Please review the appropriate rubric for your poster or paper submission to see how your poster or paper will be evaluated. Addressing all of the criteria will mean your paper or poster scores better.

Beginning with the fall 2019 conference we are awarding bigger prizes, and requiring that your paper or poster submission must be accompanied by a scanned note on University letterhead from a faculty mentor or advisor who has reviewed your paper and gone over the required rubric with you. To enter the student paper or poster competition the work must be solely that of the student/s, but faculty advice is recommended. Student co-authors are permitted. This scanned statement should be submitted with your poster or paper abstract if you are entering the poster or paper competition.

Poster dimensions must be at least 36 inches high and 48 inches wide but cannot exceed 48” high and 60” wide. Poster mounting boards or easels will be provided.

Template for scanned faculty statement on University letterhead

I (faculty name) have reviewed this paper/poster with (student name/s) using the appropriate rubric on the Middle States website ( This paper/poster is solely the work of the student/s.

Signed (faculty signature)

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