APNME Best Poster Prize

Also see Guidelines for Poster Presentations

At each of its annual conferences, in addition to paper presentations, APNME also seeks to reach out to and provide a forum for younger educators, including those studying for masters or doctoral degrees in related fields, by organising a poster presentation session at which they can present their theoretical, empirical and practical work in progress. The APNME Annual Best Poster Prize is awarded to the presenter(s) of the best poster.

Criteria for award of APNME Best Poster Prize

Does it convey the main idea of the research project?
Does it capture the attention of the reader/viewer?
[Maximum length 15 words]

Is the research problem/topic/question clearly stated and explained?
Is there an appropriate minimum of background information, definitions of terminology, and placing within published, primary literature, to give context to the research question/s or philosophical problem/s?
Is the justification of the research design clear and concise?
[Maximum length approximately 200 words.]

Is the description of the research design, either quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods, or philosophical, clear and concise?
Are figures, tables, flow charts, diagrams, and/or pictures used effectively and efficiently to illustrate the research design?
[Maximum length approximately 200 words.]

Is the description of the analysis approach clear and concise?
Are the main points, or the position taken, in the analysis clearly identified and readily connected to the findings of the research process?
[Maximum length approximately 200 words]

Are the research questions answered or the position defended in a clear and concise way?
Is the discussion of the research work related back to the published, primary literature?
Is the research work's relevance to the conference themes and possible future research clearly indicated?
[Maximum length approximately 200 words.]

Literature Cited
Is the chosen formatting style consistently adhered to?
Are significant journal articles referred to?
[Maximum length 10 citations.]

Layout and Presentation
Is there appropriate use of words and is the text in large easily legible font?
Are graphs, charts, pictures, and/or tables used as a tool for communicating ideas and is the poster colourful?
Do the contents have a logical flow and are the layout and headings visually stimulating?
Is the design and style of delivery organised for effectiveness?
Did the poster presenter have an effective and short spoken brief and was the presenter able to engage in open dialogue about the research?