Competition Guidelines & Rubric 2022

Flash Talk Competition

Time: March 31st, 2022

Location: Zoom Webinar


Competition Eligibility  

  • Must be:
    • A graduate student enrolled in the department of Horticulture and Crop Science (HCS) and/or advised by an HCS faculty member
    • OR a graduate student that graduated in the fall of 2021 from the HCS Department. 
  • Students who participated in previous Graduate Research Symposium competitions are required to report additional or different data unless the previously presented data is being used to answer a different research question or different analytical procedures are utilized.   
  • Students may participate in either the research flash talks OR proposal flash talks.
  • Students must be registered for the event by the deadline.  
  • Student may judge presentations only if they are not presenting a flash talk in that category (e.g. students presenting a research flash talk may judge proposal flash talks but not other research flash talks).

Abstract Submission Guidelines 

1. General Information 

  • All competition and non-competition categories require an abstract submission.  
  • Abstracts will be published in the Graduate Research Symposium Program Booklet that will be given to all participants of the Symposium (University affiliates and visitors) via the HCS GSA website. 
  • 20% of score will be from the submitted abstract.  

2. Submission Date & Scoring  

  • Submitted by  Friday, March 11th, 2022.   
  • Must include title, authors, and affiliations.   
  • 250-word limit without the title, authors, and affiliations. 
  • Times New Roman font, size 12, left aligned, and 1.15 spacing must be used.  
  • Include your first and last names in the file name.
  • Submitted as a Word Document (.docx) through the HCS GSA website under the GRS Abstract Submission Form go.osu.edu/hcsgrs 
  • Points will be deducted for missing any of the above information or formatting or going over the word limit. Attached is an example of correct abstract formatting.  
  • Sample abstract:


Zoom Presentation Guidelines  

1.Proposal Flash Talk

  • Time:3 minutes with 2 minutes for questions  
  • Eligibility for this category:  
    • Student in their 1st year of their program as of the week of the symposium  
    • OR a student passed their 1st year but presenting a newly developed project  
  • Additional Info: Preliminary data presented can be the student’s own data or obtained from a different source that supports the proposed research. 
  • Competition Rules: 
    • Talk should cover only a single project. 
    • PowerPoint slide(s) are encouraged. 
    • The abstract (20%) and the presentation/question session (80%) will count toward the final score. 
    • A 5-point deduction for every 15 seconds over time.   

  2. Research Flash Talk

  • Time:3 minutes with 2 minutes for questions 
  • Eligibility for this category:  
    • Student that has new results (not presented at last year’s GRS) from research to present. 
    • OR a student that is asking a different question or using a different analytical technique with data that was previously presented at a GRS.  
  • Competition Rules:  
    • Talk should cover only a single project. 
    • PowerPoint slide(s) are encouraged. 
    • The abstract (20%) and the presentation/question session (80%) will count toward the final score. 
    • A 5-point deduction for every 15 seconds over time.   

Awards

Monetary awards will be given for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place winners in each competition along with a people’s choice award.  


Competition Rubric

Each competitor must submit an abstract and deliver a talk. Both the abstract and the talk will be assessed for the competition. A breakdown of how the score is determined is below.

PORTION SCORE
Abstract portion (by judge) 20%
Talk portion (by judge) 70%
Abstract requirements & accessibility portion (by planning committee) 10%
TOTAL 100%

 

Please view the detailed competition rubric:

2022 Competition Rubric