Posters will be displayed in the University Center lobby and assistance with setup will be provided. Note that posters will be displayed either on tables or on easels, so you should prepare accordingly. Please review the “Suggestions on How to Prepare a poster”.

For the best 2 posters, there will be gift card awards given by the Student Success Center. Other prizes will also be available for presenters who should stand by their posters during the assigned presentation time to answer questions from the judges. In the event that a poster is submitted by a team, the team members will share the gift certificate.

Posters need to be submitted due at 11:59 pm on March 29, 2024 and should be sent to Marie Richey:

Suggestions on How to Prepare a Poster

  • A good poster presentation should capture your audience's attention, start conversation, and help you tell a story about your research
  • Summarize information or research concisely and attractively to help publicize it and generate discussion
    • A mixture of text, tables, graphs, pictures etc. will allow you to communicate your message quickly and effectively.
  • Know your audience so that you can communicate to them most effectively
    • The Celebration of Scholarship is attended by fellow students at SSU, along with its faculty, and outside community members
    • Review the judging rubric (below)
  • The title should be short and draw interest
    • Creativity is good (but avoid being too flashy)
  • Fonts (these are just suggestions – you may find they need to be larger or smaller depending on formatting and font style):
    • Titles should be in a font of 70-80
    • Sub-titles should be in a font of 36-40
    • Body text should be in a font of 24-28
      • Be consistent in the font used and use a simple font (e.g. Times New Roman, Arial, Calibri)
  • Organize the poster in a way that leads the viewer through the display
  • Make illustrations simple and bold
  • The display should be self-explanatory
  • Text should be clear and to the point
    • Do not use: dense text
    • Do use: bullet points, numbering, headlines, or short paragraphs to illustrate the content
  • Document sources as necessary by using an accepted citation format (e.g. MLA, APA, etc.)