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HBLL 2021 College of Life Sciences Virtual Poster Competition: Overview


Welcome to the Registration and Information page for the BYU Library and College of Life Sciences Virtual Poster Competition!

You are invited to submit a PDF poster and three-minute video presentation on your undergraduate research. Posters and their accompanying video presentations will be displayed virtually on the poster competition website beginning March 8, 2021.

We will have an online Zoom awards conference call on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 2:00 pm where winners of both the poster design and the three-minute presentation portions of the competition will be announced.

Register for the competition here

Important Information

Poster Design Prizes

  • First Place: $200 gift card
  • Second Place: $150 gift card
  • Third Place: $100 gift card
  • Peer Choice: $100 gift card

Three-minute Video Presentation Prizes

  • First Place: $200 gift card
  • Second Place: $150 gift card
  • Third Place: $100 gift card
  • Peer Choice: $100 gift card

General Information

  • Due date for submitting both the PDF copy of your poster and your three-minute video presentation describing your research project is 5:00 pm Friday, March 5, 2021. After you register for the competition, you will be sent a link to a Box folder that you can upload your poster PDF and video presentation file. If you have any problems uploading your PDF or video presentation, please contact Mike Goates at
  • You will have the opportunity to submit your poster and three-minute video presentation to BYU's ScholarsArchive, an online open access repository that will display your poster video presentation and provide a permanent link that you can included in a résumé.
  • Video presentations: Poster presenters can submit a three-minute video of themselves describing their research project (similar to a Three Minute Thesis presentation). Each poster should only have one video presentation. The purpose of this video presentation is to succinctly describe your research project to a general academic audience. The competition judges will be evaluating these three-minute videos to determine the awards for the video presentations.
  • Peer Choice Awards will be determined by poster competition registrants. Each registrant will be able to vote for their favorite poster and video presentation. Registrants will only receive one ballot per submission and must vote for a poster and presentation that is not their own submission (self-votes will be disqualified). An online ballot and link to all posters and video presentations will be emailed to all registrants on March 8, 2021. 
  • Zoom online awards ceremony: Winners of both the poster design and the three-minute presentation portions of the competition will be announced during a Zoom online awards ceremony on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Direct questions to any of these subject librarians:


Chemical & Life Sciences Librarian

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Greg Nelson
2313 HBLL
Provo, UT 84606
(801) 422-9066

Physiological Sciences Librarian

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Megan Frost
Room 2323
(2nd floor, just around the corner from the globe)
(801) 422 5466
Subjects: Life Sciences

Life Sciences & Geology Librarian

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Mike Goates
(801) 422-6012
Subjects: Geology, Life Sciences