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Global Health Student Poster Contest

Current undergraduate and graduate students of any university are invited to submit a poster for the Conference.



Applicant must be current undergraduate or graduate students at the time of submission. Medical students also are eligible to apply. Post-doctoral students are not eligible.



  • The poster must be related to global health and unpublished at the time of submission.

  • Collaborative poster presentations are acceptable; however, the first author must be a student.

  • Please indicate if the poster is being submitted by more than one student.

  • Only one submission per student (as first author) is allowed.

  • Important note for student participants: Students must choose between entering the poster for the Global Health Student Poster Contest, OR through the regular abstract submission portal to be considered for the general abstract review process.

Poster Guidelines


  • Due to the virtual nature of the conference, we are only accepting  electronic posters (e-Posters) in PDF format.

  • Printed posters or photographs of printed posters will NOT be accepted.


Poster Size:

  • Pixels: 1920px (Width) x 1080px (Height), HD

  • Format: 16:9

  • Layout: Landscape (Horizontal orientation), up to 3 pages



  • Text should be in ENGLISH only.


Poster Title:

  • The title should be displayed at the top of the poster, in the lettering of 18 Bold (Times New Roman), and include the following information: Name(s) of the Author(s) and Affiliation(s).

Poster Content:

  • The poster must include the following:

    • Title

    • Names of author(s) and affiliated organisation(s)

    • Background Information

    • Project Objectives

    • Materials and Methods

    • Results (tables, graphs, charts)

    • Conclusions

  • The content (except the title) may be displayed in, usually, three columns.

  • It is recommended to use 14 Times New Roman font style for the content of the poster.

  • Please use both UPPER and lower case letters for general content, as all-capital text is difficult to read.

  • Try to keep the text easy to read and concise. The poster should have a clear message, a logical layout and be easy to comprehend.

  • Avoid the use of full sentences and rather use short text in bullet point format.

  • Avoid using watermarks that may detract from the readability of your poster.

  • Make sure there is enough contrast between the colour of the text and the poster’s background.



  • Illustrations are the most important part of the poster and will attract the most attention. Explanatory illustrations should be used instead of text whenever possible.

  • Static images/photos, graphs and tables can be included in the e-poster. Hyperlinks, video files and animations are not permitted and will be non-functioning.

  • QR codes may be included as part of your poster to direct viewers to a download of your poster.

  • Try to utilise the space on your poster as creatively as you can to attract the audience and make sure that the images are easy to understand.

  • Illustrations should be professionally drawn. Hand-drawn material will not be accepted.




You must submit the final poster through the Student Poster Submission Portal (closed).



Submission Deadline

Your submission must be received by 31 August 2021 at 11:59pm Pacific time.

By submitting, you agree to have your poster included in our conference programme and on the APRU website.

For student abstract submitters who are invited via our abstract acceptance emails to submit your poster to the Global Health Student Poster Contest, please submit your student poster by 24 September 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) through the personalized link provided in our follow-up email.

Judging Criteria & Process

Our international Advisory Group from different APRU universities and the host university will judge the posters. Finalists will be chosen for the final round of voting by the conference participants.

The Judging Criteria are as follows:

  • Originality & Relevance - to what extent does the work presented add to the existing body of knowledge? Is it relevant to global health?

  • Purpose - is the purpose clearly stated and is its importance discussed?

  • Methods - are the methods and analyses sound?

  • Conclusions - do the conclusions follow from the results presented?

  • Presentation - is the poster clear, interesting and well-executed?

Finalists will be notified by October 2021.

Final scores will include the judges scores (50% weight) combined with the combined votes from the conference participants (50%) of the APRU Global Health Conference 2021. Only registered conference participants will be eligible to vote on 15 to17 November 2021 via the virtual conference platform.

The award decision will be announced at the Awards Ceremony of the conference on 18 November 2021.


  • A prize of $500 US will be awarded for the best undergraduate and best graduate posters (one in each category).

  • Second and third places will also be selected but no cash prize will be offered.

Special Offer for Poster Submitters

  • All first authors of the Global Health Student Poster Contest will be offered free access to all programmes of the virtual conference from 15 to18 November 2021.




  • All eligible student poster submissions will generally be accepted and displayed at the virtual  conference.

  • First authors of finalist posters are required to register online and attend the virtual conference. Their registration fees will be waived. 

For enquiries, please contact
Secretariat for APRU Global Health Conference 2021
c/o International Conference Consultants Ltd

Tel: (852) 2559 9973
Fax: (852) 2547 9528

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