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. 


  • 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)
  • Method/approach
  • Results or main points of argument
  • Conclusion and implications
  • References
  • Acknowledgments


  • 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.