The prize fund of £1000.00 will be shared between the three most impressive papers submitted by a student author. The prizes will be awarded during the conference, which is taking place at Austin Court, Birmingham, UK on the 2-5th September 2018.

Andy Pearson chairman of the conference organising committee explains why the award has been introduced. “There are many fantastic young students involved in our industry and we hope this award will encourage them to participate in this major international conference. It is a great opportunity to showcase their research and start developing a network of international contacts”.

The Award is open students, undergraduate or post graduate, who are registered with an educational centre on the 1st June 2018 . Full details of the award and how to submit an abstract can be found at