Archie Carr Student Award

The Archie Carr Student Award for the best student presentation is given annually at the International Sea Turtle Symposium in recognition of excellence in graduate student research. Awards are made for both oral and poster presentations, in the categories of biology and conservation, and the Awards ceremony has become a much-anticipated event at the annual symposium. Award winners also receive a cash prize. To be considered for the award, the presentation’s primary student author must check the 'Archie Carr Award' box during abstract submission.

See here for a history of the Archie Carr Student Award and here for more information about Dr Archie Carr.

Grassroots Conservation Award

One award will be given to the symposium presentation (poster or oral) that best demonstrates a positive contribution by a grassroots group or individual towards the conservation of marine turtles and/or their habitats. Presentations will be judged by 5 - 6 judges in a process similar to that undertaken for judging the Archie Carr Student Awards.

To be a candidate for the award, the presentation’s primary author must check the Grassroots Conservation Award box during abstract submission. They must also submit an explanation on how their group/organisation is having a positive impact on sea turtles and/or their habitats and meets the award eligibility criteria. The GCA Committee will review the abstracts and evaluate the eligibility of the nominees. Final judging decisions for the award will be made subsequent to viewing the actual oral and/or poster presentations given by candidates during ISTS41.

See here for more information about the Grassroots Conservation Award, who is eligible, and how to apply.

International Sea Turtle Society Awards

For more information about the International Sea Turtle Society Awards, including the Lifetime Achievement, Champions Award, and Ed Drane Award for Volunteerism, see here.