Poster competition rules
The KNCV poster competition consists of two rounds.
In the first round, the jury will go around the room in groups to judge the posters. This means you will see several jury members during this round. You will be assigned a group and when it is your turn you will be asked to stand next to your poster. The jury will not only judge the posters but also the accompanying student presentations. The jury members have about 10 minutes, five minutes for your presentation and five minutes for questions, to judge each poster. The jury takes into account criteria such as:
- Presentation of information (poster design and layout)
This refers to how the research is presented on the poster. Is the information logically organised and grouped? Is the information clear? Is the text clear and to the point (in good Dutch or English)? Are the formulation of the problem and accompanying conclusions clear?
Is the layout of the poster clean and consistent? Is important information readable from a distance? Has effective use been made of graphics, colour and images?
- Presentation (explanation and answering questions)
Presenting your poster to the jury is a very important part of the competition. Your presentation should be clear and clarify the research that you have conducted. You should be able to tell viewers in a limited number of words the context of your problem, your objectives and the most important results. Your input should be made very clear. Furthermore, your presentation must be logical and understandable. The jury consists of highly qualified members. However, they are not specialised in every area.
After the first round, the best posters of each group are announced. These students will progress to the next round. In the second round the posters are judged by new jury members. At the end of this round, the winning posters are selected. The winners are announced at the end the symposium, after the final lecture.