A picture tells a thousand words, so have your say.

Click here to download a PDF copy of the rules for Posters. 

Click here to download a copy of the judging rubric.

2022 Poster Titles:

  • Natural History Illustration (hand drawn only)
  • The Chemistry of Life
  • Contemporary People of Science
  • The Science of Music
  • The Story of Glass
  • The Physics of Light
  • A Rocky Story
  • Bushfires and Storms

A successful Oliphant Science Awards Poster entry:

  • Has a strong science message and accurate science content.
  • Communicates a single idea clearly.
  • Shows good quality artistic skills and imagination, giving the poster visual appeal.
  • Uses minimal words (try using fewer than 25 words). The judges will favour entries that give a visual message without the use of a lot of text.
  • Can be easily read from a distance.

Rules for Posters:

  • The poster must be on one of the titles listed above.
  • The poster must be the work of one person (no group entries or unacknowledged assistance by an adult).
  • The poster must be the student’s own work.
  • The poster must be original.
  • The poster must be on lightweight card no larger than 51 cm x 65 cm. No corflute, glass, wood or other heavy frame or backing permitted.
  • The poster must not weigh more than 200g.
  • The poster may be a collage of other pictures or made using computer assisted graphics. All images and graphics need to be attributed.
  • The poster must be flat (no three-dimensional material attached).

In presenting your poster entry:

  • You must securely attach your Identification Label (your Coordinator will give you this label) to the back of your entry.