Best Student Poster Award Competition

The School of Public Health Research Day follows the judging guidelines set forth by APHA and Delta Omega for its national poster competition. See the “Judge Criteria” tab for details.

A panel of judges will review and score the submitted abstracts and posters prior to Research Day. The top three scores in both the PhD and master’s categories will be awarded first, second, and third place (respectively) for the Best Student Poster Award competition. First-place winners will receive a timeslot to present during the live webinar at Research Day.

Abstract and Poster Review

  • Abstract and poster judging will take place prior to Research Day.
  • Judges will review and score all submitted abstracts and posters in degree groupings of doctoral and masters. Reviews will be anonymous.
  • Top scores in the PhD and master’s categories will be awarded first, second, and third place for the Best Student Poster Award competition. The winners will be announced at Research Day; first place winners will receive a timeslot to present their research, integrative learning project, or applied practice experience project, during the live webinar at Research Day.

Digital Poster Presentation & Best Poster Competition

  • All SPH students will have the opportunity to present their poster in a digital format in Canvas and view and response to comments and questions from Research Day participants
  • As part of the Best Student Poster competition, first-place winners in the PhD and master’s categories will present their poster at the live event in April.
  • Research Day participants will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite abstract and poster for the Research Day People’s Choice Best Student Poster Award
  • All SPH students’ abstract and poster are eligible for the People’s Choice Award category.

Student Poster Awards

The Best Student Poster Award competition honors exceptional student abstracts and posters presented digitally at SPH Research Day.
Award winners will be announced at the event in the categories listed below. First-place winners in both the PhD and master’s categories will receive a timeslot to present during the live Research Day webinar.

  • Doctoral candidates
  • Masters students (MPH/MHA & MS)
  • People’s Choice

Prizes

First Place

  • Present during the live Research Day webinar
  • Engraved plaque honoring their recognition
  • Opportunity to for a virtual “Lunch with SPH Dean”
  • Entered in the Delta Omega National Poster Competition

Second and Third Place

  •  Engraved plaque honoring their recognition
  • SPH SWAG
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