Student Poster Competition

NOTE: The poster competition is for APS-submitted posters only, and is distinct from the Gallery of Fluid Motion posters and videos. Posters with mainly artistic content are recommended to be submitted into the Gallery of Fluid Motion as instructed here.

About the Competition

This year at the annual APS-DFD meeting, there will be a new student poster competition. This poster session will be held during a dedicated time slot prior to the reception on Sunday, November 18. Student posters will be judged and awarded 1st and 2nd Prize for "Best Poster" in several categories. Winners in each category will receive award certificates during the Sunday evening reception and will be highlighted in the DFD Newsletter.

While the Poster Session of the DFD Meeting is open to all participants, the Student Poster Competition will constitute a specific opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students to enhance their presentation skills and to build their professional network.

  • A first author may submit an oral presentation OR a poster but NOT both.
  • The deadline for both Oral and Poster submissions is August 3, 2012.
  • The poster category and Poster Competition is distinct from the Gallery of Fluid Motion.
  • Cash prizes of $200 for first and second place in five categories will be awarded

Submission Instructions

Submissions for the Poster Competition are closed.

Instructions for Participants


  • The posters will be hung on a tack board, with an available display area of 48" x 48" (1.21 x 1.21 m). The posters can be hung with push pins or velcro tape, both of which will be provided at the meeting site


  • The contributions will be displayed in the Foyer outside Ballroom 20D on the upper level of the San Diego Convention Center. (see floorplan) The award-winning entries will be announced on Sunday, November 18th, during the evening reception.

  • Posters must be placed before noon on Sunday, November 18.

  • Place poster in section marked "F1". Do not place in section marked for Gallery of Fluid Motion, or "Session L1 Poster Session".

  • Mount poster in numbered space reserved for it. (Numbers will be assigned after submission window has closed).

  • Posters must be removed by 12:00 noon, Tuesday, November 20, 2012.