About the Competition
Now in its fifteenth year the Poster Competition is the perfect opportunity for students to showcase their research and demonstrate the important contribution which all research students make to the research community at the Open University.
Note about the Best Use of Image in a Poster: This is a new category for 2020. It rewards the use of original images within poster design to be eye-catching and communicate the essence of the research discussed. Please consider copyright when choosing your images.
Benefits of participation
21st century researchers need to be able to convey their research ideas to a broad audience. This competition, judged by senior staff representing major activities across the Open University, gives you the opportunity to practise these skills.
You will have an opportunity to make useful contacts while raising your profile across the University by displaying your research poster online. You will gain useful experience in creating a poster for a non-specialist audience and when the competition is finished your posters can be used at networking events, conferences and displayed in your department.
The Library team will also be in touch once the competition has ended to request your permission to include your entry on ORO, the Open University's research repository. This is an Open Access repository, and as such can be a great platform for letting your work reach a wider audience. Another benefit of having your work in ORO is that you would receive a digital object identifier (DOI), which gives you a permanent, citeable web link to help you to get recognition for your work.
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"Community Choice" VotingResearcher students taking part in the People's Choice (on-line) competition can upload their entries (poster or multimedia presentation) to this website, where members of the Open University community will be able to vote for the poster and/or presentation they believe to be the most engaging.
Online voting is now closed; view the results of the Peoples' Choice Poster vote and Peoples' Choice Multimedia vote. View the results of the peoples' vote.
Other InformationAny queries relating to the competition should be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org