This competition is in two categories: ‘Post-graduate Student’ and ‘Open’. Presentation of a poster can be either a ‘work-in-progress’ OR a piece of completed work where the presenter prefers not to make an oral presentation.
- To be eligible for the ‘Student’ category, students must be currently studying post-graduate economics or have completed no earlier than July 2012. Students must be currently enrolled in post-graduate study that involves some component of original research. There is no residency requirement and students from all countries are welcome to enter.
- Anyone who does not meet the above criteria is welcome to enter under the ‘Open’ category.
- NOTE: Students cannot enter the same work in both the Poster competition AND the Jan Whitwell Paper competition.
Submissions are made in two parts.
- Abstract submission:
- An abstract must be submitted via the submission website, http://www.certain.com/system/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0×14639703540, by 3 April.
- The submission should be marked as a contribution to the Poster Session in the submission form, under Type of Session.
- Poster submission:
- A background paper describing the research problem, methods and results (if completed work) should be submitted by 16 June. Paper length is not to exceed 10 pages, double-spaced in 12-point type, and should meet the standard paper submission criteria.
- In addition to the background paper, a detailed proposal for the layout of the actual poster should be submitted by the 16 June deadline. The proposal should not exceed three (3) pages.
Please note that authors must bring the finished poster with them to the conference.
To be accepted for entry in the competition, posters must meet the above submission deadlines and:
- Be mounted on a single sheet of card not exceeding an A0 sheet (approx. 1200 x 800mm)
- Present a partially completed (or recently completed) piece of original research
- Outline the research problem/issue and relevant existing literature
- Outline the research methodology
- Discuss any methodological, data or theoretical problems related to the research
- Present any relevant research findings (if completed that far)
- Discuss the relevance of the research to an area of economics
Poster presentations that are accepted for entry will be displayed during the conference in the areas surrounding the main conference venues. Winners will be chosen based on the quality of the research (and coverage of the criteria) and the visual appeal of the presentation.
To assist you in developing a dynamic poster the following suggestions are offered:
- Mount on a single sheet of card not exceeding an A0 sheet (approx. 1200 x 800mm).
- Include title, authors, author affiliations, email or other address, a description of the methods used, and conclusions. References and acknowledgements may also be included.
- Select only the most pertinent data to report on the poster.
- Bring handouts that include the abstract and any supplementary information.
- All text should be legible at a distance of 1 meter. Use at least a 24-point type size for the main text. The title type should be at least 4 cm high.
- The title should be kept as short as possible so that it can be read quickly.
- Use upper and lower case type throughout the poster. ALL UPPER CASE TYPE IS MORE DIFFICULT TO READ.
- Serif fonts (such as Times) are generally easier to read in the body of the text. Sans serif fonts (such as Arial or Tahoma) are best used in titles, headings, and captions for emphasis.
- Print all text using a laser printer.
- Use bold and/or italics for emphasis.
Graphics and Illustrations
- The poster is a visual format. Use plenty of graphical elements.
- Keep graphics as simple as possible. More complex data can be presented in a handout.
- Photographs should be enlarged to be discernible at a distance of 1 meter and printed with a matte finish (to reduce glare). They are more effective when used sparingly.
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