Abstract submission and prizes

The abstract submission period is now closed and the ICEP 2019 Organising Committee are not accepting any late submissions.

If your abstract has been successful and you have received notification of acceptance, the organisation committee will be in contact in due course with the time and date of your presentation slot.


Elsevier Early Career Research Poster Prize 

We are honoured to announce this year’s young researcher poster award, sponsored by the Journal of Environmental Psychology, published by Elsevier. 

The total prize sum is £250 and £50 will be awarded to the five best contributions.

Early career researchers are defined as no more senior than 5 years from PhD award. If you want to enter this competition please pick up the ECR visual from the conference desk and fix it in the top right hand corner of your poster board. Posters submitted by will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Quality of research presented (novelty, rigour, methods)
  • Structure and clarity (ease of understanding)
  • Use of figures, pictures and other visuals
  • Creativity and design (attractiveness)
  • Potential to evoke discussion (the little extra, e.g. critical evaluation, theoretical advance)
To achieve a high level of objectivity, the posters will be evaluated by an independent poster evaluation committee consisting of representatives from a variety of universities, fields of research and career stages. Contact Isabel Richter (isabel.richter@plymouth.ac.uk) for queries. We are looking forward to an exciting poster session on Wednesday afternoon.

Photo competition (creative and fun)

Can just one image embrace your ICEP talk or poster? Whether it's connectedness to nature, citizen science or pro-environmental behaviour, the #ICEP2019 photo competition will put your creativity to the test! We want ICEP delegates to capture and submit images which embody their presentation at the conference, with prizes on offer for those which exhibit the most imagination, artistic flare, and humour. Pictures can be candid or choreographed and need to incorporate a relevant Plymouth scene.

And this for the small print:

  • Submissions will be judged according to how well they depict their chosen subject, and prizes will be awarded for three categories: most creative image; most artistic image; funniest image.
  • The judging committee is a group of early career researchers at the European Centre for Environment and Human Health.
  • Photos should be entered via email to Alexander Smalley A.J.Smalley@exeter.ac.uk with a short description of the project being depicted and location of the photo.
  • Only one image is allowed per participant
  • The image needs to include a relevant Plymouth scene (this can be outdoors, e.g., natural or built environment, or indoors, e.g., on campus)
  • The image also needs to include the ICEP2019 logo in some way, e.g., by including the conference bag or showing it on your phone or similar.
  • The competition is open to all, whether you’re a junior, mid-career or senior researcher, and it’s open to any topic
  • The competition closes on Thursday noon (12:00) with prize giving at the conference dinner on Thursday evening (or we’ll find you on Friday if you can’t attend the conference dinner).

Instructions for oral and poster presentations

Instructions for Presenters - oral and symposia

  • All presentations must be delivered using Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • On arrival all presenters should bring a copy of your presentation on a USB memory stick to the conference Registration Desk where a member of the Events Team will take a copy. We will then ensure that your presentation is pre-loaded ahead of your session. Presenters are asked to adhere to the programme timings and not over-run their allotted time.
  • Speakers will each have 15 minutes allocated for their presentation, including answering questions. Talks will be subject to strict timing as controlled by the Session Chairs.
  • All speakers must use the onsite computer equipment, which comprises of: desktop computer (loaded with Windows 10, Microsoft Office 2016) and a data projector. Microphones are provided in the lecture theatres. If you wish to use your own laptop or MAC, this can only be done by prior agreement with the organising committee.

Instructions for Poster Presentations 

  • All posters should be A0 and must be in portrait orientation (NOT landscape).
  • On arrival posters should be brought to the Registration Desk where individuals will be provided with fixing materials to display the poster. Posters should be on display for the duration of the conference and presenters will be required to stand by their posters at the times indicated in the programme.

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