Win a cash prize with your research!
The HRC runs a poster competition with cash prizes, which gives PhD students in the arts and humanities the opportunity to test their skills in communicating their research beyond their own discipline.
Producing a poster can be a very useful way of clarifying your doctoral project, not only to others, but also to yourself. It will also give you practical experience in communicating your research in an accessible and eye catching format to different audiences.
The competition is a great way to learn more about our interdisciplinary research community, make contact with people working in cognate areas, whilst discovering more about the huge and exciting range of postgraduate arts and humanities research projects being carried out at York.
You can design your poster in PowerPoint
Go to Design > Page set up
In the drop-down menu for ‘slides size’, choose ‘custom’, enter the dimensions for A2 paper (42.0 and 59.4 cm) and then select portrait or landscape
When your poster is finished, go to File > Save & Send > Create PDF/XPS Document
Poster design resources
For inspiration, check out our previous HRC poster competition winners.
The Electronic Textuality and Theory Group's blog at Western University gives tips on designing posters for the arts and humanities.
The American Historical Association also gives some tips on why and how to design an effective humanities poster, as well as a post from the winner of their 2015 poster competition on why they found presenting a poster at a conference useful.
These blogs mainly focus on academic posters for specialist conferences, but many of their tips are also applicable to posters designed for non-specialist audiences.
We look forward to receiving your entries!