This contest is intended to encourage active student participation in the conference. Student submissions can be based on a literature review, clinical case study, or empirical research. A variety of topics are welcome, as long as they are related to positive psychology, such as well-being, meaning, purpose, health psychology, or spirituality. Students may approach their topics from different therapeutic perspectives, such as contemporary positive psychology, humanistic/existential psychology or constructivist psychology. A panel of judges will decide whether accepted submissions will be presented as posters, paper presentations (15 min), or part of a symposium, depending on the topics. Students may include their professors or thesis supervisors as co-authors.
Deadline for submission: Extended to June 1, 2012
Notification of results: June 15, 2012
First Prize: $200 plus a plaque
Second Prize: $150 plus a plaque
Third Prize: $100 plus a plaque
All students will receive a 40% discount for conference registration. Winners will be given a waiver on conference registration (the all inclusive package). For conference pricing, please see www.meaning.ca/conference/
Students will be notified about their acceptance or non-acceptance by June 15; winners will also be informed of the prize they have been awarded.
Submit your proposal to Dr. Ken Hart (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Paul Wong (email@example.com) no later than 11:59pm June 1st. The submission should be an abstract of approximately 5oo words, stating the topic, objective, method, main findings and contributions of your presentation. Your submission will be judged by a panel of experts including Dr. Hart, Dr. Wong and other professors.