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Poster Guidelines

  • Submit a PDF of the poster to be included in pre-Forum judging. An abstract submitted without a PDF of the poster can be presented at the poster session, but will not be considered for an award.
  • The full poster is due on the day of the Forum. Abstracts will be published in the Forum publication and presented in poster format at the Forum poster session.
  • Posters previously presented can be used for the Forum poster session, but the submitted abstract document must meet the requirements for the Forum publication.
  • Suggested poster size is 44 x 44 inches. Poster templates are available on the web.
    • Poster size should allow font size to be easily readable from up to three feet away.
    • Three to six bullet points are generally easier to read than multiple sentences in a paragraph.
    • Illustrations, graphics, or photographs can be included and should be placed in the appropriate section.
    • Previously presented posters not formatted to these exact specifications are acceptable.
    • Sample poster
  • Submit to whrf@mailbox.sc.edu. Submission is extended to Monday, October 9th by 12:00 noon
  • Please refer to Abstract Guidelines.

Pre-Forum Judging

  • In addition to the abstract, a PDF of the poster must be submitted to be included in pre-Forum judging. An abstract submitted without a PDF of the poster can be presented at the poster session, but will not be considered for an award.
  • Scoring criteria: originality of research, clarity of objectives, strength of methodology, logical connection of conclusions/importance of research, and quality of presentation/layout.
  • Winners will be notified 7-10 days prior to the Forum to prepare brief oral research presentations.

Important Dates

Monday, September 18th Call for abstracts opens
Wednesday, October 4th by 9:00am Abstract submission deadline /
Poster PDF submission deadline for pre-Forum judging
Thursday, October 19th Award winners notified to prepare oral presentation
Thursday, November 2nd Full poster due