To participate, students must write a scientific paper based on a topic in animal science, dairy science, veterinary science, agronomy, biological sciences or other related disciplines.
Undergraduate student papers cannot exceed 3500 words in length and graduate student papers cannot exceed 5000 words in length. The program will include two phases: regional and global. In the regional phase, papers in languages other than English will be accepted. In the global phase, we will assist the students with translating their papers if necessary.
Who can participate?
There are two different levels of participation: undergraduate and graduate. Undergraduate students are those pursuing a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent. Graduate students are those pursuing a Masters or Doctoral degree.
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Please note, a paper does not have to be submitted as part of this initial registration process. The deadline for submitting papers is at a later date.
Phase 1 – Regional
To participate, students must write a scientific paper based on an agricultural topic such as veterinary science, animal nutrition, feeding technology, agricultural developments or agricultural management. Undergraduate student papers cannot exceed 3500 words in length and graduate student papers cannot exceed 5000 words in length. Papers in languages other than English will be accepted. Each submission must be accompanied by a 250 word abstract based on the paper. The papers submitted cannot be previously published in any research journal. After the competition, students are encouraged to submit their research for publication in the journal of their choice.
Phase 2 - Global
The winning student from each region will compete within his/her continent for a chance to attend the global competition held in Kentucky, USA. Out of ten regional winners, three will be selected to advance.
In this phase all papers must be in English. We will help the students to have their work translated into English if necessary.
Presentations should be based on the original paper submitted to the competition. Students present in English or with the help of a translator provided by Alltech. Sound experimental design and interpretation are essential. Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® is required. Some coaching assistance will be provided to the students on how to prepare their Powerpoint presentations.