Poster Rubric

Students whose posters are chosen to be displayed will receive free admission to the Summit. Posters will be judged by an expert panel according to the rubrics below for cash prizes, and by conference attendees for the People’s Choice Award. Final categories will be determined after all submissions are received to ensure posters are grouped with similar poster genres.

poster-session_4628-copySustainability Research (Undergraduate & Graduate)

  • Clear link to sustainability
  • Creativity and/or originality
  • Poster design is visually appealing and easy to follow
  • Concepts are organized and information is clearly stated
  • Content states research question, has thumbnail literature review, methods, findings and conclusion

Green Design (e.g., architectural, interior design, landscape, engineering/technology)

  • Clear link to sustainability
  • Creativity and/or originality
  • Poster design is visually appealing and easy to follow
  • Potential for practical and scalable impact at the community, campus, or teaching level
  • Inclusion of green design elements – including, but not limited to:
    • Utilizing natural or existing setting/land use
    • Water
    • Landscape
    • Building materials
    • Air quality (indoor emissions)
    • Energy efficiency
    • Renewable energy
    • Energy sources
    • Recycling, re-use (materials and/or waste stream)
    • Relationship with the surrounding community, culture

Sustainability Education & Community Engagement 

  • Clear link to sustainability
  • Creativity and/or originality
  • Poster design is visually appealing and easy to follow
  • Potential for practical and scalable impact at the community, campus, student, or teaching level
  • Sustainability topics/issues addressed – including, but not limited to:
    • Land use
    • Water use/water quality
    • Landscaping
    • Building materials
    • Air quality (indoor emissions)
    • Energy efficiency
    • Energy sources
    • Recycling, re-use (materials and/or waste stream)
    • Community Engagement
    • Relationship with the surrounding community, culture

Sustainability In Action (e.g., program, policy, advocacy successes) 

  • Clear link to sustainability
  • Creativity and/or originality
  • Poster design is visually appealing and easy to follow
  • Sustainability topics/issues addressed – including, but not limited to:
    • Land use
    • Water use/water quality
    • Landscaping
    • Building materials
    • Air quality (indoor emissions)
    • Energy efficiency
    • Energy sources
    • Environmental justice
    • Renewable energy
    • Recycling, re-use (materials and/or waste stream)
    • Relationship with the surrounding community, culture
    • Environmental policy, law, society

Sustainability in Creative Arts ​&​ Humanities

  • Clear link to sustainability
  • Creativity and/or originality
  • Poster design is visually appealing and easy to follow
  • Sustainability topics/issues addressed – including, but not limited to:
    • Beauty in the environment and sustainability
    • Relation to cultural and human practices, discussion on what it means to sustain culture
    • Social and environmental justice of sustainabilit
    • Art and environment
    • Environmental writing, poetry
    • Media studies- News and media reviews
    • Performance-Dance, vocal (with pictures of performance, lyrics or music sheets)
    • Visual arts