Tweet to win: National contest highlights impact of CFI research projects
The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) wants Memorial students and post-doctoral scholars to take to Twitter to show off their research.
The national organization has launched its #IAmInnovation contest, which aims to showcase the vital research taking place in CFI-funded labs with CFI-funded equipment. The contest is open to undergraduates, master’s students, PhDs and post-doctoral fellows.
Organizers say they want participants to demonstrate how working in state-of-the-art facilities with cutting-edge equipment has supported their research allowing them to make a difference.
To enter, participants must tweet an image or video, tagging @InnovationCA and including the hashtags #IAmInnovation and #Contest to their submissions.
Eligibility, criteria and other details are available online.
Prizes up for grabs
According to the CFI, three primary prize winners will each receive an all-expenses paid, round trip from within Canada to Ottawa, two-nights’ hotel accommodation and a professional communications skills workshop tailored to researchers, by the end of May. They’ll also have the opportunity to take over the CFI’s Twitter account.
Two secondary cash prizes of $500 and $250 will be awarded for the most popular tweets, defined as Submissions that receive the first- and second-highest number of retweets.
Last year, several Memorial entries were submitted. You can get your own inspiration by viewing them here.
The #IAmInnovation contest runs until March 8.
Jeff Green is a senior communications advisor with the Office of the Vice-President (Research). He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.