Conference Awards

You can nominate your paper for one of the 2024 Clean Air Conference awards during the abstract submission process.

Four types of awards will be presented at the CASANZ 2024 Clean Air Conference:

The categories are:

The EAQP Award is presented as part of the Gala Dinner and Awards Event, all other awards are presented at the conference close.

Winners of the awards will be considered to have presented an original scientific or technical study investigating a novel application or an innovative research approach, of a standard suitable for publication at an international level.

The award criteria are detailed below.

Emerging Air Quality Professional Award

The Emerging Air Quality Professionals (EAQP) award is for the best paper by a principal author that is in the early parts of their air quality career (up to 7 years from commencing in the field and not applicable to CAQP members).  The EAQP has no minimum or maximum age requirements.  Either the category is relevant or not.

Judging Criteria: 

  • Originality (weighting 25%) – original research contributing to cumulative knowledge base of field that is likely to inspire peers and has not been presented previously
  • Critique (weighting 40%) – scientifically sound contention/conclusion supported by robust evidence with critical and coherent analysis
  • Writing style (weighing 25%) – high quality of accuracy, clarity, readability, entices reader engagement and effective organisation and presentation of concepts, figures, tables etc.
  • Presentation style (weighting 10%) – use of clear, concise and comprehensible language with effective organisation and presentation of concepts, figures, tables etc.

Innovation Award

The award’s objective is to encourage participants to be innovative in the way the paper is delivered to engage the audience. The use of only conventional PowerPoint presentations is excluded.

Judging Criteria:

  • Originality (weighting 15%) – original research contributing to cumulative knowledge base of field that is likely to inspire peers and has not been presented previously
  • Research method (weighting 15%) – scientifically sound contention/conclusion supported by robust evidence with critical and coherent analysis
  • Presentation style (weighting 70%) – novel, innovative, entices high level of engagement and effective mechanism to deliver the paper’s concepts and conclusions

Best Paper

The best paper award is a prize awarded to the author of the best paper at the Clean Air Society of Australia & New Zealand’s 26th International Clean Air and Environment Conference.

Judging Criteria:

  • Originality (weighting 30%) – original research contributing to cumulative knowledge base of field that is likely to inspire peers and has not been presented previously
  • Research method (weighting 40%) – scientifically sound contention/conclusion supported by robust evidence with critical and coherent analysis
  • Writing style (weighting 30%) – high quality of accuracy, clarity, readability, entices reader engagement and effective organisation and presentation of concepts, figures, tables etc.

Best Poster

The best poster award is a prize awarded to the author of the best poster at the Clean Air Society of Australia & New Zealand’s 24th International Clean Air and Environment Conference.

Judging Criteria:

  • Originality (weighting 20%) – original research contributing to cumulative knowledge base of field that is likely to inspire peers and has not been presented previously
  • Research method (weighting 30%) – scientifically sound contention/conclusion supported by robust evidence
  • Poster design (weighting 50%) – style and visual impact engages reader, high quality of accuracy, clarity, readability and effective organisation and presentation of concepts, figures, tables etc.
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