Best Student Poster Competition
Encouraging young students has always been an important mission to AOGS. The Best Student Poster Competition (BSPC) is a means for students to highlight their achievements and demonstrate their ability in scientific presentations. Award criteria are below. Please also take note of the rules and requirements to follow.
- Criteria & Award
- One award minimum per Section, and 1 additional award for every 20 student posters
- Poster Presentations will be evaluated based on:
- Scientific quality and novelty
- Poster design
- Ability of student presenter to answer question
- Awards will be presented at the Closing Ceremony (last day conference) and each winner will receive
- A Certificate signed by AOGS President and Section President
- Complimentary Registration for the following year of AOGS Annual Meeting
The AOGS2021 BSPC has its own program and will be held separately from all other presentations (oral and poster) in the regular sessions. All BSP presentations will be scheduled and competitors informed of their presentation schedules and the competition venue.
For planning purpose, the duration is 1.5 to 2 hours for each BSPC session but actual duration will depend on the number of BSPC entries and presentations.
All full-time individual students are eligible (Postdocs are not eligible)
- COMPETITION RULES
2.1. If an abstract is selected for an oral presentation, the author must choose between accepting the oral presentation and participating in the poster competition. 2.2. Only one poster (abstract) per student can be entered into the competition. 2.3. The student must be the first author of the abstract, the major contributor to the material presented, and the person presenting the poster. 2.4. The majority of material should not have been previously presented in another session at the meeting 2.5. The presenting/first student author must be present throughout the allocated session. 2.6. The presenting/first student author only may be given the Award
3.1. You will be required to prepare for a flash talk (oral presentation) and a printed poster for display at the poster panel that is assigned to you. Please be at the competition venue at least 30 minutes before start time. 3.2. The duration is 3min and 4 slides maximum for the flash talk. There will be no Q&A during the flash talk. 3.3. The duration is 30 minutes for Q & A (by the judges) at the poster display. Please be at your poster to take questions from the judges. 3.4. Poster and flash talk presentation must strictly follow the BSPC Presenter Guide
- BSPC PRESENTER GUIDE
4.1. The presentation room comes equipped with a laser pointer, computer, LCD projector and screen. The computer will be configured with Windows Operating System. Please prepare your talk according to the screen ratio 16:9, and bring your presentation files in thumb drives. At the end of the meeting, all presentation files will be destroyed. 4.2. The poster boards are pre-assigned and marked with your Abstract ID. Please free to approach the Poster Help Desk for assistance. 4.3. Each presenter will be provided a 2.4m Height x 1m Width poster panel. Your poster should be 1 x A0 size in portrait format; measuring 1189mm Height x 841mm Width maximum. Your presentation must cover the same material as the abstract submitted. 4.4. How to Prepare Your A0 Poster
- Place your Abstract ID, Abstract Title and Author Name(s) prominently at the top of the poster to allow viewers to identify your abstract easily. Presenter’s Name must be underlined and in Bold Letterings.
- Author Name, E‐mail and Address information must be provided in case the viewer is interested in contacting you for more information.
- You have complete freedom in displaying your information in figures, tables, text, photographs, etc. in the poster.
- A successful poster presentation depends on how well you convey information to an interested (but not expert) audience. You may wish to structure your poster by including the background of your research followed by results and conclusions.
- Posters should be put up 15 minutes before the session starts, and taken down immediately after the session ends. Any remaining posters will be discarded. AOGS will not be responsible for posters and materials left on poster boards.
4.5. Optional (NOT Compulsory)
- Upload an e-poster on MARS (this is the AOGS online platform).
E-Poster File Format & Size:PDF, 10MB Maximum
Upload Deadline: Latest by Mon-26 Jul 2021
- E-Poster Benefits
- Your poster will be available for browsing anytime of the day throughout the conference, including during the regular poster sessions.
- You can have casual impromptu presentations made alongside these e-poster boards as long as they are not occupied.
- The e-poster (portrait, touch screen panels) will be placed in the poster hall cum high traffic/refreshment area and attendees can view all uploaded e-posters anytime throughout the conference.