Eight semifinalists were short-listed from over 1,800 entrants for the 4th annual Alltech Young Scientist Award, according to a company press release.

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 May 17-20, in Lexington, Ky.

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