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RECOMMENDATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND SUGGESTIONS FOR INFORMATIONAL EXHIBIT

Penn State Mont Alto Academic Festival Exhibit Judging Form
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Penn State Mont Alto Academic Festival Exhibit Judging Form

Please click on the icon to the left to download a printable copy of the judging form for the exhibits category in the Penn State Mont Alto Festival.  Please note: this file is in Microsoft Word format.


GENERAL:

  1. The essential idea of an informational exhibit is to convey the essence of your work in a visually pleasing and condensed manner.
  2. Your demonstration/display should serve both as a “stand alone” representation of your project and also as a starting point and catalyst for questions and discussions.  You are expected to be with your demonstration/display for the session so that observers and judges may ask questions about it.  
  3. Be prepared to describe and discuss your work in an understandable manner for a non-expert audience including students, faculty, and the general public. Descriptions should be clear and concise and should include the major concepts/points presented in your demonstration/display. 
  4. You may have summary handouts of your project available for distribution at the demonstration/display site if you wish.
  5. Please use large fonts for any printed information and sufficiently large representations of figures, table and illustrations so that they may be read and understood from a distance.  Observers should be able to read your demonstration/display heading from 4-6 feet away.
  6. Each demonstration/display should prominently display the following: Your name, your major, and year at Penn State, and your adviser’s name. Include a list of all references used in your work, cited in appropriate bibliographic formats (e.g., APA, MLA).
  7. Your abstract should be displayed either at the top of your demonstration/display or on the table (depending on the type of project).
  8. Professional dress is expected.
  9. Review the Exhibit Judging Form for more detail on judging criteria.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

 

If your work is the result of a class project, be sure to display the assignment requirements as part of your demonstration/display.

 

It is recommended that you work closely with your faculty adviser to develop an appropriate demonstration/display organization.

 

 

(Adapted from the PSU Beaver Undergraduate Fair)

For additional advice on creating poster presentations see:

http://www.uwlax.edu/biology/communication/PosterPresentations.html