Poster competitions are an excellent means of illustrating and testing how well students are able to demonstrate both research skills and communication skills.
As a leader in the field of GIS education, training, and applications, URISA is pleased to recognize professors who design GIS Day poster competitions, students who prepare posters, judges who evaluate posters and determine winning entries, and the agencies, companies, and individuals providing prizes for the competitors.
Recognition of GIS Day achievements is important to URISA. We look forward to receiving two types of contributions to GIS Day Student Poster Competitions.
First, we welcome receipt of GIS Day poster competition guidelines. There will no doubt be similarities and differences among the guidelines, and we look forward to presenting an informative and comprehensive display of the kinds of criteria which professors use to give directions to students, and to the judges who are evaluating the posters. To share your guidelines (which will certainly encourage more institutions to join this global activity), please forward a PDF to email@example.com.
We also welcome receipt of the posters that are selected as the winning poster for each level of competition, for example, 2nd year, 4th year, or graduate studies. Please forward your competition results, including a URL / link to submissions posted by your organization to firstname.lastname@example.org
In further recognition of the winning posters, URISA is pleased to provide one-year student memberships for the best poster in each category. Please be sure to forward your winning students' contact information along with the results (noted above) so that URISA may extend the offer of a complimentary membership.
Finally, professors are invited to include URISA among the sponsoring organizations, and to add a link to URISA’s GIS Day Poster Competition page in their guidelines announcements.
It is expected that the GIS Day Poster Competition page will quickly become a very valuable GIS teaching and research resource, and we look forward to assisting professors, students, and competition judges as they plan their GIS Day activities.