Awards & Grants are Available Each Year

Each year at the annual conference IAATE presents a series of awards recognizing significant achievements by its members in several fields.
Members may also apply for grant funding for conservation projects with the grant awards being made at the conference.

IAATE Awards & Grants

Behavior awards are presented at our annual conference each year. Applicants are requested to pre-submit videos of behaviors for consideration via Drop Box or another electronic sharing service. This is to allow our Awards Committee time to put together the video presentation that is played during our conference banquet. For information on how to use Drop Box, please download instructions here. Please send all completed entry forms and videos electronically to Awards Committee Chair, Kit Lacy:  Kit@CascadesRaptorCenter.org 

 

In the event that the committee does not receive a sufficient number of submissions, behavior award entries will be compiled for the following year’s conference. 


AWARDS SUBMISSION DEADLINE - JANUARY 31, 2017. 

Late submissions will not be accepted. Attendance at the conference is not required.

Conservation Grant

IAATE Conservation Grants are awarded to support IAATE member participation in avian conservation projects and initiatives. The winners will be announced at the Banquet. Attendance at the conference is not a requirement. Videotapes, pictures, papers, etc., can be included with entry/application.

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Education Grant

IAATE Education Grants are awarded to members to develop and support avian education programs within zoos and other avian facilities. The winners will be announced at the Banquet. Attendance at the conference is not a requirement. Supporting materials such as videos and pictures can be included with entry/application.

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Husbandry Behavior
of the Year

This award recognizes what the IAATE Awards committee thinks is the best bird behavior incorporating some form of husbandry practice since the last conference. The behavior must be safe for the bird and any trainers involved with the behavior.

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Interpretive
Award

This award recognizes the educational value of a bird behavior, bird exhibit or piece of script incorporated into a show that uniquely describes anything relating to birds (ie. bird eggs, feathers, bird beaks, etc.). For example, an organization devised a way to show children how strong a chicken egg shell is. During their presentation children were able to pile rocks into a box that was supported by a chicken egg.

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Show Behavior
of the Year

This award recognizes what the IAATE Awards committee thinks is the best bird behavior incorporated into a show since the last conference. The bird behavior can also be incorporated into pre-show and post-show activities. The behavior must be safe for the bird and any trainers or guests involved with the behavior.

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High Flyer
Award

This award will be given to the paper that the conference attendees vote as the best. All conference attendees get to vote on their favorite paper; so to have a chance at winning this award all you have to do is present a paper. All presenters for the conference have their papers automatically entered for the High Flyer Award. Note that only papers submitted by the submission deadline are eligible.

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Awards & Grants

2016 Grants Winners Featured Above

Each year at the annual conference IAATE presents a series of awards recognizing significant achievements by its members in several fields. Members may also apply for grant funding for conservation projects with the grant awards being made at the conference.

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Submission Deadlines

Deadline October 1, 2016
Paper/Poster Abstracts
Conference Scholarship Application Submission


Deadline December 1, 2016
Conservation and Education Grant Application Submission


Deadline January 31, 2017
Photo Contest Submission
Awards Submissions

Registration Deadlines

Deadline January 1, 2017
Early Bird Registration


Deadline January 25, 2017
Hotel Guaranteed Rate Reservation


Deadline January 25, 2017
All Mailed and Online Registrations

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