3rd International Conference on
Oceanography
June 22-24, 2015 Boston, USA
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Poster Competition

Student Poster Competition is organized at OMICS Group Conferences, to encourage students and recent graduates to present their original research which will be later published in the OMICS Group Journals. All accepted abstracts will be presented at the poster sessions during the conference. OMICS Group aims at setting a platform for all the budding scientists and researchers to present their real-time work and share their views and aspects related to the theme of the conference.

Instructions & Guidelines for Poster Presentation

Eligibility

  • This competition is open to all students (Graduates, Post Graduates and Research Scholars not above the age of 35).
  • Presenters who do not wish to participate or those who are not eligible for the competition are also welcome to present their poster at the conference..
  • The abstract submission deadline for poster competition will be closed one month before the conference date (this is subject to change), hence all are requested to submit their abstracts well in advance.
  • The abstract should include complete details of the contestant (e.g., abstract title, name, affiliation, abstract and biography etc). For sample template, please Click Here.
  • Abstracts have to be submitted through online or by email. Shortlisted abstracts for the competition will be intimated through email and those will be displayed on the website as well.
  • If the registered author/poster presenter is unable to attend the conference he/she may send a substitute who can be a co-author (or) any member from the same institution. If the winner is a substitute, he/she will be awarded and not the registered author/contestant.
  • All shortlisted poster presenters have to be registered before the deadline of abstract submission.
  • Acceptance of the abstract for poster competition will be decided by the “Organizing Committee” and their decision will be final.
  • Each presenter should bring his/her poster, and display in the form of a printed single large sheet of paper/plastic that can be mounted on a bulletin board/wall marked with his/her poster number.

Visuals & Text

  • Present numerical data in the form of graphs, rather than tables (graphs make trends in the data much more evident). If data must be presented in table-form, Keep it Simple.
  • Visuals should be simple and bold.
  • Avoid acronyms and extensive mathematical notations as much as possible.
  • Posters with 800 words or less are perfect. Avoid submitting compactly packed, high word-count posters.
  • Organize your poster into subdivisions, e.g., Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, and Literature Cited (avoid using too many citations).
  • Use bright colors to enhance the detail.
  • Text should be readable from five feet distance.
  • Besides your project, the text could also include future research plans or questions.

Judging Criteria

  • The judgment will be done by Board of Jury.
  • When the competition is being conducted, each participant should be ready in front of his/her poster to answer all questions from the judges.
  • The judges will come to your poster during poster presentations. The presentation schedule will be informed to you once the program is finalized. However, preliminary schedule will be informed to you one month before the conference.
  • You will be given about 5-7 minutes to present your poster including questions and answers. Judges may pose questions during the evaluation of the poster.
  • Judges will even evaluate the student's enthusiasm towards their study, interest and knowledge in the area of their research.
  • There may be more than one judge to evaluate the posters.
  • The winners will be announced at the closing ceremony of the conference. The decision of the winner will be withdrawn if the winner/winners is/are not present at the time of announcement.
  • Apart from the judging time you may also be present at the poster to share your research with interested delegates.
  • The judge’s decision will be final and no clarification will be given.

The selection of the winner will be based on:

  • the clarity of poster and oral presentations
  • your overall responses to the questions of the judges and
  • the completeness of work

Posters promoting marketing and sales of products will not be accepted. (In case your poster is not selected you will receive an e-mail notification)

Note: Poster Competition will be conducted only if registered poster participants are more than 15

Online Abstract Submission for Poster Competition

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