Beginning with the 1992 Greater Houston Athletic Trainers Society Student Athletic Trainer Clinic the poster contest has been named in Robert Howard Pieper's memory. Find out more about Robert Pieper. MORE>>>

Poster Contest Results

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2012

Printable Poster Guidlines

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TRADITIONAL POSTER GUIDELINES

  • Clear your topic with your supervising athletic trainer.
  • The topic must be presented on a standard 22" x 28" poster board.
  • NO irregular shaped posters will qualify for any judging or student choice award
  • The body of the poster text must be TYPED with no less than 250 words and no more than 500 words.  Please, do not write this as a paper; it must be in poster lay-out.
  • There must be at least two (2) professional publications with a bibliography (MLA format) displayed on the front of the poster to support the information researched for the topic.
  • The poster must contain at least three graphics (photos, graphs, or charts).
  • The text and graphics (drawings are acceptable) must be glued or taped to the poster (no staples).
  • Place authors name, school, category and word count on the BACK of the poster.
  • Posters who do not meet the minimum requirements will not be judged; but will be displayed.
  • Professional athletic trainers will check in posters at registration.

    Example of Traditional poster


JUDGING OF THE TRADITIONAL POSTERS

  • The posters will be divided into the 4 following categories  
    1. Upper Extremity Injuries
    2. Lower Extremity Injuries
    3. Medical Conditions
    • Like Diabetes, Sickle Cell
    4. Miscellaneous
    • Anything that doesn’t fit into the above categories: Head, Thorax, concussion etc..

Awards presented to the top 3 in each category

COMPUTER GENERATED POSTERS

  • Clear your topic with your supervising athletic trainer.
  • The poster must be no larger than 4' x 6'.
  • The text must be typed with no less than 250 and no more than 700 words.
  • There must be at least four (4) professional publications with a bibliography (MLA format) displayed on the front of the poster to support the information researched for the topic.
  • The poster will consist of one computer printed sheet (no cut & paste, no background or matting)
  • Place authors name, school, category (Computer Generated) and word count on theBACK of the poster.
  • Posters who do not meet the minimum requirements will not be judged; but will be displayed.
  • Professional athletic trainers will check in posters at registration.

Example of Computer Generated Poster

JUDGING of the Computer generated posters

  • All the posters will be judged together and the top 3 posters in will receive prizes.
*** In order for a student to enter in the Poster Contest, at least one athletic trainer from the student’s school must be a GHATS Member in Good Standing.  An exception is made for schools without a school-based AT.