Student Competitions

The student paper and poster competitions are now closed.  Thank you to everyone who submitted material, and congratulations to paper competition winners Nicole Marcoux, Steven McDonald, and Nicole Slipp. Posters will be judged day of the conference and winners will be announced at the end of the day.

Paper Competition

All Graduate students are invited to submit a paper on our 2019 topic, 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 2019 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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