Chapter Competition: Student Electronic Research Journal

Student groups from each educational institute are encouraged to create an electronic journal of student research for this prestigious competition. Each journal’s goal should be four-six technical articles, along with information about the student group that produced the journal.

The electronic journals will be judged on the following:

  • Technical Writing (50 points in category)
    • Quality of Writing (10 points)
    • Clarity of Writing (10 points)
    • Relevance of Research (10 points)
    • Accuracy of Research (10 points)
    • Level of Difficulty (10 points

 

  • Student Participation (30 points in category)
    • Student chapters will be asked to produce a short video describing their effort
  • Publication Design (30 points in category)
    • Quality of Overall Design / Theme (10 points)
    • Use of Type/Images/Graphics (10 points)
    • Level of Difficulty (10 points)

 

  • Ingenuity of Offering (30 points in category)
    • Incorporation of Social Media (10 points)
    • Rationale of Choice of Publishing Platform (supported by student chapter video) (10 points)
    • Originality of concept (10 points)

This competition is an excellent opportunity for students to show their understanding in producing a publication in the electronic space while taking advantage of the unique capabilities that electronic publishing offers. The due date for the student electronic journals will be March 28, 2021. To introduce themselves to the judges and provide information about their journal’s production, student groups will submit an introductory video to accompany their submission. Please look for more details in the coming weeks.

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Electronic journal and poster competitions submissions should be sent in by midnight, March 28. Please send your completed files to taga@printing.org.

Poster Competitions for Undergraduate and Graduate Students

There will be competitions for student posters in both Undergraduate and Graduate categories, where students create an A0-sized (33″x46″) PDF poster adhering to PDF/X-4 specifications presenting their research. The posters can be worked on individually or as a group. Judging criteria will be the following:

  • Technical Writing (40 points in category)
    • Quality and Clarity of Presentation (10 points)
    • Relevance of Research (10 points)
    • Accuracy of Research (10 points)
    • Level of Difficulty (10 points)

 

  • Incorporation of Poster to Website and Social Media
    (20 points in category)
  • Poster Design (40 points in category)
    • Use of Type/Images/Graphics (10 points)
    • Functionality of Design (10 points)
    • Level of Difficulty (10 points)
    • File submitted to specifications for printing (10 points)

If you have any questions regarding either competition, please contact us at taga@printing.org. All submissions must be sent to taga@printing.org by midnight on March 28.