ISLP International Poster Competition 2020-2021

Dear students,

We are pleased to announce ISLP International Poster Competition 2020-2021. The competition challenges students to conduct a mini survey on the theme of the environment, biology or sustainable development and present the survey process and the results on a statistical poster. This competition is open to undergraduate students having a strong background in statistics. The posters should reflect or illustrate usage analysis, interpretation and communication of statistics or statistical information. There is no registration cost for this competition.

There will be a National competition within each country involved, followed by an international competition to determine the overall winners. These will be announced and the posters will be displayed at various events. Money and product prizes are awarded in both competitions.

Registration deadline:       Friday, January 15, 2021

Poster submission deadline (digital/soft copy):       Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. (PST)

Looking forward to a good student participation!

In case of any query please contact internationaloffice@iba.edu.pk

Brief description:

ISLP has announced the International Poster Competition for 2020-2021. The competition invites school and university students from around the world to design a statistical poster. The topic is environment, biology or sustainable development. The posters should reflect or illustrate usage analysis, interpretation and communication of statistics or statistical information. There will be a National competition within each country involved, followed by an International competition to determine the overall winners. These will be announced and the posters displayed at the 63rd World Statistics Congress of the ISI in the Netherlands in July 2021.

The Country Coordinator of Pakistan will organize the National Competition on Friday, 19th February 2021 and will upload the National Winning Poster on the ISLP website before the closing date of the International Competition i.e. 28th Feb., 2021. Subsequently, an international jury will be appointed for judging the finalists and for choosing the winners of the ISLP Poster Competition 2020-2021.

Topic:

The topics this year are environment, biology and/or sustainable development

JMP Software:

In the Poster Competition 2020-2021, participants are provided with JMP software. It can be used for analytical and graphical purposes in creation of a poster. However, participants are free to use any tools in their work. The software will be available for students, teachers, faculty staff and country coordinators, who participate in or promote the competition. The code to access the software will only be given once the country coordinator registers the first students in the competition.

Rules:

  • The theme of the competition is the environment, biology or sustainable development. The work must be based on the usage, analysis and interpretation of statistics. In planning the posters, it is important to take into account the judging rules of the ISLP Poster Competition.
  • Data used can be collected by students or previously published by some reliable source (remember to give source reference and check their reliability).
  • Posters can be made in one's own language or in English.
  • Posters must not contain any information about students or schools who have submitted them.
  • Posters from previous international competitions are not allowed.
  • Posters must be the original design and creation of students.
  • Posters must be two-dimensional (one single sheet) and one-sided. The maximum size is A1 (841 mm x 594 mm). The maximum file size of electronic posters is 10MB.
  • Posters received after the established deadline will not be considered for the competition.
  • All posters taking part in the competition become the property of Statistics Finland and the International Statistical Institute (ISI) and will not be returned.
  • By submitting a poster, students give permission for their work to be displayed at various events and occasions and in publications of the International Statistical Institute, and in electronic format on the internet.

Judging criteria:

  • Clarity of the message
  • Data collection
  • Analysis and conclusions
  • Graphs and tables
  • Presentations
  • Creativity importance

Prize:

In the University category, there is a grand prize for the international winner i.e. Euro 2000. In addition, the JMP from SAS will reward with an honorary mention the university team which will have best applied the JMP software in their work.

Registration process:

  • Form a team of 2-5 members
  • Select a teacher/faculty staff who will be supervising the students
  • Each team is to be registered by the supervisor to the country coordinator latest by Friday, January 15, 2021
  • Digital copy of posters must be submitted by the supervisor to country coordinator latest by Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. (PST)
    (All submissions, in the form of email attachments, to be sent at: islppostercompetitionpakistan@gmail.com)

The country coordinator details will be provided to supervisors only once the teams are finalized.

Official link:

More information about the competition can be found at: http://iase-web.org/islp/Competitions.php