SUBMISSION AND REVIEW GUIDELINES

GENERAL RULES

1. This contest stimulates and encourages researchers to write, present, and publish original research in the three clusters; namely:

a. Technology Development
b. Value Adding and Other Commodities combined with Salts
c. Social Welfare, Economic, Marketing, and Policy

2. The contest is open to all research enthusiasts in the country. Researchers may submit more than one entry in the three categories. All entries must NOT HAVE been presented or published in any conferences, conventions, or journal publications.

3. All presenters will receive a Certificate of Presentation and a Certificate of Recognition. In addition, winners in each cluster will receive cash prizes as follows:

First Place P 10,000
Second Place P 7,000
Third Place P 5,000

4. The evaluators will pre-judge all papers in all clusters (3 evaluators per cluster) accordingly before the salt congress scheduled date.

5. The oral presentation will be done on November 27, 2022, through a pre-recorded video. All presenters will submit their pre-recorded videos on or before November 20, 2022.

MECHANICS

1. All entries (full papers and pre-recorded videos) must be submitted via email (saltcongress@psu.edu.ph) on or before Friday, November 4, 2022, at 12:00 Midnight through your created google drive account.

2. Full paper must be submitted in both original (PDF) full version and anonymized (PDF and WORD) soft copies, according to the specifications as indicated in the instructions to Authors below. Entries for each category will be pre-judged according to the following criteria:

Criteria Percentage (%)
5.  Originality and Creativity 20
a.   Significance of research, including timeliness and salience of research question  
6.  Significance of findings 50
a.   Contribution to knowledge/policy formulation/S&T advancement  
b.   Relevance to national/regional development  
7.  Manuscript/write-up 30
a.   Organization (Logical presentation of ideas)  
b.   Clear research questions with well-stated objectives, goals or hypotheses  
c.    Methods clearly explained and appropriate for addressing research questions  
d.   Results are clearly presented and address research questions  
e.   Good use of figures and tables to illustrate findings  
Total 100

4. Pre-judging scores will be converted to seventy percent (70%) of the final score.

5. For the Pre-recorded Videos: Pre-recorded videos must be labeled as “Cluster_name – Presenter’s FULL NAME”. Pre-recorded videos must be prepared with a resolution of high definition (720p or 1080p), preferably saved in MP4 format. The presenter is required to be virtually visible in the pre-recorded video presentation. Pre-recorded videos must be completed in a maximum of ten (10) minutes.

6. Pre-recorded videos will be played in three per batch, with five (5) minutes to answer questions thereafter. Each of the judges may ask one (1) question, with one (1) follow-up.

7. The oral presentations will comprise 30% of the 100% and will be added to the pre-judging score of 70%. The presentation will be rated using the criteria below:

Criteria Percentage (%)
 
ABILITY TO EXPLAIN THE STUDY’S:
Innovativeness In Salt Research 20
implementability of Methods 20
Impact Of Findings On Salt Industry 20
   
VISUAL QUALITY OF THE PRESENTATION 20
   
MENTAL ALERTNESS IN DELIVERY AND Q&A 20
TOTAL 100

6. Winners (1st, 2nd, and 3rd placers) in each cluster will be announced during the closing program of the Congress.

7. The decision of the Board of Judges is FINAL.