Poster submission guidelines:

This poster competition will allow people to not only learn about your research but will also allow you to network and talk to practitioners about your work. Posters should offer a clear taste of your research, have visual impact, and be accessible to a non-specialist academic audience.

Judging criteria

Posters will be assessed according to two criteria:

  • Poster design - presentation and visual communication
  • Research content - how easily this can be understood by non-subject specialists

Guidelines

  • It is your responsibility to organise the design and printout of your conference poster.
  • You will need to hand over your poster when you register for the conference on Tuesday morning, or alternatively, if you are attending the ECR day, you can submit your poster to the organisers.
  • Lancaster University has an on-site print department if you wish to have your poster printed without the need to transport it to the conference. CREST takes no liability for this service. Further details can be found here: LU Design, Print and Photography

Design

  • Posters must be A0 landscape.
  • Your text should be readable e.g., use black text on a white background with a font size of at least 32pt (assuming using PowerPoint at A0 size in Times New Roman/Arial typeface).
  • Make sure you are allowed to use the copyright for images you use, and that they are credited where possible.
  • Images must be high-resolution, which means 300dpi (how can I find out an image’s DPI? Click here). Images with a lower dpi will look blurry.
  • Include detail on how to contact you, should people want to follow up on your research.

       Content

  • Remember this poster will be seen by non-academic audiences. Therefore consider use of insider terminology and make sure acronyms are explained, etc.
  • Non-academic readers may be more interested in practical outcomes from the research than methodology so consider layout, for example, consider leading with your key findings, be judicious with statistics, charts, etc.
  • Keep it clear, concise, and engaging.
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