TRIARCH "Botanical Images" Student Travel Award

Established by Dr. Paul Conant, and supported by TRIARCH INCORPORATED, this award provides acknowledgement and travel support to BSA meetings for outstanding student work in the area of creating botanical digital images.


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The Botanical Society of America is pleased to open the Triarch “Botanical Images” Student Travel Awards for 2017. Three awards are available to undergraduate and graduate students registered for, and attending, the Botany 2017 Conference to be held in Fort Worth, Texas - June 24 thru 28.

TRIARCH INCORPORATED provides 3 travel awards each year for attendance at the Botany Conference. Awards will be given for the top three botanical images ($500, $300 and $200) as judged by the 2017 Triarch Image Panel. Although the presentation of a paper/poster at Botany 2017 is not a requirement, students who are presenting will be given the highest priority. View past submissions. Images and associated metadata must be provided by APRIL 10, 2017.

Award Criteria
The Triarch “Botanical Images” awards are given for the outstanding botanical images, provided by a student member of the Botanical Society of America. Submissions are limited to "FOUR-per-person." Images must be accompanied by a well written explanation outlining the significance of the image to botany in language understandable to non-professionals.

Submissions must include (filled out in the form below):
1. A brief paragraph explaining the image to a non-professional audience using, and explaining, botanical terms.
2. Metadata fields (filled out in the form below).
     a. Name(s) of creator(s), including institutional information, address, one phone number and one contact email;
     b. Image title, botanical discipline represented;
     c. Botanical name(s), common name(s), when the image was taken, where it was taken (longitude/latitude if available and appropriate);
     d. Links to online publication (i.e. if used in the AJB). If published elsewhere, we will need proof of copyright permission.

All submitted images will be peer-reviewed and assessed for placement in the BSA online image collection. All images passing the peer-review process will be placed in the BSA Online Image collection, may be used in whole or in part on BSA web sites, may be printed in the American Journal of Botany in recognition of this award and/or used in BSA promotional materials. Please note: image creators retain all rights to their images, images will be used as outlined in the BSA’s Terms of Use (http://images.botany.org/index.html#license) and we will always seek the authors permission before use.

3. File must be a .JPG within the size range minimum 1MB - maximum 15MB and must be an image created by you or as part of a team/lab you are working with.

Applicants, please use the form below to apply for this award by APRIL 10, 2017.

 

2015 Award Recipients - (view all 2015 submissions)


First Place, Jennifer Dixon, Iowa State University
A Flower of a Different Color

$500 Botany 2015 Student Travel Award



Second Place, Rebecca Povilus, Harvard University
Bright Colors and Strong Scents

$300 Botany 2015 Student Travel Award



Third Place tie, Alaina Petlewski, Humboldt State University
Resilience

$200 Botany 2015 Student Travel Award



2014 Award Recipients - (view all 2014 submissions)


First Place, Daniel McNair, University of Southern Mississippi
Graceful aging

$500 Botany 2014 Student Travel Award



Second Place, Daniel McNair, University of Southern Mississippi
Last of the longleaf



Third Place tie, Abby Glauser, University of Kansas
Resilience

$250 Botany 2014 Student Travel Award



Third Place tie, Carla Harper, University of Kansas
260 million year old (Permian) mycorrhizal fungi from Antarctica

$250 Botany 2014 Student Travel Award


2013 Award Recipients - (view all submissions)


First Place, Ricardo Kriebel, New York Botanical Garden
On the unusual floral ways of highland small flowered Melastomataceae as exemplified by Miconia arboricola

$500 Botany 2013 Student Travel Award



Second Place, Meriel Melendrezk, University of California, Berkeley
Beautiful Strangler

$250 Botany 2013 Student Travel Award



Third Place, Jeff Benca, University of California, Berkeley
Where Red Ferns Grow

$150 Botany 2013 Student Travel Award


2012 Award Recipients - (view all submissions)


First Place, Glenn Shelton, Humboldt State Univeristy
A charismatic salt rush inflorescence

$500 Botany 2012 Student Travel Award



Second Place, Sean Gershaneck, University of Hawai'i at Manoa
'Ōhi'a Lehua at Akanikōlea

$250 Botany 2012 Student Travel Award



Third Place, Andrew Crowl, University of Florida
Cocos nucifera (coconut) dispersal in action

$150 Botany 2012 Student Travel Award


 

2011 Award Recipients - (view all submissions)


First Place, James Riser, Washington State University
Showy milkweed and hawk moth

$500 Botany 2011 Student Travel Award



Second Place, Allison Schwartz, University of California, Los Angeles
Top view of a root nodule from Pisum sativum with DR5::GUS auxin responsive reporter construct

$250 Botany 2011 Student Travel Award



Third Place, Alan Franck, University of South Florida
One night only

$150 Botany 2011 Student Travel Award


Third Place, Tomas Zavada, University Of Massachusetts
Pollinating chicory

$150 Botany 2011 Student Travel Award


 

2010 Award Recipients - (view all submissions)


First Place, Lachezar Nikolov, Harvard University
Jabberwacky

$500 Botany 2010 Student Travel Award



Second Place, Margaret Sporck, University of Hawai'i Manoa
Disjunct Veins of Euphorbia rockii

$250 Botany 2010 Student Travel Award



Third Place, Wenchi Jin, University of Michigan
Heater in the snow

$150 Botany 2010 Student Travel Award


 

2009 Award Recipients - (view all submissions)


First Place, Mauricio Diazgranados, Saint Louis University
Nature Games

$500 Botany 2009 Student Travel Award



Second Place, Julia Nowak, University of British Columbia
Canola vascular bundles

$250 Botany 2009 Student Travel Award



Third Place, James Cohen, Cornell University
Apocynaceae flower close up

$150 Botany 2009 Student Travel Award


 

2008 Award Recipients - (view all submissions)


First Place, John Schenk, Washington State University
Seed surface patterns of Mentzelia laciniata

$500 Botany 2008 Student Travel Award



Second Place, Matthew Valente, University of Tennessee
Los Pantalones

$250 Botany 2008 Student Travel Award



Third Place, Mauricio Diazgranados, Saint Louis University
Singular plants of the top of the neotropical Andes

$150 Botany 2008 Student Travel Award


 

2007 Award Recipients - (view all submissions)


First Place, C. Matt Guilliams, San Diego State University
Inflorescence of sandfood (Pholisma sonorae), a root parasite of the Algodones Dunes, Imperial County, California

$500 Botany 2007 Student Travel Award



Second Place, Jessica Budke, University of Connecticut
Colored scanning electron micrograph of the moss peristome of Timmia megapolitana

$250 Botany 2007 Student Travel Award



Third Place, Nicole M. Hughes, Wake Forest University
Tip-down anthocyanin in developing leaves of Ailanthus altissima

$100 Botany 2007 Student Travel Award


 

2006 Award Recipients - (view all submissions)


Frist Place, Jay F. Bolin, Old Dominion University
Flower of Hydnora africana (foreground) parasitizing its host Euphorbia mauritanica

$500 Botany 2006 Student Travel Award



Second Place, Anna Jacobsen, Michigan State University
A hover fly uses its vacuum-like mouth to remove pollen from an anther of a Phacelia (Hydrophyllaceae) flower in the Antelope Valley California Poppy Preserve

$250 Botany 2006 Student Travel Award



Third Place, Ryan McMillen, Southern Illinois University
Equisetum arvense stem with stomata and silica protrusions

$100 Botany 2006 Student Travel Award