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ISLP Poster Competition 2024-2025

The competition

ISLP is pleased to announce the International Poster Competition for 2024-2025. 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 65th World Statistics Congress of the ISI in The Hague October 5, 2025 - October 9, 2025

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 2024-2025, 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.

Students and instructors can access JMP Student at: www.jmp.com/student➶ This is a 12 month license for either Windows or Mac. Codes are no longer needed to access the download of the software. When the form asks for a course, the student or instructor can fill in “ISLP”.

On the 23rd of May, 2024, Volker Kraft held an introductory workshop on how to use JMP to create statistical charts, graphs, and many other visualisations. The workshop is a highly recommended resource for those, including teachers, who want to facilitate the usage of statistics in students' posters. Take a look below!

Registration

The registration has begun on February 1st, 2024. The competition is open to teams of 1 to 5 students. There are four categories

• elementary schools, ages 9 to 11 (NEW!) (separate instructions below)

• lower secondary schools, ages 12 to 15

• upper secondary schools, ages 16 to 18

• universites/universities of applied sciences, Bachelor level students (before writing thesis)

Teams are registered by teachers or faculty staff. They will inform the country coordinator of their home country of participants at the latest by April 20th, 2025. Posters sent after this date will not be accepted. The country coordinator informs the ISLP of the number of participants (islp.coordination@gmail.com). If you don’t find your country’s coordinator from this list please inform the ISLP (islp.coordination@gmail.com). 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 April 20th, 2025. A link to upload the posters will be available in the beginning of February 2025.

NOTE: Please note that the primary school category has its own documents. Find them here:

English judging criteria

Spanish judging criteria

English guidelines

Spanish guidelines

Spanish instructions for students

Portugese judging criteria

National competition pages

Finland

Bulgaria

Australia

Sri Lanka

Jury

Will be announced later.

Prizes

The awards in the elementary school category is:

• Books or calculators

Lower secondary school and upper secondary school categories are:

1. 450€ per group

2. 350€ per group

3. 200€ per group

The winners in the university and university of applied sciences categories will receive:

1. 900€ per group

2. 700€ per group

3. 400€ per group

Sponsors & Supporters

Sponsor of the International Poster Competition:

JMP/SAS

Supporters of the ISLP Project:

• Statistics Finland

• Palkansaajasäätiö

• Otto Malmin säätiö

• Finnish Statistical Society

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