Center for Teaching and Learning

Symposium poster contest

Participants whose proposals are accepted for the Teaching & Learning Symposium will receive details on how to participate in the optional poster contest.

Poster contest timeline

April 2, 2021 (by 5:00 p.m.)Deadline updated as of March 30
All 2021 Symposium participants upload a PDF of their poster to the form emailed to them on March 11, 2021. The form includes a question about whether presenters would like to have their posters considered for the contest. Selecting “Yes” will automatically enter them into the contest. 

Late May: Poster contest finalists are notified by email and announced on the Teaching & Learning Symposium home page and the June edition of the CTL newsletter.

Contest criteria

Poster appearance

  • Organization: clear and easy to follow
  • Good balance of visuals, text, and white space

Poster content2019 Symposium presenters

  • Purpose and context of the project are clearly stated
  • Outcomes, conclusions, and implications are clearly communicated in relationship to the purpose of the project
  • The project narrative is clear and can be understood within 1-2 minutes of viewing the poster
  • Explanations are free of jargon and accessible to a cross-disciplinary audience

Online presentation video & discussion

  • Presenters guide observers through the poster with a concise narrative following the video guidelines
  • Presenters respond to attendees’ questions using the Comments section on their Manifold page

Examples

View the list of 2020 poster contest finalists and prize recipients.

Poster design resources

2019 symposium poster #11 presenter

  • UW Brand Research Poster Templates: 24″ x 36″ Powerpoint and InDesign templates designed by UW Marketing & Communications. These templates include UW logos and colors.
  • UW Design Help Desk: With appointments offered on Zoom, the UW Design Help Desk provides free advice to UW faculty, staff and students on designing for presentation and publication.
  • Designing an Academic Poster: University of Leicester
    step-by-step guide for designing an academic poster.
  • Designing Communications for a Poster Fair: Pennsylvania State University tips for designing effective poster presentations.
  • Poster Samples: University of Texas at Austin
    poster samples along with notes highlighting their strengths and areas for improvement.