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International Society of Go Studies

1st ISGS Go Promotion Awards: Call for Poster Presentations

Daniela Trinks & Kim Chaelim / June 2, 2023

1st ISGS Go Promotion Awards: Call for Poster Presentations

The International Society of Go Studies cordially invites you to participate in the 1st ISGS Go Promotion Awards. This is an excellent opportunity for Go enthusiasts, educators, researchers, and students to showcase their innovative ideas, projects, and research related to the education and promotion of the game of Go. Previously, the Worldwide Iwamoto Awards served that role, and its discontinuation has left a void.

The goal of this contest is to promote and share valuable knowledge, strategies, and initiatives that contribute to the growth and development of Go. We encourage participants to present their work in a visually engaging and informative poster format, allowing for easy understanding and discussion among attendees.

Submission Guidelines
Poster presentations should focus on Go projects that introduce Go to a new or wider audience, teach Go to learners of various levels, teach Go in combination with other subjects or other related topics. Presentations can cover a range of themes, such as, but not limited to:

▶ Community outreach and promotion strategies
▶ Case studies and success stories in Go promotion
▶ Innovative teaching methods and resources for Go
▶ Go curriculum development for educational institutions
▶ Research findings on the cognitive and educational benefits of Go
▶ Technology and its impact on Go education
▶ Any other relevant topics contributing to Go education and promotion

The printed posters will be displayed at the 1st ISGS Go Conference on 2023 August 31st in Korea. The poster authors are welcome to join the conference at their own cost. However, you may also submit a poster without attending the conference. In addition, the posters will be published on the ISGS website after the conference to allow more practitioners to access them.

The winners of the Go Education & Promotion Project Poster Presentations will receive the prestigious ISGS Go Promotion Award in recognition of their outstanding contributions. The awards will honor participants who have demonstrated exceptional creativity, practicality, and potential for positively impacting the Go community.

1. Excellence in Go Promotion Award (500,000 KRW)
This award recognizes the most innovative and groundbreaking project or research that introduces new concepts, approaches, or technologies in Go education and promotion.
Criteria: The project should demonstrate originality, creativity, and a fresh perspective in addressing challenges or improving existing practices in Go education and promotion.

2. Outstanding Go Education Award (300,000 KRW)
This award acknowledges projects or research that have made a significant impact on Go education by improving learning outcomes, engagement, or educational methodologies.
Criteria: The project should demonstrate tangible evidence of its positive impact on learners, such as increased student performance, enhanced critical thinking skills, significant growing student number, or improved Go knowledge retention.

3. Rising Go Teaching Award (200,000 KRW)
This award acknowledges exceptional poster presentations submitted by undergraduate or graduate students who have shown outstanding research, creativity, or innovation in the field of Go education and promotion.
Criteria: The presentation should showcase originality, clarity of communication, and demonstrate the student's ability to contribute meaningfully to the field of Go education and promotion.

Important Dates
▶ Poster submission deadline: 2023-08-05
▶ Award ceremony: 2023-08-31

How to Submit
To submit your poster presentation, please email your poster in PDF format to dtrinks@mju.ac.kr. Include the following information in your email:
▶ Title of the poster presentation
▶ Name(s) of the author(s)
▶ Country(s) of the author(s)
▶ Affiliation(s) of the author(s)
▶ Short biographic profile of the author(s) (no more than 100 words per author)

We look forward to your participation and the opportunity to learn from your valuable insights. Together, let us advance Go education and promotion by gathering practitioners' valuable expertise, thus inspiring future Go projects.

For any inquiries or further information, please visit our website at www.intergostudies.net or contact us at dtrinks@mju.ac.kr.