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Student Poster Competition

The purpose of the American Association of Food Scientists for the Indian Subcontinent Poster Competition is to encourage involvement of students in AAFSIS and to promote research related to problems associated with food processing in the Indian subcontinent. We encourage all students to participate in the competition.

Who is Eligible?

  1. Students entering the competition must be members of the IFT Student Association and student members of the American Association of Food Scientists for the Indian Subcontinent and should not have graduated by December 31, 2014.
  2. The student entering the competition must be the principal author of the paper. The entrant�s name must be listed first and capitalized to denote the student as the presenter.
  3. All research must have been completed while the entrant was a graduate student.
  4. A student may submit only one paper in the competition in any one year.

How to Enter?

  1. This year AAFSIS is teaming up with IFT for organizing the poster competition. IFT will send individual invitations to all the eligible students who are participating in the 2015 IFT Annual meeting and Food Expo in Chicago, IL. The abstract must be submitted to IFT directly. If you have any questions, please contact aafsis@gmail.com. Include AAFSIS poster competition as subject heading.
  2. The paper must be submitted to and accepted by the IFT Technical Presentations Committee. Entrants are reminded that this is a poster competition and they must select POSTER ONLY online when submitting their abstract. If you do not choose the appropriate presentation format, your abstract may be automatically disqualified from the competition.


  1. All papers will be judged as posters. Each AAFSIS Poster Competition abstract accepted by the Technical Presentations Subcommittee will be evaluated by a panel of judges appointed by AAFSIS and IFT. These judges will select 6 finalists by reviewing the abstracts. The winner will be selected from the poster presentations given by the finalists during the IFT Annual Meeting.
  2. The entries will be judged for scientific merit, as well as clarity and professionalism of presentation.

All finalists will be honored at the annual AAFSIS reception and dinner. Upto the top three winners will receive cash prizes ($1000, $750 and $500), plaque and a certificate from IFT and AAFSIS during Phi Tau Sigma/Competition Awards Ceremony. Total number of awards will be determined based on the availability of funds.

For more information about the competition or AAFSIS, contact the AAFSIS at aafsis@gmail.com.

You should join AAFSIS as a student member to be eligible to participate in the competition.

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