While significant uncertainty remains about how the Covid-19 pandemic will play-out, the OMRS has understandably taken the decsion not to go ahead with the planned Annual Convention in Bristol.
However, after consultation with members who have exhibited in recent years, it has been determined that there is sufficient interest in holding a virtual exhibition. Holding a virtual exhibition is new and challenging, but offers scope for Members to present their research in a wide variety of innovative formats and to show their research to a much wider audience as all members will have the opportunity to view the exhibits, not just those who attend Convention, and, importantly, it allows us all to continue to indulge ourselves in our passion.
For members who would like to enter an exhibit the Key Dates and the Rules can be found HERE:
A virtual exhibit is a new and strange format for almost everyone and, because of this, and in order to encourage as many members as possible to have a go, there will be no classes of entry and the exhibits will not be ‘judged’. However, Members will still be able to cast their vote for the Members’ Choice Award and, in addition, there will be a prize, again voted for by the Members, for the Best Use of Technology – note this doesn’t mean the most complex or advanced use of technology, but the one that was most effective in making the exhibit work and tell its story.
The key times and dates for Members to view and vote on the exhibits are:
28th August – virtual exhibition goes live on the Members section of the OMRS website and voting opens. This allows two weeks for Members to work their way through the exhibits and cast their votes.
12th September – 15:00 voting closes and results announced later in the afternoon (time TBC).
If you have any questions about entering the virtual exhibition and the new format please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. You are probably not the only person thinking about the issue!