Graduate Student Poster Award

Graduate Poster Awards

Award Info


About the Award

The Graduate Student Poster Award recognizes graduate poster presentations characterized by excellence in research, clarity in presentation, and personal knowledge demonstrated in a discussion with judges at the annual convention.

Five first place award winners will receive a $100 honorarium. In addition, the five first place winners will also have their posters prominently displayed at the SPSP Annual Convention, showcasing their research to the SPSP community, be announced on SPSP social media accounts during the convention, and have their headshot and basic bio displayed on one of the TV monitors on a rotating basis throughout the convention . Five runners-up will receive a $50 honorarium.

Selection Process

In the first round of judging, posters will be peer reviewed for effective layout and visual presentation. The top 50% of submissions will advance to the second round, where peer reviewers will judge applicants’ award submission statements and posters. Thirty submissions from this round will be selected as finalists, who will present their posters during the first poster session of the SPSP Annual Convention and be interviewed by several secret judges (typically faculty members). On the basis of the judges' scores, 5 first-place winners and 5 runners-up will be selected.

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