Poster Criteria

Tips for Preparation:

Posters should stimulate discussion; avoid long wordy presentations. Keep text to a minimum, emphasize graphics and make efficient use of space

  • Use handouts to supplement poster presentations.
  • Materials should be easily read at a distance up to 4 feet. Carelessly prepared handwritten copy is unacceptable. Use a font size 14 point or greater and double space.
  • Place related materials (e.g. photo with accompanying text) close together and highlight by framing with blank space.
  • Space your information proportionally: divide your poster either horizontally or vertically into three or four sections.  Place your material within those spaces.
  • When choosing a background, neutral or gray colors are easier on the eyes than bright colors. Color photos look best when mounted on gray.
  • Pushpins will be provided for your use.

Poster Specifications:

  • Posters should be 4 ft. (wide) by 4 ft. (tall). Your poster MUST NOT exceed the maximum dimensions. ( metric dimensions = 1.22 meters by 1.22 meters )
  • Include author names and the institution where the work was completed in large letters centered at the top of the poster.
  • Place a reproduction of the abstract in the upper left side of the poster.
  • Use these headings: ”Introduction”, “Methods”, “Results” and “Conclusions” to identify your poster layout.