NZIC is delighted to announce that there will be various prizes available at the conference.

Student Oral Communication Prize: The Journal of Physical Chemistry is kindly sponsoring a prize for the best student oral communicator. Each geographical branch will select a representative who will be a postgraduate student (Honours, Masters or Doctoral). There will be a plenary session of the conference dedicated to the student presentations. Each presenter will be given 12 mins + 3 mins for questions to present their research. A prize of NZ$250 is available to the best communicator as decided by the panel of judges selected from the plenary and keynote speakers.

Student Poster Prizes: There are 5 student poster prizes available, sponsored by The Journal of Physical Chemistry and the Royal Society of Chemistry New Zealand Branch. Each prize is worth NZ$250. There will be 4 prize winners selected by the panel of judges, and one peoples choice award.

Early Career Researcher Communication Prize: There are two prizes available for early career researchers in the oral sessions, the ChemComm & PCCP Prize and the Dalton & CrystEngComm prize. Each comes with a certificate and prize of NZ$200, as well as online promotion of the winners. These are open to postdocs, research fellows and academics (no more than 3 years beyond first academic appointment). To be considered for these prizes please email the conference organiser (sarah.masters@canterbury.ac.nz) no later than 12 noon Friday November 22. The talk prizes are generously sponsored by the RSC journals ChemComm, PCCP, Dalton Transactions and CrystEngComm. The talks will judged by members of the organising committee and invited guests. Talks will be judged on the content, presentation, clarity, understanding and communication of the presenting author. Prizes will be presented either during the Conference Dinner on Wednesday November 27 or at the Closing Ceremony on Thursday November 28.