VIP Poster Competition Spring 2018

Target Audience for Judging

Our target audience includes people from venture capital, faculty, and technical experts, and interested guests who want to find out about VIP innovations. This group is familiar with technology, but may not have an in-depth knowledge of your field. The judges will not expect business plans or market studies, but you can identify potential customers, whether they be consumers, companies, etc.


Who can present?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Teams can be represented by any team-member who is taking the VIP course for credit. Multiple sub-teams from a team may also compete. For a complete list of teams please visit our team description page.



Each team is required to create a Team Poster that represents the need, the innovative response to the need, the solution, and the customer or audience for their innovation. The poster quality should be excellent and the oral presentation of the team poster should be effective, engaging, and provide clear and knowledgable answers to questions. 



The competition will take place on Friday, April 6th from 4:00pm-5:00pm in Klaus Atrium at 266 Ferst ST NW.

VIP Team Poster
Due for printing Thursday, March 29th by 5:00pm
Email posters to
Parameters As defined by the VIP Poster Compeition Rubric.


 Poster Session Walk-Through
Poster Session Walk-Through

This will be the allotted time that each judge, guest, and prospective VIP student can make their way around Klaus Atrium to analyze, review, and discuss the presentations with each team.

Teams compete in tracks, based on major, with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards for each track. 

$1000 - 1st Place

$500 - 2nd Place

$250 - 3rd Place

For example, during this hour our assigned judges for Physics are to examine all Physics posters to help determine a winner for that particular track. 


Judges will move to Klaus 1440 to discuss each teams, again based on tracks,  qualifications listed in the rubric.

Awards Winners will be announced for the compeition after deliberations. Funds go into foundation accounts for teams to apply to expenses (equipment, travel, etc.)!


If you would like to attend the VIP Poster Competition Spring 2018 as either a corporate guest or judge, please fill out the RSVP form below: