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The Next-GWIN 2016 Student Challenge

So, what’s your take on Green Communications?

What is the Student Challenge?

The next-GWIN student challenge offers PhD researchers a platform to make a critical presentation on their concept of green communication and to articulate how their research hopes to make a contribution to the field.

Applicants are encouraged to challenge assumptions of what green research means and to raise questions for the future of green communications and research. Here are some questions to consider in shaping your application:

How do you define ‘green’ communications?
How does the concept of ‘green’ inform your research?
What frustrates/excites you most about the field of green communications?
What are the most urgent pathways for green research, and why?

Students are invited to submit their take on Green Communications using 3 (three) slides AND an abstract (up to 300 words).


Who can apply?
PhD students at any stage of their program who have registered to attend the 2016 Next-GWIN Workshop.
The Next-GWIN Student Challenge Award Winner

After the presentations, 1 (one) student will receive the Next-GWIN Student Challenge Award, which includes a prize (TBC) and a certificate of award.
Instructions to participate in the challenge:

  1. Prepare 3 (three) slides AND an abstract (up to 300 words) with your take on Green Communications
  2. Save your slides and abstract in the pdf format and name the file(s) using your name as 'NameSurname.pdf' or 'NameSurname_slides.pdf' + 'NameSurname_abstract.pdf'
  3. Send the files by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The title of the email should mention "Student Challenge".
  4. Note the submission is open for as long as slots are available.



The presentation process

  • Up to 10 finalists will be selected from the submitted slides and abstracts.
  • Finalists will be announced on the Next-Gwin website on Monday August 29th.
  • The finalists will deliver a 3-minute presentation on September 13th, using the 3 slides submitted.

Evaluation Criteria

The NEXT-GWIN 2016 Student Challenge finalists are expected to present a critical take on Green Communications. The finalists will be selected based upon the content criteria below. The winning finalist will be chosen based upon overall content and style of presentation.

  • The position and/or problem must be well defined and motivated as relevant to the field of Green Communications.
  • Good supporting evidence (data, results, analysis, etc.) is provided to enhance the argument.
  • The position and/or problem must be considered through more than one lens: e.g. technical, infrastructural, political, social, philosophical.
  • Demonstrates awareness of the way communications technologies are constrained by natural resources and socio-political relations.


  • Demonstrates a desire to communicate for interdisciplinary and lay understanding.
  • Clear and well paced speech.
  • Effective use of Slides, e.g. balance between text and image, relevant use of media.
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