Sussex Researcher School

Research Poster Competition 2024

Showcasing our interdisciplinary research community and the huge range of postgraduate research being carried out at Sussex

This year's competition is now closed. You can view the shortlisted posters which were on display at SussexDocFest in the Student Centre on Thursday 6 June in the online gallery below.

This year's prizes were judged by Dr Joanne Young and Dr Chris Brown, who facilitate poster workshops for the Sussex Researcher School. Winners - including People's Choice were announced at the prize-giving ceremony on 6 June.


  • First place: Alice Clark (Life Sciences)
  • Second place: Joshua Francis (Psychology)
  • People's Choice: Magdalena Pfaff (Life Sciences)

Research Poster Shortlist

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View entries in pdf: PGR Research Poster Competition Entries 2024 [PDF 1.88MB]


First Place: £200 towards your research 

Second Place: £100 towards your research

People’s Choice: £100 towards your research 



Judging criteria

Judges will assess the posters according to the following criteria:

First impression

  • Is the poster easy to read?
  • Is space used effectively within the poster?
  • Does the poster present a logical flow of information?
  • Is the poster overall visually attractive and engaging?

Title and content

  • Is the title engaging?
  • Are the aims/objectives of the research clearly stated?
  • Are the methods clearly explained and with sufficient detail?
  • How well are the results communicated on the poster? 
  • Are any images, graphs or figures clear and easy to understand?


  • Does the poster communicate a clear 'take-home' message?
  • Is the poster accessible to a non-specialist academic audience?
Key competition dates 
Applications open Monday 22 April
Deadline for submitting your entry Monday 20 May, 12 noon
Entries reviewed by judging panel Monday 20 May - Friday 24 May
Shortlisted posters announced, and online gallery launched w/c Monday 27 May

Voting for People's Choice award - online

Monday 3 June - Thursday 6 June, 4.25pm

Exhibition at SussexDocFest, and in-person voting for People's Choice 

Thursday 6 June, 10.30am-5.00pm
Winners announced at SussexDocFest prize-giving ceremony

Thursday 6 June, 4.35pm

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