Poster submission guidelines:

At the BASS24 poster competition, participants have the opportunity not only to learn about various research projects but also to connect and exchange ideas with fellow researchers while discussing their work with practitioners. Posters should provide a clear overview of the research, make a visual impact, and be understandable to a non-specialist academic audience.


Submitting your poster:

  • You are responsible for both the design and printing of your conference poster.
  • If you're attending the ECR workshop, please submit your printed poster to the organisers. Otherwise, hand over your poster when registering for the conference on Tuesday lunchtime.
  • We would love to showcase your poster on our website. If you wish to have your poster featured on our website for broader visibility, kindly submit a PDF version by Mon 1 July.


  • Make it clear who the authors are and include contact details for further inquiries about the research.
  • Emphasise the significance of your research and its practical implications, i.e., the ‘so what?’
  • Keep it clear, concise, and engaging.
CONTENT TIP: Consider the diverse audiences that will read your poster, including non-academic readers. Avoid insider terminology and ensure acronyms are explained.


  • Posters must be A0 landscape.
  • Ensure readability, with a font size of at least 32pt (assuming a PowerPoint slide template at A0 size in Times New Roman or Arial typeface).
  • Obtain proper copyright permissions for images used and provide credits where applicable.
  • Images should be high-resolution. Do not stretch images to be bigger than 100% of their original size.
DESIGN TIP: Imagine someone walks past your poster – what do they notice first? What would make them stop to read further? Use clear large headers and avoid too much text or complex charts.


Judge's Award 

Posters will be assessed according to three criteria:

  • Poster design - presentation and visual communication
  • Research content - how effectively it conveys research to non-subject experts
  • Research content - the significance and clarity of the practical outcomes


First prize: £100 voucher

Second prize: £50 voucher

Public Vote Award

There will also be a Public Vote! Delegates can scan the QR code situated on the posters (also in the Delegate Pack) to make their first and second choice. How you decide your favourite is up to you!


First prize: £100 voucher

Second prize: £50 voucher

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