Poster Competition

College and University Students

Our annual GIS poster competition provides an excellent forum for students to present their work to Indiana’s GIS community.

Posters will be displayed during our 2017 Annual Indiana GIS Conference, and pictures of the winning posters will appear prominently in the IGIC News. It could open the door to future job opportunities or even cash rewards!

First Place: $250
Second Place: $150
Third Place: $100

All current undergraduate and graduate students from Indiana colleges and universities are eligible to enter the poster competition. Students are invited to submit illustrations of how GIS is used.


Submitting an Entry

All posters must be received at the IGIC office by the end-of-business the Wednesday before the Conference.  This year this deadline is Wednesday April 30, 2017, by 5 pm.  A PDF copy of your poster must also be submitted by email to Jennifer Weintraut:

Posters can be either hand delivered to the IGIC office located in the Indianapolis Urban League building [MAP], or mailed to:

777 Indiana Ave., Suite 210
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Attention: Phil Worrall

Judging Criteria

Submissions will be judged by a panel according to the following criteria:

Introduction and Methodology (30% of score)
  • Statement of Objectives
  • Relation to Previous Research
  • Research Design

Results (30% of score)

  • Substance of Findings
  • Relation of Findings to Objectives
  • Conclusions

Design (40% of score)

  • Organization
  • Visuals

Download a Flyer: HERE


Student Volunteers

We encourage all students who are submitting a poster to also be a Student Volunteer.  Student Volunteers are assigned to work in one of the meeting rooms and you get to attend the conference [and eat] for free.  For more information on being a student volunteer, please contact Kurt Babcock by clicking HERE.