Application - Student Poster Competition
This year, we are featuring a new event in our virtual conference: a student poster competition!

The student poster competition application is open to all current students (undergraduate or graduate). You are still eligible to apply as a “student” if you are taking a leave of absence from your schooling, or if you will have recently graduated by the time the conference begins.

The poster session will take place during its own unique 90 minute slot within the main conference timetable. We will ask that you are available to present your poster for the entire 90 minute session. The posters will be judged, and certificates along with monetary prizes will be awarded to the top posters in each category. This is an excellent opportunity to showcase your research or work! Remember that this is a conference for science writers and communicators, so the focus will be on your presentation and communication skills, not the quality of your research. You will be able to select from two poster categories: writing/communication, and general science research.

Please complete the application form below. In order for your application to be considered, you must submit your application form (including abstract) by Friday, April 30 at 11:59pm EDT.

We will then notify all applicants of abstract acceptance or rejection by Friday, May 7.

At that point in time, further detailed instructions on poster submission and logistics will be provided to those who were accepted, including the poster submission deadline (you will have approximately one month from the date of abstract acceptance).

If you have any questions, please contact the SWCC conference poster team at We look forward to seeing your beautiful posters and learning about your work!
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Last Name *
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Student Status (or your most recent degree) *
Poster Category: Science Communication/Journalism or General Science *
Abstract Title *
Abstract (100 word max) *
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