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Opportunity to win a ticket to the Oxford Farming Conference!

last modified Nov 01, 2017 05:33 PM

Create a poster about the Plant Sciences Department @Cambridge for a chance to join Bayer for one of the most important annual events in the farming calendar


Why take part?

The Oxford Farming Conference brings together leading stakeholders from the food and farming sectors to tackle head-on the current and future challenges facing the UK agricultural industry through a series of collaborative and open-floor discussions. Endorsed by Ministers and Royalty, the Oxford Farming Conference has been at the centre of decision-making across the supply chain for over 70 years. The Oxford Farming Conference presents a unique opportunity to network extensively with key influencers of the industry, allowing the winner to spread awareness of Plant Sciences @Cambridge, and gain further understanding of the current challenges facing the industry and how they can contribute to dealing with these challenges through plant science.




What is included in the prize?

The prize, kindly sponsored by Bayer, will include a full package conference ticket (including champagne reception and pre-conference dinner) and accommodation and food expenses during the event.

Who are we looking for?

Are you an engaged, driven individual? Can you translate the incredible innovative research in plant science into beneficial solutions that help build a more resilient food system on local, national and/or global levels? Then, this is for YOU!

To participate create a poster highlighting the ways in which Cambridge's Plant Science Department embraces change, tackling the global challenges of provision of food, materials, health and ecosystems. How does plant science benefit the farmer, and the consumer? What opportunities are there in plant science research to adapt to the challenges of climate change, food security, or the ability for the farmer to produce food?

Key dates:

Closing date for submissions: 15 November 2017

Shortlisted Posters announcement: 20 November 2017

Departmental Voting: 20 – 24 November 2017

Winner Announcement: 25November 2017

What are the rules?

1. This competition is open to all Post Graduates at the Plant Sciences Department

2. Your submission should include complete details of the contestant (e.g., name, affiliation, and biography etc).

3. Posters should be submitted by email to

4. Format: A0 Portrait. Submission as power point file and pdf file.

5. All participants will be informed by email and shortlisted posters will be displayed on the CambPlants website as well.

How will entries be judged?

Entries will be shortlisted by members of Bayer's External Affairs Team, the Head of Department of Plant Sciences, and the CambPlants Coordinator, and the winner will be decided by members of the Department of Plant Sciences (posters will be displayed in the tea room). The prize will be awarded to the entry with the most votes.


We are looking forward to receiving your posters. Good luck!





CambPlants is an umbrella organisation for those involved in plant-related research at the University of Cambridge, and the point of contact for external interested parties. We provide support for impact and translation activities – be that public engagement, industry collaboration, or informing policy. We help build relationships within the university and facilitate new interdisciplinary collaborations, as well as engaging with industry. Contact us to keep updated with the latest news or share information.

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