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HRC 2020 PhD Poster Competition

Posted on 29 April 2020

We're delighted to announce the results of our 2020 PhD poster competition.

The competition gives PhD students in the arts and humanities at York the opportunity to test their skills in communicating research beyond their own discipline.

This year’s competition was judged by Professor Richard Ogden (HRC Director), Dr Keith Allen (HRC Deputy Director), Dr Helen Jones (Research Impact Manager), Sheila Perry (Research and Reputation Marketing Manager), and Helen Jacobs (HRC Administrator).   There was a fantastic range of entries with posters from across the faculty, and the judging panel was overwhelmed by the very high standard of this year’s competition.

In making their decisions, the judges looked for posters which found creative ways to communicate projects visually to a non-specialist audience.

The winners of the 2020 competition are:

First Prize

  • Rosamund Portus (TFTI) Extinction Studies: Imagine a world without bees

Second Prize

  • Kirsty Ryder (Archaeology) Purple, white and green: the material construction of women's suffrage 1832-1928

Third Prize

  • Callum Reilly (Archaeology) Landscape and Reform in a Modern Mining Village

Congratulations to all our poster authors!  Picking just three winners was incredibly difficult, and the judges would like to give an honourable mention to all the entries to this year’s competition. It was run in very challenging circumstances, and the judges appreciated the time and effort that all the entrants put into communicating their research in such an accessible way. 

You can see the winning posters below - click on each image to view it in full screen.  All the entries can be seen in this virtual exhibition:

Visit a virtual exhibition of all the posters entered for the competition.  



The winning posters