NARBA welcomes poster submissions for display at the 2021 Virtual North American Raspberry & Blackberry Conference and for its Poster Competition. At this virtual conference, images of the poster (pdf or jpg) will be available for all participants to view throughout the conference.
Posters may be submitted by undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and extension educators associated with academic institutions and government agencies (USDA, etc). Posters from growers about their farms or on-farm research are also encouraged.
Possible poster topics include production/cultivation practices, yield improvement, pest/disease control, plant protection (pesticides/fumigants), improvement of product quality, variety research/breeding/trials, post-harvest handling, food safety, shelf life, new technology, economic models/survey, caneberry health benefits, etc.
Each poster submission must identify at least one primary author who will agree to participate in a scheduled virtual discussion and Q&A at the conference, answer questions about the poster, and be the recipient of any awards. The identified author must be registered for the conference.
The poster competition will include only posters from students and extension educators. Judges will make at least at least three “Outstanding Poster” awards of $150 each. Additional awards may be made based on the quality and number of posters submitted. Winning posters will also receive a Certificate of Award and free registration to the 2022 North American Raspberry & Blackberry Conference. Monetary awards will be made in the form of online Amazon gift cards unless another delivery method is negotiated.
A panel of judges will decide the awards. While awards may be made in specific categories, no categories have been set at this time, because the distribution of submissions among potential categories is unknown. Factors that will be considered include:
- Originality of the project
- Project design and execution; quality of research
- Effectiveness of presentation (poster design and information)
- Attention to detail (data labeling, spelling, grammar, consistency of design, etc.)
- Usefulness of the information to growers, scientists, others (whatever its target audience)
To Submit a Poster
Posters should be submitted by January 31, 2021. NARBA will decide the relevance or acceptability of submitted posters and notify you no later than February 7 whether your poster is or is not accepted.
Please fill out the form below. You will be able to upload the poster as part of this process. If your poster is not ready for upload at the time of submission, please note this in the “Additional Comments” session. Questions? Contact NARBA.