Institute of Horticulture Aberconway Medal Competition


    The Medal is awarded for best annually submitted dissertation by students or horticulturists under the age of 30.

    Eligibility

    Entry is open to registered students of horticulture and related subjects with no age restriction. It is also open to vocational horticulturists who are under 30 years old on the closing date of 1 July in each year of the award.

    Entries should take the form of a written thesis/dissertation/project on a horticultural or closely related subject which has been completed in the last 5 years.

    The length of the submission should be approximately 10,000 words, but considerable flexibility will be allowed and submissions will be judged on quality and not quantity; excessive length could be disadvantageous.

    TWO copies of the project should be submitted. These will be returned after judging (except those of the winner which the Institute has the right to retain).

    Projects prepared as part of the final year of a Higher National Diploma or first degree course within the last year should be submitted via a member of staff of the university or College together with a confidential statement from the staff member is to the amount of guidance and/or special resources provided, and whether the work described was part of an existing departmental research project or an original idea of the student. Only two entries can be submitted from each Institution in any one year.

    Benefits

    The winner will receive the Aberconway Medal engraved with his/her name and the prize of £500.

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