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When: Friday February 14th, 2020
11:00 PM
Where: United States

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For the past 6 years, the Young Professionals (YP) Committee has been organizing a student poster contest at the annual AZ Water Conference. The competition begins with submitting a 200 word abstract. Abstract deadline is February 14th. Abstracts will be evaluated based on their relevance to the water and wastewater industry. 


There is a non-refundable registration fee of $30 (collected after abstracts acceptance).  Registration cost cover printing of the poster, 1-day conference registration, and 1- food and drink ticket to the conference BBQ.  The contest is held on Thursday at the conference from 2:30-3:30pmin the Exhibition Hall during the Manufacture's Social.  Winners are announced at the Awards Reception from 5:30-7:00pm. 

  • ยท Once an abstract has been accepted, the student will need to submit their poster (in PowerPoint or PDF format) by a designated deadline.  The posters will be printed for the student and will be set up at the start of the conference Tuesday. Posters will be displayed for the entire day Tuesday and Wednesday before the contest.  Students must be present at the contest to qualify for an award. 


Posters will be judged by a special panel based on the following criteria: Style, Communication, Content, Context, Organization, and Originality. Posters are intended for Industry Professional audience and shall be evaluated as such. 


Style: Clear and readable, visually attractive, effective graphics.                

Organization:  Logical presentation of ideas, methods and results.                                    

Context: Clearly demonstrated significance of work in relation to existing body of knowledge. 

Content: Clearly stated the purpose of the research and conclusions; data analysis and summary.

Originality: Techniques and uniqueness of presentation.


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