Instructions for Best Student Paper/Poster Symposium


Posters will be assigned to a symposium, if requested; otherwise posters will be grouped into contributed poster sessions.

Please use the following guidelines when developing your poster:

  • A poster consists of easily read text and graphics describing the objectives, methods, and findings of a fisheries-related project or study
  • Posters are to be arranged as a single large display in landscape orientation, with a maximum size of 4’ W × 3’ H (1.2 m × 0.9 m). No exceptions please!
  • Posters should be laminated or printed on high-quality glossy paper. The 4 ft maximum width includes any border areas on the poster (i.e., the total laminated width of the poster).
  • Multiple-panel posters will not be accepted
  • Presenters should plan to bring their own materials for attaching posters to the poster boards (recommended: push pins). AFS will provide some emergency supplies.

We also recommend that you follow the guidelines presented in a recent article about making posters: