Student Competitions

Submissions for the student paper and poster competition are not yet open. All graduate level students at Dalhousie University are invited to submit an academic paper or an academic poster that relates the the conference theme for a chance to present their research to a wider community and win a cash prize.

Paper Competition

All Graduate students are invited to submit a paper on the annual theme, Information Accessibility. Papers should be 8 or more pages in length, relate to the conference theme of Information Accessibility in some capacity, and be recent research (within the past two academic years). Three papers will be selected, and the authors of these papers will receive a cash prize and be asked to present their topic at the conference. Presentations should be 15 minutes in length, with a 5 minute period for questions following. Students may submit multiple papers but will only be eligible for one prize.

Academic Poster Competition

All Graduate students are invited to submit an abstract for an academic poster that is related to the annual conference theme, Information Accessibility, and present recent research (within the past two academic years). The posters provide an opportunity for students to share their research with both their peers and members of the professional community. The competition will be held over the lunch hour the day of the conference and the creator(s) of the winning poster will receive a cash prize of $100, while the runner up will receive $75. Posters should be 36″ x 48″ and will be judged based on clarity of content, visual presentation and relevance. Students who submit posters will be expected to stay with their posters during judging to answer questions. Posters may be completed individually or in groups.

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