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Student Poster Contest


Submit a student poster to the Intermountain Sustainability Summit's Student Poster Contest. Submissions will be accepted through Friday, February 12, 2021

There are two steps to submit a poster:
1. Complete the poster contest submission form
2. Send a copy of your poster file to

Students whose posters are chosen to be displayed will receive free admission on the main Summit day, Thursday, March 18, and be entered to win cash-card prizes.

A digital copy and an abstract (250 words maximum) are required for submission.

Sign up here to receive updates about the Summit and posting deadlines.

Poster Information and Categories

  • Posters must be based on a student project for a class, internship, or independent study that relates to sustainability
  • Posters must include the name of a project mentor or adviser
  • Poster categories may include but are not limited to:

    • Sustainability Research (Undergraduate & Graduate)
    • Green Design (e.g., architectural, landscape, engineering, technology)
    • Sustainability in Action (e.g., program, policy, environmental justice, advocacy successes)
    • Sustainability in Creative Arts, Education, and the Humanities
    • Green Economy (e.g., economics, finance, green jobs)

Poster Specifications

  • Poster images need to be high resolution (300dpi).
  • Posters must be prepared on a single page
  • If using Adobe software (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.), please save your final as a PDF as the correct size.
  • If using PowerPoint to design your poster, the preferred size is around 40 inches width and 35 inches height. To change the slide size, go to the Design tab --> Page Setup --> set width to 40 inches, height 35 inches
  • Students may be asked to prepare a live virtual and/or pre-recorded poster session. More information to follow.

For questions contact Katherine at

Vote for your Favorite Poster

Summit participants, vote for your favorite student poster on March 18 by 2 p.m. The student poster winner will be awarded the "People's Choice Award."

Participants who vote for their favorite poster will be entered to win Summit prizes!

2020 Summit Poster Examples 

Mobility of Heavy Metals in the Cardiff Trail Area, Alta, Utah by Logan Ashurst-McGee, Lily Wetterlin, Christopher Johnson
University of Utah

Teaching Sustainability Through Interpretation: Ways to Engage Students and the Community by Brittany Chadbourne and Anakah Groneman
Weber State University