Poster and Talk Competitions

Poster Competitions

We have two categories of poster competitions: PDF Poster and Twitter Poster! Each category features cash prizes for the winners. Please read below instructions of each category and decide which one to enter, or both!

Please upload your abstract as a .docx file when registering. The abstract word limit is 250 words.

All posters will be available for viewing on Wednesday, December 9th, 2020.

Have questions? Join our Slack channel to interact with all the presenters!

PDF Poster

Upload your PDF poster along with the abstract when registering. The poster will be displayed on the Corteva-PBGB Symposium website until a week after the symposium.

If you choose to enter the competition, the poster will be evaluated by judges and the first three places will be announced at the end of the symposium and receive cash prizes.

Twitter Poster (GIF)

The Twitter poster will be in one-minute animated GIF slideshow format. Upload the file and your abstract when registering. The posters will be tweeted by MSU PBGB Twitter account on the week of the event, feel free to retweet and advertise your poster! The poster with the most likes and shares at the end of the symposium is the winner!

Watch this 7-minute video to learn how to make Twitter poster.

Or read the quick guideline file HERE.


Graduate Student Short Talk Competition

Submit your pre-recorded talk by 5pm on Monday, November 30th.

Viewing and evaluation will occur on Thursday, December 11th 1:30 - 2:45 pm.

Communicate your research with a concise, clear presentation of 5-7 minutes. Use any visual aids available to you (e.g., powerpoint, a short video of you at your field site, etc), and get creative! The talks must be pre-recorded and uploaded when registering. Please save the file in .mov or .mp4 formats. Presenters will be informed when their talk will be aired during the symposium, and presenters should be available during and after their talk to answer questions for ~3 minutes.

If the presenter chooses to enter the competition, faculty judges will assess their presentation for communicative skills, creativity, and knowledge of the subject, among other criteria. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd placements will receive cash prizes (amounts for each placing will be announced closer to the symposium date).