaken wholly in the North of England and/or North Wales. The work can be by any grade except consultant.
Submissions must be completed before the published deadline. Submissions after the deadline will not be considered.
The Prize(s) will be known as the North of England Ophthalmological Society Poster Prize
There may be two prizes of equal value awarded at the meeting of the Society for the best posters
The value of the prizes may be altered from time to time by a quorum of the Council of the North of England Ophthalmological Society
The Prize Committee shall comprise the Chairman of the Education Committee (or nominated representative in his/her absence), two members of the Council and one other person agreed by the Council to be appropriate
The Prize Committee shall have equal votes in the judgement of the prize
In the event of a tie, the Chairman will have a casting vote
Entrants may submit a maximum of one poster and / or one free paper and / or one video in any given academic year
The prizes will have a monetary value (currently set at £250) and will be awarded to the lead author of the winning poster(s), who must attend the meeting
The Prize Committee has the right to withhold award of a prize if in their opinion no poster(s) merits award of a prize
The posters are electronic (eposter) and are a one slide PowerPoint file in widescreen format (please download template). The submission details will be circulated via email in advance of the meeting
Posters may have been displayed elsewhere within the preceding twelve months of the date of the meeting. The abstract should state at which other meeting(s) the poster has been displayed
Where a member of the Prize Committee is a joint author or has any other personal involvement in a paper, he/she will declare an interest to the Chairman of the Prize committee and will refrain from taking part in the judging of that paper or poster. The Chairman will average the marks awarded by the remaining members of the Prize Committee and apply this average to the aggregate marks
All grades except Consultant are eligible to be considered for a prize
Research work presented must have been undertaken in a department of ophthalmology affiliated to the North of England Ophthalmological Society or in a university or research institute directly affiliated to that department
A free paper presented at the Spring meeting cannot be resubmitted for consideration as a poster presentation. A paper submitted as an abstract for the Spring meeting but not presented can be submitted for consideration as a poster
All submissions must follow the guidance laid down on the abstract form and be submitted electronically and be submitted before the deadline. Submissions received after the deadline will not be considered
Authors must declare any financial interest, any conflict of interest and whether the work has been published or presented at another meeting
The posters must be submitted and displayed at the author’s own expense
The Council of the North of England Ophthalmological Society may amend these rules at any time