Student Poster Contest

All student posters will be accepted for the contest and presentation at the APRU Global Health Program Conference.  The deadline to submit has been extended to July 15, 2017.

Please see poster rules, instructions, judging details and the submission form below. For any issues, please email mwithers@usc.edu. For examples of posters that have won, see our conference archive pages.

Prizes (in USD)

Undergraduates

  • 1ST PLACE: $100
  • 2nd PLACE: $75
  • 3RD PLACE: $50

Graduates

  • 1ST PLACE: $100
  • 2nd PLACE: $75
  • 3RD PLACE: $50

Rules

  • Current undergraduate and graduate students of any APRU member university are invited to submit a poster for the 2017 APRU Global Health Program Conference.
  • Students are required to submit the full poster.
  • Prizes will be awarded for the best undergraduate and best graduate posters (one in each category for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place).
  • Post-doctoral students are not eligible. However, medical students are eligible to apply as graduate students.
  • The poster must be related to global health.
  • Collaborative poster presentations are acceptable; however, the student must be the first author.
  • Only one submission per student.
  • 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.
  • Please note if you are an undergraduate or graduate student.

Instructions

  • You must submit a copy of the final poster (not a written abstract) through the online form below. Please submit a PDF file of your posted with a resolution of 300 dpi. Note: the file must be 5MB or less.
  • Your submission must be received by July 1, 2017, at 11:59pm PST.
  • By submitting, you agree to have your poster included in our conference program.

Judging

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

 Criteria:

  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?

Winners will be notified by August 1, 2017.

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 mwithers@usc.edu.

Poster Submission

*Indicates required

Are you an undergraduate or a graduate student?*
undergraduate studentgraduate student

Are you planning on attending the conference?*
YesNo

Please upload your poster file. Accepted file types include PNG, JPG and JPEG. Maximum size: 5MB.*