This year, the Upper Midwest Regional Master Gardener Conference, will feature 15 innovative, problem-solving, projects on poster boards, highlighting important projects that impacted your local communities. This “Showcase of Community Impact” will offer fabulous prizes for the best posters and is open to all conference attendees.
Show how you make a difference!!
Share your success stories with other Master Gardeners!!
YOUR ABSTRACT IS REVIEWEDBased on the abstract provided, the Selection Committee will decide if your Community Impact Project will be one of the top 15 chosen to receive special recognition on a 22"X 28" foam core poster at the Conference.
IF SELECTEDIf your project is selected, you will be contacted! A poster of your Community Impact Project will be conveniently designed and assembled for you by the Conference Planning Committee using the abstract, photos, supporting documents, and the tips & hints below! (Poster printing will be done by the on-site committee so you don't have to worry about traveling with your poster!)
POSTER SUPPORTIf you need help please contact Community Engagement Sub-Committee Co-Chairs: Deb Revier firstname.lastname@example.org Tammy Roitenberg email@example.com
COMMUNITY IMPACT 2 Point ValueDoes this project address concerns in your community? Did this project engage your community? Consider your audience (youth/seniors, rural/urban)
TEACHING VALUE2 Point ValueDoes this project inspire your audience to learn something new? Have you received feedback from your community on what they learned?
INVOLVEMENT2 Point ValueDid this project involve many members from your County Master Gardener Program? Was it a school, government, social, faith-based, or other organization?
INNOVATION2 Point Value Was this project a new approach, innovative or groundbreaking in a particular field? Did your project overcome any obstacles for your community?
PROJECT AUTHORS/REPRESENTATIVESProject authors are invited to speak about their projects with attendees during the Thursday Welcome Dinner from 5:30 - 7:30pm. (Project authors/representatives need not be present at the Thursday evening unveiling, but it sure will be fun if you are!)
VOTINGAn independent voting committee will determine the First, Second, and Third Place winning project posters. Conference attendees will also have a chance to review the posters and vote for "Conference Favorite" on Thursday and Friday!
PRIZESPrizes awarded for First, Second, Third place and "Conference Favorite".
USAGECompleted projects may be shared in all communication venues, such as Facebook, all extension websites, as well as in all communications leading up to the conference to build anticipation.