Student Poster Competition Information

Evaluation & Judging

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

  • Scientific Content (60%)

    • Introduction and background with pertinent literature cited (5 points)
    • Title appropriate for presentation content (5 points)
      • Judges will score the title given on the poster, not what is listed in the Program Book.
    • Abstract informative, well written, correlates with poster content, and printed on poster. (10 points)
    • Objectives clearly stated and concise (10 points)
    • Materials and methods (study design) clear, concise, and appropriate to the problem (10 points)
    • Results, analysis, and discussion are clear, concise, and accurate (10 points)
    • Significance of results to field of study (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 large fonts, color contrast, no conflicting backgrounds (10 points)
      • Text without grammatical errors; not excessively wordy (10 points)
      • Effective use of figures and/or tables; coordinated with text (10 points)

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