Poster Competition

Student-created posters are a perfect way to showcase EAST projects. Posters must be project- or program-focused. Include photos, maps or other graphics created for projects, and try to convey the growth, collaboration, teamwork and achievement that went into the project(s) as well as any other facets of EAST that you choose.

At right: Poster Competition 2009 Winner This is My EAST Conference 2009 by Hannah Melvin and Derek Hammond, Macomb High School

Poster Competition Guidelines

Posters should be original and student-created.  You must have permission to use any graphics or photos if not student-created.  Royalty free images are fine.  Research copyright laws if you are unsure.

Size/Orientation: Posters must be 30" x 40" and can be submitted in portrait or landscape orientation. Be sure to double check the size of your poster before you submit. Submissions not meeting exact size requirements will be disqualified.

File Format: All submissions must be in JPEG file format (.jpg). Other file types will not be accepted.

Tip: Share your design ideas with peers, facilitator, family, and others to get feedback before creating your final design. Be sure that they see the message behind your design. Have someone view and proof the final design as well. Spelling and grammatical errors count against you and may disqualify your design.

Submission Instructions

Deadline for submitting all posters is Wednesday, January 13, 2010.

To submit a design, follow the two-part process below. This includes uploading your poster file to our FTP site and then sending an e-mai notifying us that you have entered the competition.

Uploading Your Poster

  1. Name your submission: (first initial)LastName_SchoolName.jpg (i.e. mridlon_GlobalHighSchool.jpg)
  2. Using My Computer, go to
  3. When the login box pops up, type east\poster for the username
  4. In the Password box, type e@st_ftp
  5. Hit the Enter key on your keyboard, or click the Log On button on your screen. You may now drag and drop or copy and paste your file into this area to complete the process.

Once you have placed your file into this folder, you will not be able to make any changes to it or delete it.

E-mail Notification

After uploading your poster file; please send an e-mail to containing the following information:

  1. Name of designer(s)
  2. File name
  3. School name
  4. Facilitator name
  5. Brief description of poster, including the story behind the design.

If submitting more than one design, please send a separate e-mail for each entry.

Note: When your submission is complete, you will receive a “thank you” e-mail.

Judging Process and Finalist Details

Approved posters will be reviewed by a panel of judges, with finalists chosen and announced prior to the Conference. If your poster is chosen as a finalist, you will be required to bring a printed copy, mounted on foam board (size 30" x 40") with a title and description card, to the Conference for display. Turn the poster and card in during registration.

Title Card Specifics

Submit the following information on an 8-1/2 x 11 sheet of white card stock with your poster.

  • Student name(s), 18-pt. font
  • School name, 18-pt. font
  • Facilitator name, 16-pt. font
  • Software used, 16-pt. font
  • Poster description. What was the inspiration behind the design? Tell how the poster came together. 12-pt. font

Tip: If traveling a long distance, ship your poster ahead of time or contact a school closer to Hot Springs for help in getting it printed and delivered to convention center.

All finalist posters will become the property of EAST. Winners will be recognized on Tuesday, March 2 during the Opening Plenary.

2009 Poster Competition Runners-Up

Kick Drugs  by Erich-Matthew Pulfer, Beebe Middle School
Second-Hand Smoke Kills by Chad Towery, Greenbrier High School

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