Poster Competition Rules for Entrants

Rules for Entrants

All entrants agree to abide by the competition rules. The University reserves the right to disqualify any entrant found to have failed to abide by the competition rules.

1. Entrants must be:

a. registered on a doctoral (PhD, MD, PsyD, EdD, EngD, DClinPsy, DSocSci or MPhil) programme at the University of Leicester at the date of entry and at the date of the Leicester Research Showcase (22 June 2018)


b. a staff member on a ‘research only’ contract and funded by a grant at the date of entry and at the date of the Leicester Research Showcase (22 June 2018)

2. Posters must be the original work of the entrant.

3. Copyright for the poster will remain with the entrant.

4. Entrants are responsible for ensuring that they seek, where necessary, permission to use their poster images or other content to which a third party holds the copyright.

5. If the poster features content which could constitute intellectual property - e.g., a research discovery with possible commercial value - entrants must obtain the consent of their supervisors or principal investigators and, if needed, their sponsors, to enter the poster for this competition.

6. By entering this competition entrants agree to their poster being used in promotional materials for the Leicester Research Showcase and related events in this and subsequent years. All posters used will be fully attributed to the entrant.

7. Posters must be submitted as an MS PowerPoint file or PDF.

8. Posters must be submitted using the entry form or, if it is a particularly large file, using the University’s FileDrop service and sent to

9. The judges’ decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

10. Posters must be designed to be suitable for printing on A1 size (59.4 x 84.1cm)

11. Posters may be designed to be suitable for printing in either portrait or landscape orientations

12. Posters must clearly include:

    • the presenter's full name
    • the poster's title
    • the University logo on the top left corner and in its original colours

13. Posters must not include audio-visual content. Links to websites and Quick Response codes are permitted but will not factor into the judging of the poster.

14. Feedback will be provided to candidates on their posters. There will also be sessions to help you with poster presentation. Up to 25 posters from across the three colleges, and across our postgraduate researcher and research staff population will be selected for the Research Showcase. Candidates shortlisted to present posters will need to submit final posters by 1700 hrs GMT on Monday 4 June 2018. Entries received after that time will not be accepted.

 15. The shortlisting committee’s decisions will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

16. Leicester Research Showcase presenters are required to be in attendance for the full duration of the Showcase- in 2018 the event is taking place on Friday, 22 June 2018. Failure to attend on the day will result in a fine of £50 being charged to the presenter.

17. At the Showcase, presenters are required to act in an appropriate manner and to welcome and engage with visitors, guests, judges, and fellow participants.

18. At the Showcase presenters are required to wear smart attire.

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