Graduate Poster Competition
This activity invites graduate students to present their research using posters. Research posters are a common medium of presentation that engages a "walking" audience through text and attractive visuals. The idea should be complete and self-explanatory so that a viewer would understand the poster, even in the absence of a presenter.
Eligible participants need to fulfill all of the following criteria:
- AUC graduate students
- Must be enrolled at AUC during submission, or have graduated the last academic year
- The research was carried out at AUC
- All disciplines are welcome to participate
First prize: EGP 10,000
Second prize: EGP 7,500
Third prize: EGP 5,000
To apply, click here.
Application deadline: February 15, 2020.
Poster Guidelines (use as appropriate)
- A well-articulated research question that addresses a complex issue
- Key background literature that contextualizes the research
- Clear methodological process
- Persuasive, logically-organized research argument
- An appropriate representation of research results
- Clear conclusion that offers insight or meaningful contribution to the field
- Citation of sources and graphics/photos, both in-text and in the list of references
- Research question
- Key studies in the literature (three-four points summary)
- Results or main points of argument
- Conclusion and implications
- Utilizes the white space well so that it is not overcrowded or underutilized
- Employs both text and graphics (figures, pictures, graphs, and photos) to present the message in a balanced and visually-appealing manner
- Uses large enough font-size to be read easily at a distance
- Presents the information concisely, selecting only the key pieces of information
- Demonstrates preparedness and knowledge of the material
- Responds to questions with clarity and persuasion
- Articulates clearly and demonstrates confidence
Important Note: The Office of the Associate Provost for Research, Innovation, and Creativity covers the printing expenses of posters to all AUC participating students.