American Statistical Association
New York City
Metropolitan Area Chapter
2008 Statistical Poster Competition
POSTER COMPETITION ENTRY RULES AND EVALUATION METHODS
Posters will measure between 18 and 24 inches high, and 24 and 30 inches wide (no larger).
Any weight of paper is permitted.
The best way to send the poster is flat, between taped sheets of cardboard. Please know that between 200 and 400 posters are entered, so send posters using a method that lends itself to easy opening with a razor (this will help keep the poster from being damaged during opening). No extra papers, no "peanuts,” or other non-Earth friendly packing materials.
Be sure posters are not wrapped so securely that opening becomes a challenge. Do not use duct tape or large amounts of tape.
Any layers of paper on posters must be affixed securely.
Posters must be the original design and creation of the entrant(s).
Computer graphics may be used.
Subject matter is the choice of the participant(s) or their classmates.
An example of the original data and brief descriptions of the method of collection and purpose of the experiment must be taped securely to the back of the poster. (Cite references for published data.)
Place the entry form in an 8.5 x 11 plastic envelope and clip it to the front of the poster.
Be sure the poster gives no information that identifies the team or school. A separate entry form must accompany each poster.
In submitting a poster, students agree that the poster may be displayed at the ASA's Joint Statistical Meetings, featured in its publications, and included on its web site at www.amstat.org or www.nycasa.org.
Students may work individually or in teams. For those in the K-3 category, there is no restriction on the size of the team; it may be as large as the entire class. For other categories, the maximum number of students per team is four. For teams with members from different grade levels, the highest grade determines the entry category.
Teachers and statisticians, whose decisions are final, will judge the posters for the following:
Overall impact of the display for eye-catching appeal, visual attractiveness, and its ability to draw the viewer to investigate the individual graphs (more than one graph is required for all but the K-3 category).
Clarity of the message's demonstration of important relationships and patterns, obvious conclusions, and ability to stand alone, even without the explanatory paragraph on the back.
Letter to Schools and Teachers Please feel free to forward this letter to mathematics teachers
in New York City (Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island).
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would like additional information about the competition, or have any questions,
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