Pacific Branch Student Poster Competition Information

Students who present posters in the Student Competition for the President's Prize will be evaluated in the following areas:

  • Scientific Content (50%)

    • Introduction and background with pertinent literature cited (5 points)
    • Title appropriate for poster content (5 points)
      • Judges will score the title given on the poster, not what is listed in the program.
    • Objectives or hypotheses clearly stated and concise  / Objectives of course design or teaching program clearly stated and concise with learning gaps and target audience(s) identified (10 points)
    • Materials and methods (study design) clear, concise, and appropriate to problem / Course or program design development and relevant evaluation metrics clear, concise, and appropriate for the learning gaps and audience(s) (10 points)
    • Interpretation of results and analysis clear, concise & accurate and addresses needs of the target audience; if poster is billboard style, the central billboard message (“hook”) is supported by data provided (10 points)
    • Significance of results to field of study or teaching community clearly discussed (10 points)
  • Poster Display (40%)

    • Organization 
      • Logical order, minimum redundancy (5 points)
      • Effective use of space; smooth transitions between sections (5 points)
    • Text, Figures, and Tables 
      • Legible with appropriate-size fonts, color contrast, no conflicting backgrounds (high contrast images (for example, avoiding color schemes that are hard to distinguish for colorblind participants like red/green); if poster is billboard style, QR code functions properly and directs viewer to concise, relevant content  (10 points)
      • Text with no grammatical errors and not excessively wordy (10 points)
      • Effective use and description of visuals (i.e. photos, diagrams, figures, and tables), coordinated with & cited in text (10 points)

View the scoring rubrics

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