Eight semifinalists were short-listed from over 1,800 entrants for the 4th Annual Alltech Young Scientist Award.

This was the first time graduate-level entries were allowed. The winners will receive monetary prizes and an all-expenses-paid trip to Alltech’s 25th Annual Animal Health and Nutrition Symposium to be held on May 17-20, in Lexington, Ky., according to the press release.

The semifinalists will present their data to a panel of experts at the symposium. Winners will then be announced at a special ceremony that will be attended by world leaders in the field of animal health and nutrition.