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2020 Poster Competition for CFAES Annual Research Conference

Submitted by Kris Boone,

The Office for Research and Graduate Education is pleased to announce the 2020 Annual Poster Competition. This competition will be held during the CFAES Annual Research Conference (formerly known as OARDC Annual Research Conference) on Tuesday, April 21 at the Wooster Campus Conference Center in Wooster, OH. The primary goal of the competition is to showcase CFAES research, to encourage student participation at the conference, and to highlight the diversity of research projects being conducted at our institution.

The Poster Competition is open to any currently enrolled or recently graduated (Spring 2019 or later) graduate students, including M.S., Ph.D., and professional students, working on a CFAES supported project. Post-docs and Research Assistants/ Associates/ Scientists, including Visiting Scholars that are not currently enrolled in an advanced degree program, are also invited to participate.  Entrants may present only posters on original research they have conducted while at The Ohio State University. Posters for the competition must be submitted online as a PDF and then printed and displayed at the research conference. Each entrant may submit only one poster and must register separately to attend the Conference. There are no restrictions regarding number of graduate students participating per faculty member or department.

Separate competitions will be held for Masters, Doctoral students, Postdocs and Research Assistants/Associates/Scientists. All posters will undergo a review process prior to the Conference during which they will be scored. First, second, and third place winners in each competition will receive cash awards of $500, $300 and $150, respectively. Winners will be announced at the conference on April 21,2020 and must be present at the conference in order to receive the award. All abstracts will be published in the Knowledge Bank allowing them to be listed in the authors' curriculum vitae.

Poster Competition Guidelines

Poster submission: To be considered complete, poster submissions must include a poster registration form, an abstract, and a PDF of their poster. All electronic submissions will be due by 5:00 pm on Monday, March 09, 2020 at The website will be closed for submission by the deadline and no late submissions will be accepted.

Conference registration: All participants must also register for the conference at

Additionally, for those participating in the conference, here are suggestions for printing companies in both the Wooster and Columbus Areas.

Poster printing: Participants are responsible for printing their posters which will be displayed at the conference. Here are suggestions for printing companies in both the Wooster and Columbus Areas.


  • Uniprint,, 614-292-2219 (8-2-2219, calling from Wooster campus).


  • Murr Printing and Graphics,, 330-264-2223, 201 N Buckeye St., Wooster, OH. Murr’s is the closest location to the campus.
  • Wooster Post Net,, 330-345-7447, 343 W. Milltown Rd, Wooster, OH.
  • Staples, 330-345-4320, 3761 Burbank Rd, Wooster, OH

Please contact Amy Glaze if you have any questions.