AND YOUNG PROFESSIONAL POSTER COMPETITION
Competition Procedural Guidelines
a. Entry form
submittal deadline – 30 days prior to WATERCON (mid-February)
review deadline – within 1 week of application submission (for posters using
data from water utilities)
poster entries and send info request to participants – within 2 weeks of
d. Participants provide
their information to Laurie (see below) – March 1
e. Poster judges
confirmed – March 8
Poster Competition – posters on display from 9-11 am on the Tuesday
of WATERCON, in the second floor hallway of the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Awards
disbursed – April 1
a. At least
three contiguous booth spaces should be reserved in the second floor hallway
for poster presenters, and a banner hung over the middle booth space.
easels, and foam core boards with binder clips to mount the posters are needed
in the booth spaces. No tables are
will respond to a questionnaire included with the acceptance email to indicate
who from their team will attend (determines the number of chairs needed in the
booth), whether they need lodging and on which night, poster dimensions, and
whether their poster is self-supporting or not (determines the number of foam
core boards and easels needed).
d. Judging forms
and clipboards will need to be provided for three judges.
e. Follow up
with participants after the conference to get feedback on their experience and
encourage them to become AWWA members if they are not already.
a. The YP
Committee will select three AWWA members annually to judge posters.
b. Judging will be
from 11 am to 12 noon. The YP Committee
will provide judging forms.
c. Judges may
spend up to ten minutes reviewing each poster and asking questions of the
d. Each poster
presenter will individually bring their poster to the west end of the second
floor hallway (lounge area) for judging.
Other poster presenters will remain in another part of the hallway until
it is their turn to present.
e. After all
presenters have been interviewed, judges will remain on the west end of the
second floor hallway to discuss results and select the winners.
a. If a winning
poster was created by a group, only the group member(s) who presented the
poster at WATERCON will be sponsored to attend the Association Conference (ACE). If they cannot attend ACE, the second place
poster will be promoted to the first place poster and the presenter(s)
sponsored to attend ACE.
b. Prize money
for the second and third place winners ($250 each) will be disbursed directly
to the winners.
a. As described
above, the winning poster presenter(s) will compete against winners from other
Sections at ACE in June.
attending ACE must book travel and lodging in advance and request reimbursement
using ISAWWA’s volunteer expense reimbursement form.
c. ISAWWA will
reimburse costs for attending ACE up to $800 as outlined below. Laurie must approve airfare and lodging costs
prior to booking by the poster presenter(s).
1) Direct airfare,
2) Lodging – two
3) Meals – two
d. AWWA will register
the poster presenter(s) for ACE – no reimbursement needed.
Promoting the Poster Competition:
a. Trustees will
be contacted annually to discuss promoting the scholarship program at schools
and certification programs in their district.
b. The Poster
Competition will be advertised to the Section Membership through general
membership emails and through YP distribution list emails.
c. Articles will
be published in Splash each year after WATERCON announcing the winners and the
prizes they received.