ISLP Poster Competition 2020-2021


The competition

ISLP is pleased to announce 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 63nd World Statistics Congress of the ISI in the Netherlands in July 2021.

Advice regarding posters

You may be interested in ISLP poster session presentation 2015 which has valuable advice about designing and presenting a poster; it was written by James Nicholson, Alejandra Sorto and Pedro Campos.

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.


The registration will begin on February 3th, 2020. The competition is open to teams of 2 to 5 students. There are three categories

  • lower secondary schools
  • upper secondary schools
  • universites/universities of applied sciences, Bachelor lever students

Teams are registered by teachers or faculty staff. They will inform the country coordinator of their home country of participants by January 15th, 2021. The country coordinator informs the ISLP Project member Jaana Kesti (jaana.kesti@stat.fi) of the amount of participants. If you don’t find your country’s coordinator from this list please inform the ISLP Director Reija Helenius (reija.helenius@stat.fi). The country coordinators will also upload the national winning posters on the ISLP website before closing of the competition.

The ISLP team wishes everybody good luck for the competition!

Timetable, Information and Guides

Note for country coordinators: winning posters from your national competition should be uploaded to the ISLP website by February 28th, 2021. A link to upload the posters will be available soon.

National competition pages

Finland: tilastokoulu.stat.fi

Venezuela: www.ucv.ve

Australian: www.ssapostercomp.info/i

Brazil: www.facebook.com/ISLPBrasil



In the International competition, prizes for both lower and upper secondary school categories are: €450 for 1st, €350 for 2nd, €200 for 3rd team. In the university category, the prize for the international winner is €2000. In addition, the JMP from SAS will reward with an honourary mention the university team, which best applied the JMP software in their work.

Sponsors & Supporters

ISLP Project:

  • ISI Tokyo Memorial Fund (Japan Statistical Society)
  • Statistics Finland

International competition:

  • JMP from SAS


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