Poster Competition

  • The 2020 SBGEA & SimFAST Student Poster Competition is sponsored by the Valeparaibana Teaching Foundation (FVE). The objective of the poster competition is to recognize student contributions to excellent posters. The student poster prizes will be awarded to the best presentations of each scientific session and the special session E2. The rules and guidelines are the following:

    1. ELIGIBILITY

    Full-time undergraduate and graduate students that have not concluded their courses in more than three months prior to the beginning of the symposium (before 01 Feb. 2020). The competition is open to both Brazilian and foreign participants.

    2. REGISTRATION

    (a) The competition is restricted to works presented as a poster.

    (b) Each student is allowed to submit one abstract only for the Student Poster Competition.

    (c) The students in competition must be the first authors of poster presentations.

    (d) The students must register to participate in the competition when submitting their abstract (checking the appropriate box on the Abstract Submission menu).

    3. JUDGING

    The poster will qualify for the judging rounds if the students:

    (a) have mounted their poster in the designated space no later than 03:00 pm on the day of the assigned formal poster session.

    (b) are at their designated space during the formal poster session (from 04:10 pm to 05:30 pm).

    Then there will be two rounds of judging:

    Round 1: JJudging in this round is based on the judges’ reading of the poster and takes place prior to the start of the formal poster sessions. The scientific content and the quality efforts of effective poster presentation will be firstly evaluated in this round. The students do not need to be at their poster during the round 1. In preparing their posters students should follow the guidelines available in the menu General Information. For each poster two judges will evaluate the following categories with grades from 1 to 10: (a) Is the title succinct and informative? (b) Are the objectives and motivations of the study clearly stated? (c) Are the methodology and the results clearly presented? (d) Do the conclusions clearly relate the results obtained to the objectives? (e) Is the poster free of spelling and grammar errors and its overall visual appeal stands out among other posters?

    Round 2: In this round the students are evaluated on the effectiveness of their oral presentation. Judging in this round takes place during the formal poster sessions. The students should strive to make an uninterrupted presentation in no more than 7 minutes. For each poster two judges will evaluate the following categories with grades from 1 to 10: (a) Was the poster summarized clearly in a 7-minute uninterrupted presentation? (b) Was the student able to clarify the scientific issues and objectives? (c) Was the student able to demonstrate understanding of the methodology? (d) Did the student demonstrate the ability to interpret all results? (e) Were the conclusions stated concisely and clearly? (f) Is the quality of the research effort apparent from the presentation?

    4. DISQUALIFICATION

    (a) Failure to abide by any of the rules described in Sections 1, 2 and 3.
    (b) The student can be disqualified if total or partial results of their poster in competition are presented as “oral presentation” in any of the scientific and special sessions.

    5. FINAL RESULT AND AWARDS

    The winners of the student poster competition will be announced during the closing dinner. The student poster winners will be awarded a certificate and others prizes to be offered by the Valeparaibana Teaching Foundation (FVE).

    6. FINAL REMARKS

    The chairs of the poster sessions are the coordinators of the Judging Commissions. Missing cases not described in the rules will be evaluated by the judging committee.