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Poster Competition Judging Criteria
POSTER DESIGN JUDGING CRITERIA
(Score 1 – low, 5 – high in each category)
- Clearly defined sections with labels, such as hypotheses or objectives, methods and results, conclusions.
- No more than one short paragraph for each sub-heading. Bullet point paragraphs are acceptable.
- Organization is logical with a clear flow of ideas from one heading to the next.
- Graphics and other visuals enhance presentation.
- Posters adhere to the size standard.
- Words are easy to read from an appropriate distance (3-5 feet)
- Language used in each section is clear, concise, and easy to understand. Poster is free from undefined jargon.
- Proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation is used.
- Poster is neat and appealing to look at.
- Visuals stand alone, i.e., they are self-explanatory.
- Focus is on a well-defined problem.
- There is a clear and concise statement of the immediate problem.
- Are unnecessary visuals included, e.g., complicating interpretation of crucial ideas?
- Visuals attractive and of high quality.
- The poster stands alone without any verbal explanation.
- Conclusions are supported by results.
POSTER ORAL PRESENTATION JUDGING CRITERIA
- The presentation was three minutes or less.
- The presentation style was engaging and professional (e.g., presenters were approachable, enthusiastic, etc.).
- The presenters described their research at a general academic level (e.g., no undefined jargon, etc.).
- The presenters explained the significance of their research (e.g., why their research is important and how it is contributing to their field of study, etc.).