If you’ve been selected to compete in the SBC regionals – congratulations! You’re one step closer to realizing your potential as a future scientist. You’re sure to be very busy carrying out experiments with your mentor, but don’t forget the project display component – it’s a key requirement in presenting your findings to the judging committee. Here are some examples of posters from previous competitions.

Guidelines & Tips

  1. Your one-sheet “roll-up” poster must be able to be fastened to a backboard and easily removed for transportation.
  2. Required dimensions: 36” high x 48” wide
  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, and then have it printed at Kinkos or a similar printshop. Some printers supply a free template but you can also find several on the internet.

Make sure to have your mentor review your poster before printing!