The Prize for the Best Student Presentation in Sport and Exercise Psychology has been established to support and encourage students studying sport and exercise psychology.

Two Awards are given each year.

The first Award recognises the best student presentation in Sport and Exercise Psychology at the University of Queensland's Human Movement Studies Annual Postgraduate Conference.

The second Award recognises the best student presentation in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Victoria University's (VU) Community and Sport Psychology Annual Postgraduate Conference.

The purpose of each conference is to provide postgraduate students with the opportunity to present research in a supportive and encouraging environment.

Administration

  1. The APS College of Sport and Exercise Psychology is responsible for administering the Award and for funding of the Award.
  2. The National Committee of the College will appoint a selection committee of at least three (3) members of the College to be responsible for selecting an appropriate Award winner. The course coordinator from each university will also be invited to participate as a member of the selection committee for the relevant Award.
  3. The Award will be presented at either the University of Queensland's Human Movement Studies Annual Postgraduate Conference or the Victoria University Community and Sport Psychology Annual Postgraduate Conference, as applicable.

Eligibility

  1. The candidate must be registered as a student presenter at the relevant conference immediately preceding their nomination for the Award; and
  2. The candidate must deliver a presentation that covers any aspect of sport and/or exercise psychology at that conference.

Nomination process

  1. Students nominate by submitting an abstract for a presentation to the relevant conference organising committee.
  2. Each member of the selection committee will individually review and assess all abstracts covering any aspect of sport and/or exercise psychology according to the judging criteria set out below.
  3. All individual abstract review assessments are then combined to provide each presentation with an overall total score.
  4. A ranking of all presentations for each conference is produced, with the top three rankings shortlisted for final judging to be completed at the relevant conference.
  5. Members of the relevant Selection Committee who are present at the conference for the delivery of the three short-listed presentations (i.e. minimum of two selection committee members required to be in attendance) will judge the best presentation according to the second judging criteria set out below.

Selection criteria

The following judging criteria will be utilised in determining the short-listing and final prize winning recipient:

  1. Abstracts - Rating (Score out of 10)
    1. Demonstrated link with sport and/or exercise psychology; 
    2. Quality of methodological approach; 
    3. Clear practical implications of the research.
  2. Oral Presentation
  3. Ability to engage professionally and appropriately with the audience.

Value of the award

Successful candidates for the Prize for Best Student Presentation in Sport and Exercise Psychology:

  1. will receive a prize of $250.00 and a certificate; and
  2. will be required to write a 1-2 page summary of their research presentation for the next upcoming edition of the College newsletter - The Sporting Mind (TSM).

Closing date

Closing date to be advised

Please send nominations to:
Prize for Best Student Presentation in Sport and Exercise Psychology
Member Groups Administrator (Colleges)
The Australian Psychological Society
PO Box 38
Flinders Lane VIC 8009

Contact:

Tel: 03 8662 3300
Email: colleges@psychology.org.au.

Previous winners

2013 

Boaz Ozeri

2011 

Rachel Jones, University of Queensland