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Student & Young Professional Poster Competition

Poster Session - Monday, March 18 2019
Set Up Time: 11:00 am - 1:00   pm
People's Choice Voting: 1:00 - 3:30 pm 
Official Judging:  2:00 - 3:00 pm

The Illinois Section of the American Water Works Association (ISAWWA) is pleased to announce an opportunity for students and young professionals (YPs) to share the results of their work and/or academic projects. This is an opportunity to attend the best total water conference in the state, and a great chance to learn about the rapidly evolving water industry through interactions with peers and industry professionals. Interested individuals should complete and return this form.

Applicants will be selected based on the following criteria:

• Originality • Relevance of Topic • Technical Content

Posters should conform to the guidelines indicated on the accompanying guideline document. Information presented on posters can cover a diverse range of topics including:

  • Source Water Quality
  • Water Treatment & Distribution
  • Water Conservation and Reuse
  • Stormwater Management
  • Green Infrastructure
  • Wastewater Collection and Treatment
  • Biosolids Management
  • Energy Efficiency
Poster Competition Details
Applications must be received by February 11, 2019.
  • Selected participants will be notified within two weeks of entry form submittal.
  • Maximum Poster Size is 48" x 48"
  • Poster competition setup will be from 11 am - 1pm and judging will be from 2-3pm  on Monday, March 18th
  • Free conference registration for the day for all participants. Includes meals and admission to exhibit hall, Young Professionals Reception and educational seminars. Limited # of complimentary rooms are available - see form below
  • Prizes: Winner is entered in the AWWA national poster competition at ACE19, Denver, CO,  travel expenses subsidized by ISAWWA. $250 cash prize for second place. 

The first place poster will be entered in the national AWWA poster competition, which will take place on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, in Denver, CO  Only the presenter(s) who presented the winning poster at the WATERCON2019 conference will be sponsored by ISAWWA to attend the national AWWA conference in Las Vegas (absent team members may not take their place).   Poster winners with multiple presenters will split the stipend to attend ACE.   If the presenter(s) are not able to attend the national AWWA conference, the second place poster will be promoted to the first place poster, and the presenter sponsored to attend the national AWWA conference.  MORE INFORMATION ON THE ACE19 POSTER SESSION

Complete the online form below.

For inquiries email or call 866-521-3595 ext. 1


  • Benefit to the water industry
  • Technical content
  • Quality and professionalism of presentation
  • Thoroughness of responses during Q&A
  • Organization and clarity of poster
 If your entry is selected for presentation at WATERCON2018, you will receive a confirmation email within 2 weeks of your submission.

Illinois Section AWWA will also provide one room night for contestants during the conference with double occupancy. If you need to have a room provided for you, please contact the ISAWWA Executive Director . The Illinois Section will pay for one nights lodging for every two contestants. Reservation incidentals or no-shows will be the responsibility of the contestants. Limited # of complimentary rooms are available.
I understand that I am responsible for the room charges in their entirety if I do not show up and fail to cancel this reservation. If I am staying for more than one night, I understand the Illinois Section AWWA will only pay for one nights lodging. Conference registration for the day of competition is complimentary. You will be automatically registered for Monday’s conference and will be given a free lunch ticket for Monday lunch.

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PDF format of applications and information.
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Lending Library Information PDF (34.68 KB) Administration 12/1/2011
AWWA National Poster Competition Guidelines PDF (49.71 KB) Administration 11/22/2011
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