The Mississippi Society of Radiologic Technologists
STUDENT PAPERS RT PAPERS
1st place - $200.00 1st place - $200.00
2nd place - $150.00 2nd place -$150.00
3rd place - $100.00 3rd place - $100.00
In addition, the six students who present a paper at the MSRT annual conference will receive
STUDENT EXHIBIT RT EXHIBIT
1 place - $200.00 1 place - $200.00
2nd place -$150.00 2nd place -$150.00
3rd place -$100.00 3rd place - $100.00
In addition to the check from MSRT, the winners receive a certificate.
THE OUTSTANDING STUDENT TECHNOLOGIST AWARD
MSRT STUDENT OF THE YEAR
The winner will receive a check from MSRT for $300.00 and a plaque.
This award shall be presented to the student enrolled in any JRCERT-accredited Radiologic Technology
program within the state of Mississippi who accrues the most points by participating in approved activities.
The winner will be announced at the Awards Banquet/Luncheon at the MSRT annual conference. Official
forms shall document points earned by each participant. These forms shall be printed and made available to
all program directors by the MSRT president, along with the official rules for the annual awards. Additional
forms may be requested from the MSRT executive secretary. All forms shall be completed and signed by the
appropriate officials. In order for the student to be eligible for consideration, the completed forms must be
submitted to the MSRT president POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 1 prior to the annual
conference. The MSRT President, the Editor of The Beam, and the Chairman of the Board of Directors will
tabulate points. Accrual of points will begin from Sept. 1 prior to the start of the annual conference to August
31 prior to the following conference. Points may NOT be carried over.
To be eligible, a student MUST meet the following criteria:
1. Be a current student member of MSRT for the year participating and validated by the official
membership card. If necessary, further validation may be obtained from the MSRT executive
2. Be enrolled in a JRCERT-accredited Radiologic Technology program for the year participating and
validated by the signature of the program director.
The signatures of the following officials are considered to be appropriate for point verification:
1. An MSRT district president, or in the absence of the district president, any elected officer of the
district. The MSRT president MUST verify this signature.
2. The sponsor of a workshop or seminar attended by the student. A copy of the agenda must
accompany the signature.
3. The student liaison if an official student organization function.
4. The Editor of The Beam for submitted articles for publication.
5. The MSRT president for verifying papers submitted for competition at state conference.
In the event that no qualified official is present to validate points, a minimum of two (2) Radiologic
Technologists who are current members of MSRT and are present may sign. The form must then be
forwarded immediately after the event to the MSRT president accompanied by an explanation for
acceptance. The MSRT president MUST validate the signatures and attendance.
**Program officials of the radiologic technology program attended by the student are
ineligible to verify points for that student.**
Students shall be responsible for completing the forms, obtaining the appropriate signatures for
verification, and submitting the forms to the MSRT president for tabulation. Students are advised to
keep copies of all forms submitted.
A minimum of 800 points must be earned BEFORE a student is considered eligible for the award. If no
student submits the minimum number of points, no award will be given for that year. In the event of a
tie, two (2) awards shall be given. The winner(s) shall be announced at the Awards Banquet/Luncheon
and shall NOT be made public prior to that time (except to ensure participation of the recipient if
POINTS MAY BE EARNED AS FOLLOWS:
25 points by attending a district meeting or MSRT or school-sponsored official educational student
organization meetings offering a minimum of 6 ASRT-approved CE credits.
25 points by attending any of the MSRT board meetings.
50 points for membership in BOTH MSRT and ASRT. Validated by current member cards.
50 points by actively serving on an MSRT committee or as a student delegate on the MSRT Board
50 points for presenting an original paper or program at a district or school-sponsored
100 points for submitting an article to The Beam (only ONE article per issue before deadline, at
least 500 words, APA format, and published at the discretion of the Editor.)
100 points for attending the state conference and participating in the student meetings, or attending
a national ASRT conference or other national ASRT-sponsored function. Validated
by a state officer OR the student liaison.
200 points for submitting a qualified scientific paper for preliminary judging (provided all
manuscript rules and regulations are followed). Validated by the MSRT president.
200 points for submitting an individual exhibit for judging at the MSRT annual conference.
Validated by the MSRT president or conference coordinator.
Additional points may be accrued at the state conference as follows:
25 points by attending MSRT Opening Ceremonies. Validated by a state officer who is present.
25 points by attending the MSRT business sessions. Validated by a state officer who is present.
10 points for each educational session attended at state conference. Validated by the official
stamp on the ECE card.
10 points for submitting an application to the ASRT Leadership Academy. Validated by ASRT.