iPRES 2019 Awards

It is a good tradition for the iPRES conference to recognize outstanding contributions and to celebrate these in awards. This year at the iPRES 2019 Conference we have no less than five awards to celebrate.

iPRES 2019 will recognize the following outstanding contributions:

  • The best Paper Award (a statue, a certificate and € 750)
  • The best Poster Award (a statue, a certificate and € 500)
  • The best Poster Audience Award (a statue, a certificate and € 250)
  • The best First Time Contribution Award (a statue, a certificate and registration and a contribution travel to attend iPRES at some point in the next three years – Beijing 2020, Urbana Champaign 2021 or Glasgow 2022)
  • The best Tulip Photo Award (a statue and a certificate)

The prizes will be awarded at the conference dinner on 18 September.


Best Paper Award, sponsored by: 

 

In order to recognize papers that stand out for their quality, iPRES awards a prize to the author(s) of the Best Paper and Honorary Mentions to two additional papers. The top three papers are selected following a procedure based on the review scores and scores assigned by the Best Paper Award Jury, using the following set of criteria:

  • Does the work significantly advance knowledge in digital preservation?
  • Does the work adequately build on or contextualise previous work?
  • Is there sufficient evidence for claims presented by the authors?
  • Are there outcomes that other researchers or practitioners can benefit from?
  • Is the work original and has it been published/presented in some form before?

The winner will be announced on Thursday 19 September during the lunch break in the Foyer and receive the award then too.

Best Poster Award, sponsored by:


In order to recognize posters that stand out for their quality, iPRES awards a prize to the author(s) of the Best Poster and Honorary Mentions to two additional posters. The top three posters are selected following a procedure based on the review scores and scores assigned by the Best Poster Award Jury, using the following set of criteria:

  • Does the work significantly advance knowledge in digital preservation?
  • Does the work adequately build on or contextualise previous work?
  • Is there sufficient evidence for claims presented by the authors?

The winner will be announced at the conference dinner and receive the award there too.

Best Poster Audience Award, sponsored by:


In order to recognize the most popular poster, iPRES awards a prize to the author(s) of the poster voted by the conference attendees. Stickers will be handed out to attendees to vote for their most popular poster between 11:00 and 12:30, during the poster sessions. Each conference attendee can reward one poster by attaching the sticker to one of the posters listed on a voting sheet. The award will be determined based on the voting results.

The winner will be announced at the conference dinner and receive the award there too.

Best Tulip Photo Award, sponsored by:


At the closing session of the iPRES 2018 conference we handed out packages of Tulip bulbs and asked everyone to plant the bulbs, watch them grow, make a photo and send this photo to the iPRES 2019 organizers. In order to recognize the most creative, most funny, most beautiful photo, iPRES awards a prize to the author of the photo. The winner is selected by the Best Photo Award Jury and will be announced at the conference dinner and receive the award there too.

Best First Time Contribution Award, sponsored by:


This is a special Award to encourage participation from newcomers, whether early in their career, or new converts to the digital preservation cause. It is an experiment that marks another small milestone in ongoing efforts to make iPRES an inclusive and supportive forum. The award is for first time attendees and we have over 200 first time attendees! Any contribution will be considered, whether a paper or poster, a presentation at the Ad Hoc programme or at a panel, or contribution to the Hackathon or in the games room. That also includes contributions that respond to the conference programme, such as tweets, comments or killer questions ‘from the floor’ during the conference.

The winner is selected out of a long list of nominations given by the members of the iPRES 2019 Programme Committee, to be considered by a smaller group of judges, based on the following criteria:

  • The contribution has to be clearly expressed
  • Relevant to the themes of the conference
  • contain sufficient insight to be worthy of further exploration.
  • Because the award seeks to encourage participants who might not normally attend iPRES, bonus points will be given for the extent to which a contribution brings new perspectives on digital preservation. Consequently, perspectives from sectors, discipline, countries and industry not normally well represented will have a marginal advantage.

The winner will be announced on Thursday 19 September during the lunch break in the Foyer and receive the award there too.