***Prizes of  £200 cash and £100 in books up for grabs***

Working with Dr Raj Whitlock of Liverpool University we are developing an exciting display, for #BES2016. We will be illustrating one of the many research projects that can be undertaken using LTEs. Displaying various phenotypes of Festuca ovina which are being used in a study alongside plants from BCCIL we will invite visitors enter one of our TWO competitions!

Competition 1 - to win £100 book vouchers - open to all.

Competition 2 - to win £100 cash - open to PhD students and Early Career Researchers. 

How to enter competition 1?

Stop by at our stand as BES2016, and using our fantastic display to prompt you, submit your answer.

How to enter competition 2?

Using the online entry form, submit a short research proposal, to test a hypothesis that requires a long-term experiment (6 years or longer). The experiment in the proposal may be an existing LTE, or one that has been imagined.  

If you would like diagrams or tables to form part of your submission, please email them to Jessica detailing the title of your submission.

It will help to draft your responses to each question, before submitting online to ensure you adhere to the word count. A copy of the questions can be downloaded here


The judges will score each entry on the basis of: 
•    originality
•    testability of the hypothesis
•    potential scientific value of the results
•    justification of a long-term approach. 

Entrants agree to share their entry under a creative commons licence. Submitted entries may be used in ECT publicity, with attribution.  

Applications must be submitted  by 09.00am Tuesday 3rd January. Winners will be announced via twitter Tuesday 10th January. Winners will also be contacted directly and will be asked to provide proof of eligibility in the form of a copy of their Doctorate certificate or an email from their supervisor.

See you at BES 2016!