Student Poster Competition

Student Poster Competition
Abstract submission for the student poster competition is now closed.  If you have any questions, please contact Ruth Hengst at
See below for guidelines/instructions for the poster session.
USNCCM13 Poster Guidelines/Instructions

Day of the Poster Session

·       You may begin placing your poster on the poster board at noon on Tuesday, July 28. The poster session will be held in Grand Hall A on the first floor of the Manchester Grand Hyatt hotel.

·       You are expected to be at your assigned space to discuss the work presented on from 6:30 - 7:30 pm. We will email your space assignment the week prior to the Congress.

·       Greet people who walk by.

·       Be prepared to respond to questions concerning all aspects of the project.

·       Have a brief “prepared” statement about your research. People will often come to you and say, “Tell me about your research in 1 minute.”

·       You can also have a handout of supplemental materials or a reduced version of your poster on 8.5″ x 11″ paper.

·       You will need to remove your poster after the session is over. The boards will be taken away the next morning; any posters remaining will be thrown away.

Preparing the Poster

·       A poster is a visual representation of the work that you have accomplished; it should “tell the story” of the work you have done.

·       The maximum poster size is 42 inches high by 48 inches wide.

·       Do not fill your poster with text; a general guideline is to designate 20% for text, 40% for graphics, and 20% for empty space. The most effective posters have minimal text.

·       It is always a good idea to have someone proofread your poster before you send it for final printing.

·       Be sure to talk to your advisor or mentor about the norms for developing a poster.

·       You must have your poster printed before the Congress. We will not be able to print your posters for you.

·       We will provide you with pins to mount your poster.  They will be available in Grand Hall A beginning at noon on Tuesday, July 28th.

Links of Sample Poster Templates


Word & Power Point:

If you have any questions about the poster session, please email Cynthia Steiner at