Awards Presentation

Awards Presentation

CCCA Young Scientists Award

Once more, the CCCA Young Scientists Award will be presented at the 2016 Climate Day. The award is meant to give young scientists an incentive to publish their research and to reward them with a prize. All entries will be evaluated by renowned scientists, and the participants will receive review-like feedback on their entries. On Climate Day, the best paper will also be awarded a prize, endowed with 1,000 euros.

Participation requirements

  • The paper must be presented at the Climate Day in the form of either a poster or a presentation.
  • Age limits for lead authors: under 35 for authors with no Ph.D.; for authors with a Ph.D., no later than 7 years after having obtained the Ph.D.
  • Submission of a scientific paper.
  • The submitted paper has not yet been published.
  • The submitter has to be present when the prize is presented.

Criteria for the Young Scientists Award

  • The paper’s relevance to the current climate change debate must be clearly demonstrated.
  • Research question and findings must be comprehensibly outlined.
  • The paper must be methodologically correct.
  • Figures and tables must be significant and well legible.
  • The paper must testify to knowledge of the relevant literature.
  • The contribution should be no longer than 6,000 words, contain keywords, and should be guided by the criteria of a journal relevant to the field. The latter should be cited.
  • The paper may be in German or in English, depending on the respective journal.

Prize money and procedure

  • The award is endowed with 1,000 euros.
  • The paper must be submitted by 10 March 2016. Please submit a pdf document of your contribution to and use “Submission Young Scientists Award” as reference in your subject line. Please also submit proof for meeting the age criteria.
  • Submitters will be informed of the results of the selection process at the end of March 2016.
  • The award will be presented on 8 April 2016 as part of the Climate Day.  


Poster Award

During the Climate Day, participants have the opportunity to evaluate the posters presented. Based on the results, a jury will award prizes for best posters.
The posters must meet the following criteria:

  • The poster is rendered visually appealing and the message is clear.
  • The poster content is innovative and of high scientific quality.
  • The poster content is of high scientific and social relevance.

The jury will award prizes to the best three posters meeting all criteria. Prizes will only be awarded, if at least one of the poster’s authors is present at the award ceremony on 8 April 2016.

First place of the Poster Award is endowed with 500 euros.