Student Poster Contest

2017 Poster Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s contest!




  • Current undergraduate and graduate students of any APRU member university were invited to submit a poster for the 2017 APRU Global Health Program Conference.
  • We encourage you to attend the conference and the award ceremony. However, to be eligible, students do not need to be at the conference as long as someone (a friend, faculty mentor, etc.)  is able to present the poster at the conference. If you are participating in the poster contest, your registration fee is waived (be sure you indicate you are participating in your registration.
  • The poster should measure a maximum of .75 meters wide by 1 meter tall.
  • Prizes must be collected at the conference in person, either by one of the poster authors or a representative from that university.


Our steering committee of  members from different APRU universities and a representative from the conference host university judged the posters.


  1. Originality & Relevance – to what extent does the work presented add to the existing body of knowledge? Is it relevant to global health?
  2. Purpose – is the purpose clearly stated and is its importance discussed?
  3. Methods – are the methods and analyses sound?
  4. Conclusions – do the conclusions follow from the results presented?
  5. Presentation – is the poster clear and well-executed?

Poster Guidelines

  • The ideal size of your poster is at least 1 meter wide by 1 meter tall.
  • Posters should ideally be printed on a light background and on non-glossy paper.
  • Your poster should include the title of the presentation and list of authors.
  • Text should be legible from a distance of at least 3 meters. Use a large font size (recommended 20 point) and avoid the use of fancy fonts. Sans serif fonts, such as Veranda, are much easier to read than Serif fonts.
  • Use wide margins in order to make your poster legible.
  • Try to minimize the amount of text on your poster and include figures, tables, charts and photographs. Color is also preferred.
  • If possible, please include: an introduction, methods, results and discussion.
  • You will be able to set up your poster beginning at 9:00 a.m. Oct. 17.
  • Thumbtacks will be available onsite to display the posters on a board.
  • No audiovisual equipment is permitted for poster sessions.
  • Please plan to stand next to your poster for the full 30-minute session in order to explain your poster to viewers and answer any questions.
  • You might consider bringing business cards or a few handouts of the poster in case a viewer is interested in more information.

For all questions concerning the Student Poster Competition, please contact Dr. Mellissa Withers at

Poster Submission

We are no longer accepting poster submissions.