Annual Meeting and Participant Awards

Best Student Presentation Award

There are three student presentation awards: $500 award is given in recognition of the best oral presentation in the student presentations at the CWSS–SCM annual meeting, $300 to the 2nd and $200 to the 3rd. All CWSS–SCM student members giving an oral presentation will be automatically considered for this award. The winning presentations will be selected by a panel of judges appointed by the Local Arrangements Committee.

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Best Poster Award


To recognize excellence in research and the effective presentation of research results.

This award is to recognize the best posters presented at the CWSS–SCM annual meeting. All posters presented by members of the CWSS–SCM are automatically eligible for this award. The winning posters will be selected by a panel of judges chosen by the Local Arrangements Committee. The first author of the posters will receive the award. Awards will be given to 1st, 2nd & 3rd.


1st place: $500, 2nd place: $300, 3rd place: $200.

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Photo Contest


To encourage CWSS–SCM members to hone their photographic skills and to make excellent weed and weed management images available for use by CWSS–SCM members and in CWSS–SCM publications.

The three best photos submitted in each of three categories will be recognized. The winning photos will be selected by a panel of judges selected by the Photo Contest Co-ordinator. For more information on submission of Photo Contest entries, see the Photo Contest section of the Annual Meeting notice on the CWSS–SCM webpage.

The photo categories for 2017 (for the Saskatoon meeting—2017 November) will be

Category 1

Agriculture and Forestry: Individual botanical subject is not the prime theme of the image. For example, production (seeding, spraying, cutting…) or general views (landscape).

Category 2

Weeds: Pictures of plants (patches, whole individual or parts) considered as weeds. Images should demonstrate morphological characteristics and/or weed invasion/competition. For example, dandelion seeds transported by wind, vetch on evergreen, soybean field with common ragweed…

Category 3

Research in action: Pictures of research activity whether it be in the lab, or in the field. For example, canola breeding greenhouse, plot seeding, hand spraying…


October 27, 2017: Send photos to or upload them to the meeting registration site. (The latter is ready.)


1st place: $100, 2nd place: $50, 3rd place: $25 in each of three categories. There will also be a People’s Choice Award.

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