2019 ABSA International Biosafety and Biosecurity Promotional Awards

The Biosafety and Biosecurity Promotional Awards have been created to recognize ABSA International members in their efforts in promoting biosafety through marketing initiatives. A first and second place award in each category shall be given, when merited. These awards will be presented during the Honor Awards and Special Recognition Luncheon at the 62nd Annual Biosafety and Biosecurity Conference. Winners need not be present.

2019 Biosafety and Biosecurity Month - Beyond the Lab: Increasing the Visibility of Biosafety and Biosecurity.

Biosafety and Biosecurity Promotional Item Award

This award is given for distinction in the creation of innovative materials used for biosafety marketing and outreach.

Submissions for this category should be single pieces of media created and used by an institution for promotion of biosafety related activities. These pieces are generally considered “stand alone” items. The following media are examples that may be submitted for this award, but other “stand alone” types of media submissions may also be considered: Issue of a Newsletter; Printed Advertisement; Poster; Signage; Video (if you are submitting video, please include a link in the summary information); Brochure; Mailer; Webpage; T-shirt; Classic Promotional Item; etc.

Submissions for this award should include:

  • Copy of Biosafety and Biosecurity Promotional Item
  • Summary of the item’s intended role in supporting the institution’s biosafety program and method of deployment.

Award Winners

Biosafety and Biosecurity Month Promotional Item Award, 1st Place: Safety Minute-Research Related Biohazard Exposure ABCs, Anne Viroreli, Karin Wasler, Kendall Lafranchi, University of California—Los Angeles

2019
1st Place

Safety Minute-Research Related Biohazard Exposure ABCs

Anne Viroreli, Karin Wasler, Kendall Lafranchi, University of California—Los Angeles

2018 Biosafety Promotional Item Award, 1st Place: The Hall of Horrors-Safety Video Game, Holley Trucks, University of Kentucky

2018

The Hall of Horrors-Safety Video Game

Holley Trucks, University of Kentucky

2017 Biosafety Promotional Item Award: Don’t be Sorry | Be Safe! Richard Baumann, National Institutes of Health

2017

Don’t be Sorry | Be Safe!

Richard Baumann, National Institutes of Health

Biosafety and Biosecurity Month Promotional Award

This award is given for distinction in an institution’s efforts in promotion of 2019 Biosafety Month.

Comprehensive promotion of 2019 Biosafety Month generally includes multiple actions and pieces of media used over a period of time. Deployment strategy, integration of quality media and mediums, message clarity, creativity, originality, and measures of success and outcomes (impact) will be considered as important attributes in determining the excellence of an institution’s efforts to promote 2019 Biosafety Month.

Submissions for this award should include:

  • Copy of media
  • Summary of the institute’s initiative for the promotion of 2019 Biosafety Month highlighting the attributes described above.

Award Winners

2019 Biosafety and Biosecurity Month Promotional Award, 1st Place: CSU Biosafety Stewardship Initiative, Christine Johnson & Emma Mannino, Colorado State University

2019
1st Place

CSU Biosafety Stewardship Initiative

Christine Johnson & Emma Mannino, Colorado State University

2018 National Biosafety Month Promotional Award: Safety Games-Safety Oriented Scavenger Hunt, Hsiang-Ming Wang, University of Chicago

2018

Safety Games-Safety Oriented Scavenger Hunt

Hsiang-Ming Wang, University of Chicago

2017 National Biosafety Month Promotional Award: Stay Alert, Don't Get Stuck, Irene Mendoza, Giorgio Scarpellini, Catherine Mancini, Arizona State University

2017

Stay Alert, Don’t Get Stuck

Irene Mendoza, Giorgio Scarpellini, Catherine Mancini, Arizona State University

Entry Requirements

To be eligible to receive the award, the following requirements must be met:

  • The applicant must be a current member ABSA International.
  • A separate, online form must be submitted for each award entry.
  • The applicant submitting the award shall have been primarily responsible for the initiation, development, and deployment/implementation of the submissions for each ABSA Biosafety and Biosecurity Promotional Awards. They will not have had to create the submission materials internally in their entirety. All providers for the creation and production of materials must be identified on the application, including third party contributors. The applicant must be proactive in identifying who has participated in the creation and production of the submitted item. Deviation from this requirement may result in disqualification of a submission.
  • ABSA International members participating in the judging of ABSA International Biosafety and Biosecurity Promotional Awards are not eligible for entry.

Online Submission Process & Awards

  • Please compose your summary based on the award for which you are applying (approx. 750 words) you will be asked for this summary on your online application.
  • Submit your entry online using the 2019 Biosafety and Biosecurity Promotional Awards Media Attachment Form (entries must be submitted online)
  • The deadline for submissions is November 1, 2019.
  • Awards will be presented during the Honor Awards and Special Recognition Luncheon at the annual ABSA International Conference.
  • Winners will be posted on the Awards page of the ABSA International website at www.ABSA.org

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