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Poster Prizes

For the Spring 2024 Symposium, students are invited to submit their poster to be considered for up to three poster prizes.  Poster prize winners will be recognized at the symposium, receive a monetary prize (check), and have their poster displayed in the library.  The J. Willard Marriott Library is excited to showcase the Undergraduate Research Symposia award-winning posters. Each exceptional poster will be displayed in the Level 1 classroom hallway, adjacent to the library café. This high-traffic location will provide our diverse campus community the opportunity to explore the impactful work of the University of Utah’s top undergraduate scholars.

Poster prize categories (2024)

  • Best in STEM [2 Prizes]
  • Best in Humanities and Fine Arts [2 prizes]
  • Best in Wellness, Health and Medicine [2 prizes] 
  • Best in Social Sciences [2 Prizes] 
  • Best in Interdisciplinary Fields 
  • Best in Societal Impact 
  • Best Use of Technology (QR codes, online magazine, website, sounds/podcasts as additional content to support the poster) 
  • Best Citations & Literature Review  
  • Best Innovative Introduction  
  • Best Use of Poster Visuals  


  • When registering (Registration Deadline March 17), students will indicate whether or not they want to be considered for poster prizes. Those students who want to be considered will be required to submit a .jpg file of their poster by Sunday, March 24.  A link to the poster submission form will be sent to those students after they register.

    Note: Students who do not want to be considered for poster prizes do not have to submit their poster ahead of time.

    Reminder: All students, including those who submitted their poster for prize consideration, should print out their own actual poster and bring it to the symposium. Click here for instructions on printing and where to print, etc.

  • Posters submitted for poster prize consideration will reviewed by evaluators. These evaluators will score posters based on the category the poster is being considered for. A committee will convene and review all scores and determine winning posters based on scores.

    During the symposium, poster evaluators also evaluate all presentations. Poster presentations will be evaluated by faculty, graduate student, and postdoctoral scholar raters against undergraduate research learning outcomes identified by the OUR.  The poster evaluators will use the below rubric. Rating Rubric

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Thank you to our Symposia 2023-2024 Bronze Sponsors!