2014 Undergraduate Poster Competition

Call for submissions for the Undergraduate Poster Competition for the 2014 annual meeting of SEDAAG in Athens, GA November 23-25, 2014. Single authored undergraduate posters on any geographic topic will be accepted. Two $250 cash awards will be presented by the SEDAAG Education Committee. A primary criterion will be a well-defined research objective and a research procedure appropriate to achieving it. The paper should focus on one or more research questions and present at least a tentative answer. Papers without such a focus will be scored lower.Awards will also be based on content and visual design of the poster and the oral presentation by the student.Only single authored undergraduate posters will be accepted but the student may recognize additional collaboratorsand faculty advisors in the acknowledgements.


Undergraduate Poster Competition submission information is due on Friday, September 5, 2014 and should be completed through the online submission form (http://sedaag.org/submissions-form/). Please note: The poster summary or program abstract is not REQUIRED at this time.  All other information, besides a proof of the poster and abstract, requested on the online submission form should be completed at this time for inclusion in the program. Submission information received after this deadline will not be accepted for consideration.


The Undergraduate Poster Competition Abstract Submission deadline is Monday, September 29, 2014.

See below for details.


All abstract submissions are to be emailed to Heidi Lannon at Heidi.lannon@sfcollege.edu.In the subject line of your submission email, please put “Undergraduate Poster Competition submission SEDAAG 2014”. In the body of your email, please include the following information:

  1. Name of student presenter (last name, first name)
  2. Title of poster
  3. Affiliation
  4. Complete mailing address
  5. Email address
  6. Phone number
  7. Name of Faculty advisor
  8. Email addressof Faculty advisor


For example:

  1. Bourghassi, Carmina
  2. On the Biogeography of Penguins
  3. University of Virginia at Pungo
  4. Department of Geography

University of Virginia at Pungo

Pungo, Virginia 23456

  1. cbourghassi@uvapungo.edu
  2. cell 205-215-2255
  3. Dr. Jennifer Rahn
  4. JRahn@uvapungo.edu


The way you supply this information is the way it will be duplicated.

Do NOT use different fonts, spacing, tabs, etc.


Abstract Format.  All submissions must be accompanied by a single-spaced abstractthat is no longer than 200 words total. Abstracts must begin with the paper title, followed by the author’s name, and institutional affiliation(s). This is followed by the body of the abstract. If the abstract contains more than one paragraph, leave two spaces between paragraphs. Use 12-point type fonts and left-justify your abstract only and use single spacing.Abstracts will be reformatted for listing on the web, so please do not embed unnecessary formatting in the abstract. Such formatting may cause extra work inprocessing or glaring discrepancies in the final format. Authors are responsible for editing and proofreading their abstracts; they will be listed as submitted.  Again, only left-justify your abstract and use single spacing.


Poster set-up. Stands for presenting posters will be provided by SEDAAG. As in previous years, poster dimensions will be 36” x 48”.  Materials should be of professional quality and legible from a distance of three feet. Text should be confined to brief statements.