All posters presented at the MESA+ meeting poster sessions compete for the David Reinhoudt poster award. Three posters will win a prize, with the very best one winning the David Rheinhoudt Poster Award, named for the former scientific director of the MESA+ Institute. On this page you will find how you can win this coveted prize.
Rules & procedure
The procedure has been organized so that every attendant had a say. The final word on who wins this prestigious prize is up to a professional jury.
- At the entrance, you received a sticker in the shape of a star along with your badge,.
- Stick your star on the scoresheet of the poster that you think should win this year’s poster contest.
- To avoid conflicts of interest, please do not award your star to a poster from your own research group, or research(ers) you collaborate with or contribute to.
- Please award your star before the start of the afternoon session at 14:15. After that, the final tally will be made.
- The 10 posters that receive the most stars will be judged by a jury during the afternoon parallel session (14:15-15:30). They decide who wins first, second and third place. The number of stars a poster received does not factor into this decision.
- The winners will be announced and presented their prize during the award ceremony at 17:30.
Poster award criteria
The jury will judge the 10 posters with the highest score based on these criteria.
Overall look and layout
- Original and/or attractive
- Readable from 2 meters
- Structure guides reading
- No overcrowding
- Subheadings, bullet points etc. are used wisely
- Appropriate coloring and lining
- Title makes you want to view entire poster
- Clear goals: motivation for research is addressed in a clear and concise way
- Images, graphs and tables are explained (what are you looking at and what does that mean)
- Conclusion or take home message relates to goals
- Scientific merit: innovative idea, approach, solution
- Content matches the audience (broad or specialists)