Posters that do not follow the guidelines below will be disqualified for entry.
Please read the guidelines carefully. If you have any questions, contact Linda Spangler (email@example.com).
If the poster is not the correct size (see guidelines below), it may be disqualified. Students are encouraged to submit their entries as early as possible. Notification of acceptance of an entry will be made by November 2018.
Note: Keep in mind that the poster you submit must be complete, even if your project is not.
The presentation and the poster should be geared toward an educated, general audience.
A poster board area of 3 feet in height by 4 feet in width will be provided to each contestant. None of the material (labels, abstract, figures, charts, tables, summary, etc.) shall extend beyond the border of the 3' x 4' poster board surface. (Keep in mind, this means allowing for margins and the actual poster content.)
Verify the size of your poster before uploading. To do this, pull up the "Document Properties" dialogue box in Adobe Acrobat by pressing the "Ctrl" and "D" keys (on a PC) on your saved, open poster file. Note the "Page Size." It should read "36.00 x 48.00."
For more information on poster design, refer to the Giles Writer-in-Residence Blog.
Kimberly Del Bright has written extensively on this topic, and she’s also available to help you if you’d like to make an appointment. You can request an appointment by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Plan ahead as her appointments often book a couple weeks in advance. You can also come to drop-in hours staffed by the graduate writing tutors.
There are many free templates for poster design. By far the most common is PowerPoint. If you wish to use other programs such as Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop, check with the Engineering Copy Center (863-1612) to make sure you do not encounter problems when printing your poster.