Date(s) - 04/12/2021
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

SSA Victorian Branch - Live Zoom Competition



SSA Victorian Branch is calling for nominations for the 2020 Dr Ian Sargeant Student Awards.  This is a Live Zoom competition for ‘Best Presentation of Soil Related Research’ to be held on Friday 4 December 3.00 pm to 4.30 pm AEDT.

Show us your research – quick and dirty.

To nominate, send a brief abstract (<100 words) and the title of your talk to

General Information: 

This event is named in honour of Dr. Ian (‘Sarge’) Sargeant and is scheduled as a World Soil Day (WSD) event.  Keynote speakers will talk about Ian, WSD and the value of soil science. The judges are professionals from academia, state government and industry.

Contestants with various ‘soil-backgrounds’ will present for three (3) minutes – one after another. After presentations, a panel of judges will adjourn to a Zoom breakout room to adjudicate.  The judges will then return and announce the winner. The presentation rules and judging criteria are based on the 3-minute thesis format.

Prize Information:






Download a copy of the flyer.

Download a copy of the Rules and Judging Criteria.

Download a copy of the story of Dr Ian Sargeant.


Bookings are closed for this event.