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ISLP Poster Competition 2018-2019


This competition has now finished and International prizewinners announced.

The competition

ISLP is pleased to announce the International Poster Competition for 2018-2019. The competition invites school and university students from around the world to design a statistical poster. There is no particular theme or topic required for a poster to be eligible. 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 62nd World Statistics Congress of the ISI in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, during August 2019.

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 2018-2019, 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 January 8th, 2018. The competition is open to teams of 2 to 5 students. There are three categories

  • students born in 2003 and younger (lower secondary school)
  • students born in 2000 and younger (upper secondary school)
  • undergraduate students in university/college (Bachelor's degree students or equivalent, no age limit)

Teams are registered by teachers or faculty staff. They will inform the country coordinator of their home country of participants by March 1st, 2019. 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 March 30th, 2019. A link to upload the posters will be available soon.


National competition pages

Argentina: http://www.fhuc.unl.edu.ar/pages/noticia/36117/taller_de_elaboraci%C3%B3n_de_poster.html/

Australia: www.ssaipostercomp.info/

Bolivia: islp-bolivia.github.io/

Brazil: www.facebook.com/ISLPBrasil/

Finland: tilastokoulu.stat.fi

Hungary: http://www.eco.u-szeged.hu/islp-statisztikai-poszterverseny

United Kingdom: https://rapnexus.ed.ac.uk/wp/uk-poster-competitions/

Bulgaria: www.nsi.bg/islp2019/

Italy: https://www.istat.it/it/archivio/219934/

Colombia: https://www.islp.semillerodeinvestigacion.com/

Netherlands: https://www.islp-nederland.nl/


Chair: James Nicholson

Members: John Harraway, Gail Burrill, Manfred Borovcnik, Audy Salcedo


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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