Educational Project Award Program

Sponsored by the Board Certified Entomologists of Mid-America
Awards to be presented at the 2012 North Central Branch Meeting of the ESA.

Call for Entries

The purpose of these awards is to provide recognition to the members of the North Central Branch of the Entomological Society of America for their contributions toward the advancement of the science of Entomology through various educational projects.

Framed certificates will be awarded to the top competitors in various categories depending on their merit, and the award winning entries will be displayed at the branch meeting. The projects will be judged on originality, quality, accuracy of information, and impact. The committee reserves the right to name no winners in any or all categories.

At the time of submission and judging, the contestant(s) must be a member (or student member) of the North Central Branch of the ESA. Projects submitted should have been completed within the last 1 - 2 years.

Contestants must fill out the application form and be willing to send us an example of the educational material they produced, if selected as a finalist. Contestants are encouraged to be creative in selecting categories in which to submit their work. However, the judges will have final choice of category in which a project will compete.

Initial applications must be submitted by January 31, 2012. Applicants should submit enough material to allow judges to fully assess the project. For projects such as bulletins, handouts, or newsletter articles, it is helpful if you can send three copies of the document to be judged. For larger projects such as slide sets or books, applicants may submit a single copy with the application and/or provide written summaries or promotional materials and wait until contacted by the judges to submit additional material for the final judging or for display at the branch meetings. Materials submitted for judging will generally not be returned unless a special request is made to the chairman at the time they are submitted for judging.

Categories include, but are not limited to: News Articles, Extension Bulletins, Product Literature, Slide Sets, Video Tapes, Computer Programs, Books, Class Outlines, Workshops or WWW sites.

Send the completed application form to:
Phil Sloderbeck
4500 East Mary Street
Garden City, KS 67846

If you have any questions, call 620-275-9164, email, or FAX 620-276-6028.