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Competition category: poster

Can you share your research as a poster?

Present your findings in a poster and enter the research competition by Monday 27 January 2020.

Posters can illustrate your research findings, theories, models and ideas in a visually compelling way. They are an increasingly popular way of illustrating research, and are often used at conferences and in print and online media to convey complex information succinctly. 

Poster category information

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Judging criteria

Your poster will be judged by a panel against the following criteria:

  • Organisation: How well is structure employed to organise text and images?
  • Presentation: Do graphics and/or use of colour enhance the message?
  • Use of evidence: Is the evidence robust and does it support the claims put forward?
  • Clarity: Are the arguments contained in the poster coherent? Are they clear to a general audience?

Submission information

A maximum of one poster may be submitted as part of a single exhibit from either an individual or a group. Your poster must be:

  • Minimum resolution 300dpi
  • PDF file
  • Do not include any logos, for example the LSE logo.

How to enter your poster

Make sure you enter your poster by midday on Monday 27 January 2020. To enter your poster you need to:

What happens next

All valid posters will be featured in an online gallery which will host a public vote for the Popular Prize.

If your poster has been shortlisted for further prizes, you will be notified in February. Shortlisted posters will be:

  • Displayed at the LSE Festival research competition exhibition in the week of Monday 2 to Saturday 7 March 2020. All exhibitors will be expected to attend a reception and prize-giving to exhibit your work
  • Entered for the poster category prize
  • Entered for either the PhD Academy or LSE LIFE Prize if you are either a student or you graduated in 2019
  • Entered for the Festival Prize if your submission engages with the LSE Festival theme “Shape the World”. 

Contact us 

Email us at researchcompetition@lse.ac.uk if you have any questions.