We plan to recognize the outstanding student presentation by presenting an award, sponsored by PeerJ.

PeerJ Publishing (https://peerj.com/) are delighted to sponsor four student awards at the BLS8 meeting. The winners of the awards - one for Best Oral Presentation and three for the Best Posters - will each receive a free publication in the Open Access journal PeerJ Life & Environment (subject to peer review) and be featured on the PeerJ blog to discuss their work. Best of luck to all of the entrants!