As a part of WESYP 2019 you are invited to
present a poster for the poster competition and WIN
The poster is intended to be a means of
improving your skills in the presentation of information. This
is a unique opportunity for engineering students to
demonstrate their research, projects or business ideas to a
community of world-renowned industry experts, faculty and IEEE
professionals in addition to fellow students. The poster
should aim to have an immediate appeal to non-technical event
attendees but should also provide some content for those with
more specialised interests.
Although the theme of the event is
“Building a Sustainable Future”. A wide variety of relevant
subjects relating to emerging technologies will be
accepted for the poster competition. The topics can contain
different combinations of design, build, experimentation,
analysis etc. Poster submissions must be in English and
posters should show diagrams, photographs, text and data which
would be of interest to other engineers and scientists.
Complex displays should be avoided. The format of the
poster is your choice but should contain the following
Title of the project
Your university logo, WESYP logo and the logo
of supporting industry (if your project is sponsored by
The name of the poster presenter or presenters and
An "Introduction" to the project (rationale, background,
clear statements about what you have set out to do e.g.
problem you intend to solve, proofs you are trying to
establish). This should lead to declarations of project
aim(s) and objectives;
An "Applicable Theory" or "Methodology" or "Experimental"
Section to explain the basis of the techniques / procedures
you are using, including any assumptions made (to put your
results into context);
A "Results and Discussion" Section to explain what you
have done so far and what it tells you (your
A "Conclusion and Further Work" Section summarising your
findings to date and thoughts about how the work will
progress from this point.
The aim is to get all
of this information into such a short amount of space
(A1 Size paper) and at the same time make it CLEAR,
CONCISE AND ENGAGING. Please prepare the poster in portrait
format. A template for your ease is provided here. The use of coloured
pictures, lettering etc is acceptable BUT the background
should be left WHITE. For further information on how to format
a good poster, refer to the following links:
You need to submit one electronic version
of your poster in pdf format to the WESYP committee firstname.lastname@example.org by
the 13th September 2019.
Please include the text ‘Poster Competition’ followed by
your full name in the email title when submitting your
poster. After confirmation of the topic, you can print the
poster in A1 size and bring it along to the event.
Posters will be on display in the Poster
Area located in the Govan Mbeki foyer on the ground level
and would need to comply with the following requirements.
One poster board/area would be allocated to each
You will need to present your research and defend your
poster to the judging panel during the poster session.
The poster judging panel will be notified during the
conference. The competition committee, comprising both
academic and practitioner members, will evaluate the content
and design of all posters.
The self-explanatory posters must visually illustrate and
briefly explain technical projects or research studies
related to the conference theme or other topics related to
the field of professional communication or engineering.
The competition committee will notify the
winners on 21st September 2019. First place and second
place winners will be awarded cash prizes and certificates.
All winning posters will be displayed during the rest of the