A key part of research is being able to display your findings in a concise and visually appealing way, catching the attention while also conveying important information. That’s why you can’t forget your SBC project poster, a key component to presenting your findings to your judging panel. 


Even though you’re not presenting in person this year, your presentation poster remains mandatory for all SBC participants. It is a key part of presenting your findings to judges, as well as visitors at the SBC Innovation Summit, who will be able to view it at your virtual project kiosk. We recommend a full colour presentation to bring emphasis to particular findings and key points.

You must submit your presentation poster in PDF format, uploading it along with your other materials when you finalize your project submission. Learn about what final documents you must submit here.

Poster Guidelines & Tips

  1. Required dimensions: 36” high x 48” wide
  2. Maximum file size: 5 MB
  3. Poster should include the following:
    • Project title
    • Student and school names
    • Abstract
    • Introduction: background, rationale, possible applications, etc.
    • Materials and methods
    • Results: graphs, photos, tables, descriptions, etc.
    • Discussion and conclusion
    • References
    • Acknowledgements (to principal, teacher, mentor(s), or others as appropriate)

The best way to create your poster is in PowerPoint or a similar program. If you need inspiration for your poster design, consult this page for ideas and templates: https://www.posterpresentations.com/html/research-poster-design-samples.html. Some universities also supply research poster templates, so consult with your mentor to explore the possibilities.

Make sure to have your mentor review your poster before submitting it to SBC.